The Resurgence of Ransomware & Its Impact on Public Safety
If you follow the news, you may have heard of the major cyber threats that Public Safety faced in 2017:
August – Iberia Parish, LA – Ransomware attack
September – Butler County, KS – Ransomware attack
September – Ocean County, NJ – Data breach
October – Lafayette Parish, LA – Ransomware attack
November – Hennepin County, MN – DDoS attack
November – Camden County, MO – Ransomware attack
November – Williamson County, TN – Ransomware attack
December – Mecklenburg County, NC – Ransomware attack
According to recent news, ransomware attacks overall have fallen sharply in 2018; however, public safety doesn’t always follow the general trends. There is more at stake, and certain hacking techniques might be more effective against the more isolated public safety infrastructure.
We thought it was time to take a closer look at ransomware and the evolving trends of how cyber thugs try to impact your mission of providing life-saving services. As always, our discussion focuses on the public safety community that we uniquely support.