How can you go about preparing for public sector ransomware attacks in 2020, especially if you’re a state or local government? Join Delta Risk for our on-demand webinar “Public Sector Ransomware Attacks: Are You Prepared?” to find out. The webinar features two of our experts, Director of Public Sector Policy and Governance Keith Melancon, CISSP, and Vice… Read More
More and more city and state governments are feeling the heat from ransomware attacks. In August 2019, 22 municipalities in Texas experienced this type of cyber attack and Baltimore was also hit by a ransomware attack in May that crippled the city’s computers. Cyber attacks on local governments aren’t slowing down, either. In this blog, we’ll cover lessons you… Read More
Baltimore is feeling the heat from a recent cyber attack involving ransomware that’s crippling the city’s computers. News reports say experts are debating if the strain of ransomware involved in the attack, Robbinhood, leveraged NSA hacking tool EternalBlue. While the Baltimore incident is getting the most attention, other local governments are being hit, too. Earlier this year, two… Read More
Ransomware is today’s menace. It’s profitable, simple to pull off, and can hit organizations of any size. In this blog post, we look at the future of ransomware and related attacks and speculate about what the migration to cloud environments might mean for the threat landscape.
About the Author Arnold Abraham is Principal Attorney and Founder of the CyberLaw Group (cyberlawgroup.net), a law firm focused on personal privacy and data protection. He previously served as a Senior Federal Cyber Security Executive in USCYBERCOM and the Department of Homeland Security. Companies hit by cyber attacks are increasingly finding themselves open to potential liability… Read More
It’s a new year, but ransomware incidents show no signs of going away soon. Organizations continue to be faced with a tough dilemma: pay the ransom, or rely on contingency plan to regain access to critical files and systems. Hancock Health is the latest organization to pay the ransom. Infected by the SamSam ransomware, the Indiana-based hospital… Read More