Cyber Security

2021 Cybersecurity Spring Cleaning Checklist

By  Michael Aliperti, MS-ISAC Chair | 4/12/2021 1:40 pm

Spring is not just a good time for cleaning your house or apartment, it’s also a good time to clean up your technology and cyber footprint. Throughout the year, especially around the holidays and during tax season, you extend your cyber footprint by paying bills, shopping, using social media, and many other digital activities whether for business or pleasure. Spring cleaning your space is meant to improve the air quality after having it closed up all winter, and cleaning can improve your mood and remove a year’s worth of clutter. Cleaning your technology and cyber footprint can do the same thing; it removes clutter from your life while at the same time protecting you and your loved ones.


What You Need to Know About Ransomware

By  Michael Aliperti, MS-ISAC Chair | 4/12/2021 1:30 pm

Ransomware is a growing and expensive problem. In 2019, the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC) observed a 153% increase in the number of reported state, local, tribal, and territorial (SLTT) government ransomware attacks from the previous year. Many of these incidents resulted in significant network downtime, delayed services to constituents, and costly remediation efforts.


Water & Wastewater Cyberattacks: A Case Study

By  Halie Gallik | 3/3/2021 8:00 pm

On Feb. 5, 2021, unidentified cyber actors obtained unauthorized access, on two separate occasions, approximately five hours apart, to the supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system used at a municipal water treatment plant in Florida. The unidentified actors accessed the SCADA system’s software and raised the amount of sodium hydroxide, a caustic chemical, being used as part of the water treatment process.


National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

By  Heather Hughes | 10/6/2020 8:00 am

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month and kicks off with “Do Your Part. #BeCyberSmart.”


Ransomware Continues to Infect Computer Systems

6/25/2020 4:00 pm

Cyber security is a hot topic that is here to stay. Being locked out of your computer system and files, and the potential financial implications of notifying individuals whose data may have been impacted, can devastate any organization’s budget.