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Attackers Hit Ceiling in Ransomware Demands
Robert Lemos, Contributing Writer
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New Bedford, Massachusetts' refusal to pay a $5.3 million ransom highlights how victim towns and cities may be hitting the limit to what they're willing to spend to speed recovery.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 9/5/2019
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Texas Towns Recover, but Local Governments Have Little Hope for Respite from Ransomware
Robert Lemos, Contributing Writer
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Their struggles underscore the difficulties for small towns in dealing with cyberattacks.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 8/22/2019
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Towns Across Texas Hit in Coordinated Ransomware Attack
Robert Lemos, Contributing Writer
News
The state government and cybersecurity groups have mobilized to respond to a mass ransomware attack that simultaneously hit 22 different towns statewide.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 8/19/2019
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8 Head-Turning Ransomware Attacks to Hit City Governments
Steve Zurier, Contributing Writer
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Hackers know vulnerable systems when they see them, and they also know this: Many government systems are decades old, running Windows 7 and even Windows XP.
By Steve Zurier Contributing Writer, 8/5/2019
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Cisco Pays $8.6M in First False Claims Suit for Vulnerabilities in Security Product
Robert Lemos, Contributing Writer
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A security consultant reported vulnerabilities in Cisco's Video Surveillance Manager in 2009 but the company ignored the issues and fired the consultant.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 8/1/2019
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6 Actions That Made GDPR Real in 2019
Steve Zurier, Contributing Writer
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In the wake of recent fines levied against British Airways, Marriott, and Facebook, companies are starting to take data privacy and security more seriously.
By Steve Zurier Contributing Writer, 7/22/2019
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The Dangers of Demonizing AI
James Kobielus, Lead Analyst, SiliconANGLE Wikibon
Commentary
As more individuals, governments and companies see artificial intelligence as evil, it becomes clear that we need metrics to ensure that AI is a good citizen.
By James Kobielus Lead Analyst, SiliconANGLE Wikibon, 7/15/2019
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Find an IT Security Career by Getting Lost
James M. Connolly, Editorial Director, InformationWeek and Network Computing
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Check out this Interop keynote video where Graham Holdings' Stacey Halota describes the twists and turns of her career and the challenges that security and privacy teams face.
By James M. Connolly Editorial Director, InformationWeek and Network Computing, 7/6/2019
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How Hackers Infiltrate Open Source Projects
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark Reading
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The dependency trees of modern software-development make smaller open-source projects vulnerable to hackers sabotaging code.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 6/27/2019
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Businesses Must Prepare for Global 'Digital Disorder'
Jai Vijayan, Contributing Writer
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Supply chain, procurement and customer engagement models face significant disruption in the next decade new A.T. Kearney report warns.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 6/27/2019
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CIO View: The Business Wins that Make a Big Difference.
James M. Connolly, Editorial Director, InformationWeek and Network Computing
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Three leading CIOs share how data and analytics are making a difference in their organizations.
By James M. Connolly Editorial Director, InformationWeek and Network Computing, 6/27/2019
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Suppliers Spotlighted After Breach of Border Agency Subcontractor
Robert Lemos, Contributing Writer
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Attackers increasingly use third-party service providers to bypass organizations' security. The theft of images from US Customs and Border Protection underscores the weakness suppliers can create.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 6/11/2019
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Feds Make New Arrest in Darkode Case
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer
News
Another American was arrested and charged alongside three international suspects who remain at large, according to newly unsealed indictment.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, 6/6/2019
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Healthcare Breach Expands to 19.6 Million Patient Accounts
Robert Lemos, Contributing Writer
News
LabCorp says its third-party debt-collection provider, AMCA, notified the company that information on 7.7 million patients had leaked. Expect more healthcare companies to come forward.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 6/5/2019
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Data-Driven Nudging: Cool or Uncool?
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer
Commentary
Many things in our modern world involve behavior modification. In fact, some organizations are setting up "nudge units," but why?
By Lisa Morgan Freelance Writer, 6/4/2019
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Baltimore Ransomware Attacker Was Behind Now-Suspended Twitter Account
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading
News
Researchers at Armor were able to confirm the person or persons behind a Twitter account that appeared to be leaking confidential files was the actual ransomware attacker that hit the city.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 6/3/2019
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FEC Gives Green Light for Free Cybersecurity Help in Federal Elections
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading
News
Official opinion issued by the Federal Election Commission to nonprofit Defending Digital Campaigns is good news for free and reduced-cost security offerings to political candidates and committees.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 5/23/2019
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CIO Keynote: Less Jargon, More Focus on Business Outcomes
Joao-Pierre S. Ruth, Senior Writer
Commentary
Though they came from different disciplines, CIOs at the Interop keynote shared a common need to get down to business.
By Joao-Pierre S. Ruth Senior Writer, 5/22/2019
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Interop 2019: CIOs, Security, AI, and More
InformationWeek Staff,
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Day 3 of Interop 2019 features four CIO keynoters and several dozen educational technical and leadership sessions.
By InformationWeek Staff , 5/22/2019
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Find Your New Job in IT Today
James M. Connolly, Editorial Director, InformationWeek and Network Computing
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InformationWeek has partnered with ZipRecruiter to host a job search tool on our pages.
By James M. Connolly Editorial Director, InformationWeek and Network Computing, 5/20/2019
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