Author: Cybersecure California

  • Harnessing AI: Enhancing Cybersecurity with Artificial Intelligence

    As we venture deeper into the digital age, the role of artificial intelligence (AI) in enhancing cybersecurity has become increasingly significant. With cyber threats growing in sophistication and scale, traditional security measures alone are often insufficient. This week, let’s explore how AI is revolutionizing the cybersecurity landscape, offering advanced solutions to protect digital assets more…

  • Understanding and Preparing for Common Cyber Threats

    Welcome to April! As we move further into the year, it’s a great time to ensure we’re well-versed and prepared for the various cyber threats that lurk in the digital world. Cyber threats constantly evolve, but by understanding the most common types and how to prepare for them, we can significantly bolster our defenses. Let’s…

  • Cybersecurity Hygiene: Daily Practices for a Safer Digital Life

    As March draws to a close and we prepare for the upcoming month, it’s an excellent time to reflect on our daily habits and practices that contribute to cybersecurity. Just as personal hygiene practices are crucial for maintaining health, cybersecurity hygiene is vital for protecting our digital health and safety. Let’s delve into essential daily…

  • Ready for Anything: Creating an Effective Incident Response Plan

    In our continuous journey to fortify cybersecurity measures, this week we focus on a critical aspect often overlooked until it’s too late – the Incident Response Plan (IRP). An IRP is a structured approach for handling and recovering from security incidents. It ensures that when a cybersecurity incident occurs, you’re prepared to respond effectively, minimizing…

  • Strengthening Access: Implementing Strong Authentication Methods

    As we continue our journey through the realm of cybersecurity this March, our focus turns to a critical aspect of protecting our digital assets: authentication. With cyber threats increasingly sophisticated, relying solely on passwords for security is no longer sufficient. This week, let’s explore the world of strong authentication methods, including multi-factor authentication (MFA), biometrics,…

  • County Scammed Out Of $158,000 | News, Sports, Jobs – Post Journal

    County Scammed Out Of $158,000 | News, Sports, Jobs – Post Journal

    <!– SHOW ARTICLE –> Last year, Chautauqua County was swindled out of more than $150,000. During the recent legislature meeting, officials approved a number of budget year-end reconciliations. During committee meetings County Finance Director Kitty Crow noted that the county had been impacted by fraud in 2023, which was why the reconciliation was needed. The…

  • ‘We’re hemorrhaging money’: US health clinics try to stay open after unprecedented cyberattack

    (CNN) — For more than two weeks, a cyberattack has disrupted business at health care providers across the United States, forcing small clinics to scramble to stay in business and exposing the fragility of the billing system that underpins American health care.“We’re hemorrhaging money,” said Catherine Reinheimer, practice manager at the Foot and Ankle Specialty Center…

  • Citing cybersecurity fears, Worcester will no longer post spending online for public view

    Citing cybersecurity fears, Worcester will no longer post spending online for public view

    WORCESTER — The city will no longer post the tax dollars spent from its checkbook online for all to see, citing concerns about cyberattacks and fraud. The city’s online vendor check register — which has been offline for more than a year, with a message saying it will return — will not be brought back online,…

  • Top US cybersecurity agency hacked and forced to take some systems offline – Yahoo News

    Top US cybersecurity agency hacked and forced to take some systems offline – Yahoo News

    A federal agency in charge of cybersecurity discovered it was hacked last month and was forced to take two key computer systems offline, an agency spokesperson and US officials familiar with the incident told CNN.One of the US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency’s affected systems runs a program that allows federal, state and local officials…

  • Microsoft warns Russian hackers are using execs’ stolen emails to broaden cyberattacks

    Microsoft warns Russian hackers are using execs’ stolen emails to broaden cyberattacks

    <!–> George Kurtz says the ‘scariest part’ of latest major cyberattack is that password spraying is pretty basic on scale of attacks on ‘The Claman Countdown.’ Microsoft Corporation says it still cannot shake Russian hackers who compromised several email accounts belonging to company executives. Midnight Blizzard — the group named by Microsoft as responsible for…