Tag Archives: cyber risk

It Came From Your Email

This data breach isn’t the only major cyber crime to severely impact millions of lives this year. In late June, multiple companies across the world were under siege by a virus that effectively shut down computers and extorted money.

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War Games

Many large-scale cyber threats demonstrate the deceptively simple techniques hackers often employ to infiltrate our computers and steal our information: requests from a stranger on your social media, the stray USB drive on the floor, and the email you failed to scrutinize before opening.

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Let Us Sniff Out Your Security

In July 2016, the CSD Pool awarded six districts a free cyber risk assessment through our partner NetDiligence. Here follows our interview with the Executive Directors of two participating districts.

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Don’t worry. Your password is totally strong enough…

Is your password security up to snuff? Most people are pretty relaxed about password security, and even when websites force us to have strong passwords, we find tricks around that which just make us vulnerable again.

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The Rise of Ransomware

Late on a Friday evening in the beginning of February, staff at the Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center in Los Angeles, California began to report issues accessing portions of the hospital’s network. As the administration would soon learn, their system had been infected with a piece of malicious software that had encrypted critical files and databases. The malicious software provided the hospital with an ultimatum—pay up, or never have access to these files again.

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Welcome to the Next-Generation eRiskHub®

The dangers of data breaches are far reaching, and the severity of them are being felt at all levels. In this first article for Cyber Risk Awareness Month, we will focus on the eRiskHub, how it can help your organization be more proactive in your cyber security, and how it can assist if you suspect a breach has occurred.

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Public Utilities in the U.S. Being Targeted by International Hackers

Late in 2013, the FBI discovered that a Chinese hacker called UglyGorilla was seeking access to parts of a U.S. utility company’s systems that would allow him to remotely cut off heat or damage pipelines.

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Avoiding Data Breach

Recently the news media has been full of reports of companies, cities, states, and other groups getting stung by costly data breaches. These crimes not only deplete corporate and public funds, but increase insurance rates and take a huge toll on an entity’s reputation. Reasonable safeguards could protect your district from these perils, and potentially save you a lot of time and money.

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Identity Theft: What’s It All About?

The 1990s spawned a new variety of criminals: identity thieves. Identity theft is a serious crime and occurs when a thief obtains some piece of your sensitive information and uses it without your knowledge to commit fraud or theft. As a victim, you can lose job opportunities; be refused loans for education, housing or cars; or even been arrested for crimes you didn’t commit.

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