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Cyberattacks skyrocket, U.S. companies targeted

August 18, 2020Ginger Hill, Managing Editor

When I hear the word “skyrocket,” it always reminds me of fireworks bursting overhead, spraying beautiful, illuminating dots and sparkles of color across a black nature canvas. However, when it comes to cyberattacks, there’s nothing beautiful at all about them; they’re detrimental. Take a moment to really think about these malicious assaults that gain unauthorized access to a victim’s device. Sensitive data can be stolen, computers completely taken over and harmful...

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How the CIA got hacked ...

June 17, 2020Ginger Hill, Managing Editor

I feel like I should start this week’s blog post with “once upon a time …” yet that phrase typically fosters good memories of childhood fairy tales that usually led to happy endings, where the prince and princess live happily ever after. The tale I have for you today, unfortunately, is that of cybersecurity nightmares. Getting right to the point, our very own Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), the group that should be outfitted with the top echelon of professionals who seek to serve the federal...

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Are you and your company ready for a cyberattack or data breach?

November 6, 2019Ginger Hill, Managing Editor

Kind of like the once elusive sound of a car alarm in a packed parking lot in the 80s to the flooded number of parked cars with car alarms today, as is the discussion of cyberattacks, cybercrimes, data breaches and such. I remember being around seven years old and in our local K-Mart parking lot with my mom, when a sound emerged from somewhere among the parked cars. That's the first time I had ever heard a car alarm. Today, a car alarm is an annoyance at best and not really “heard” by...

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Cybersecurity pledge signed by over 20 countries

September 27, 2019Ginger Hill, Managing Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine—As ink was flying and signatures made on Monday, September 23, on the Joint Statement on Advancing Responsible State Behavior in Cyberspace, representing the 27 countries committed to upholding this international rules-based order, an evolving framework that guides responsible state behavior in cyberspace, memories resurfaced of my dad and grandmother, both of whom never got to see, much less interact with, the Web. My dad was a “hunt-and-peck” type of man, and as...

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