Monthly Archives: February 2016

Ransomware Attack On Hospital Shuts Down Services

RANSOMWARE ATTACK ON PRESBYTERIAN HOSPITAL (HOLLYWOOD, CA) SHUTS DOWN SERVICES On around February 5, 2016, a ransomware attack on the Hollywood Presbyterian Hospital began preventing access to computers, patient records, and medical devices <http://arstechnica.com/security/2016/02/hospital-pays-17k-for-ransomware-crypto-key/>. Although law enforcement, hospital IT staff, and outside experts were called in, they were unable to restore operations. Eventually, hospital leadership…
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CUSTOM TAILORED SECONDARY & COLLEGE CYBER SECURITY CURRICULUM

NEW FOR 2017: CUSTOM TAILORED FOR YOUR COURSE– THE BEST SECONDARY & COLLEGE CYBER SECURITY CURRICULUM Do Your Non-Technical & Technical Students Know How To Protect Their Identity From Theft, Computer & Mobile Devices From Penetration, and Communications From Interception? For Instructors, Teachers, Professors: The best high-school and college cyber security courses provide technical and non-technical students…
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Windows Security Essentials Update–Secure Web Browsing

WINDOWS SECURITY ESSENTIALS UPDATE–SECURE WEB BROWSING Windows Security Essentials, Chapter 13 Web Browsing, has just been updated. The update covers an overhauled Tor Browser for anonymous web browsing, Firefox security configuration, as well as the most recent changes to both Windows and 3rd-party security software. This chapter update will be included in the next release of Practical…
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Windows User Account Types – PPW03

WINDOWS USER ACCOUNT TYPES The type of Windows user account you use plays a huge role in determining the vulnerability of your Windows computer to malware attacks, hacking, data hijacking, and all other forms of penetration. US-CERT, the division of the Department of Homeland Security responsible for protecting us from cyber-terrorism, has placed it as one…
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