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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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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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Fibernet Managed Services Can Help YOU Maintain HIPAA Compliance

The Coronavirus has the world in a mess right now. Businesses have been forced to go virtual or temporarily shut down; restaurants are trying to adapt by offering takeout and pickup. As of March 30, 30 states in the US have issued statewide stay at home orders,while other states have multiple counties who have issued

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Bangladesh Bots

BANGLADESH BOTS When you hear Bangladesh, what do you think of? A troubled political past and dangerous Bengal tigers roaming around? Recently, Utah Elections Director Justin Lee announced that Facebook had discovered a bot farm from Bangladesh had launched a disinformation campaign. This campaign had the goal of disrupting the general midterm election in Utah.

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What are deepfakes?

What are deepfakes?

What are deepfakes? Deepfakes are doctored videos that are made using layers of video and AI. Wikipedia describes them as “…combin[ing] and superimpose[ing] images and videos onto source images or videos.”  They are used to create celebrity porn, social hoaxes, and, increasingly, to provide fake news content. Often the face of a well known person,

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