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Monitoring Matters

Cyber breach fatigue breeds complacency

April 8, 2020Ginger Hill, Managing Editor

One thing I've noticed throughout this whole COVID-19 pandemic is the increase in cybersecurity hardening tips, tricks and solutions promoted on social media, adding to the already seemingly constant mentioning and discussion of data breaches taking place all over the globe. The more people see or hear of something, the less likely they are to take notice and actually do something. Take the car alarm as an example. When this technology first became popular, very few people had heard the sound that...

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On The Editor's Desk

The state of ransomware ...

January 8, 2020Paul Ragusa, Editor

The recent cyberattack on the city of New Orleans is another sobering example of how vulnerable we are as a nation to cyber criminals. Even for cities like New Orleans, which was prepared for such an attack, there is an incredible amount of time and effort and cost that goes into getting a city back up on its feet after such an incident. Following the New Orleans attack, a report on the State of Ransomware in the U.S., created by cybersecurity research firm Emsisoft, was rushed to be released ahead...

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Also Noted

DIY camera maker Wyze suffers data breach, 2.4 million affected

January 2, 2020SSN Staff

SEATTLE—DIY smart home camera maker Wyze reported last week that 2.4 million customers' data was exposed as part of a data breach that happened between December 4th - December 26th. Unlike the Amazon Ring data breach, which Amazon said was done through a third party, Wyze noted that the breach happened because of an employee error. Although the information did not contain passwords, personal financial data, or video content, it did contain Wyze nicknames, user emails, profile photos, WiFi router...

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