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Attivo Networks® and Seminole State College of Florida® Partner to Bring Deception-based Technology Innovation to Students

New Initiative Aims to Help Close Global Cybersecurity Skills Gap Through Education and Training Attivo Networks®, the award-winning leader in deception for cybersecurity threat detection, and Seminole State College of Florida® today announced a joint initiative aimed at closing the global cybersecurity skills gap. Beginning Fall 2020, Seminole State College will be among the first …

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A Hacker’s Perspective: Taking Charge of the Cybersecurity Realm

Authored by: Chris, Geek at Attivo Networks – Earlier this week, Tony and I got the opportunity to hang out on a webinar discussing the state of Information Security, from a hacker’s perspective, and numerous influencing aspects around it. Here are some of the thoughts and takeaways, AND if you have time, here’s the link to the on-line version (yea, sorry, it’s a link, click it OR Google the show from BrightTALK’s site if you don’t trust me!)

Criminal hackers now target hospitals, police stations and schools

Three weeks ago, a debilitating digital virus spread quickly in computer networks at three Southern California hospitals owned by Prime Healthcare Services, encrypting medical and other data so it was impossible to access.

Using a pop-up window, unidentified hackers demanded about $17,000 in the hard-to-trace cybercurrency called bitcoin for the digital key to unlock the data.

FBI Investigates University of Virginia Data Breach

The Federal Bureau of Investigation recently notified the University of Virginia (UVA) of a data exposure following an extensive law enforcement investigation.

The University confirmed that, as a result of a phishing email scam, unauthorized individuals were able to access the human resources system, thus exposing the payroll records of approximately 1,400 employees, including W-2s for years 2013 and 2014, which include Social Security numbers. And, the direct-deposit banking information of 40 employees were accessed.

Experts predict more cyber attacks on universities

Attacks on major state universities will continue in 2016, according to a non-profit cybersecurity readiness organization that specializes in the public sector.

And the problem is exacerbated because some state or small governments don’t have ‘mature’ cybersecurity plans in place, so they can’t mitigate it.

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