Author Archives: Milliece Dunkel

Review of Mark Hughes’s article “5 Lessons We Learned From Our Ransomware Attack”

Xchanging, a subsidiary of DXC based in the UK,  was attacked with ransomware on July 4th, 2020.  Mark Hughes, senior vice president of offerings and strategic partners at DXC Technology, wrote an article in the Harvard Business Review titled “5 Lessons We Learned From Our Ransomware Attack”. Hughes explains that a message was received from

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Baltimore County Public Schools Close Due to Ransomware Attack

Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS) reopened last week after closing due to a ransomware attack. This attack was particularly impactful as students are learning virtually during the COVID – 19 pandemic. Before they could reopen, the school district made sure that teachers and staff could access their equipment without it being compromised. BCPS is the

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Decade Wrap-up

A whole decade has passed since 2010. Where has the time gone? A lot has changed with technology and the tech industry in the last 10 years. This article explores some of those changes in ransomware, net neutrality, social media, and the Internet of Things.  Ransom, What? Ransomware is a nasty malware that either locks

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Top 5 Security Tips for the Holidays

Thanksgiving and Christmas are just around the corner with all the holiday shopping. But buyer beware, holiday scammers are also gearing up for the season. Here are some tips to help keep your money and your information safe during the holidays. Don’t reuse the same passwords Reusing the same passwords makes it significantly easier for

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The Scariest Data Breaches of the Last 10 Years

With Halloween around the corner and “rona” in the air you might be wondering how 2020 could get any scarier. Reviewing these data breaches of the last 10 years is sure to give you a fright.  They are arranged by year, starting with the most recent breaches. So secure your facemasks! And get ready for

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10 Do’s and Don’ts of Cybersecurity for Small Businesses

The best way to avoid cyberattacks is to be prepared. Small businesses are especially at risk of attack because they are like low hanging fruit to hackers – the most vulnerable, with the least amount of security policies and practices implemented. A little prevention will save you a lot of headache and money in the

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Dunkin’ Faces Fine Over Cybersecurity

Dunkin’ Donuts glazed over their problems with customer information being hacked. According to Letitia James, New York Attorney General: “For years, Dunkin’ hid the truth and failed to protect the security of its customers, who were left paying the bill. It’s time to make amends and finally fill the holes in Dunkin’s’ cybersecurity. Not only

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Teenager Hacks Twitter

17-year-old Florida teenager, Graham Clark, was arrested in connection with the biggest security and privacy breach in Twitter’s history. Clark is responsible for taking over the accounts of famous people such as President Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Bill Gates, Elon Musk, Kanye West, Apple, and more in an attempt to steal bitcoin. Clark didn’t act

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