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Auto Plants Halted After Supplier Breach

Auto Plants Halted After Supplier Breach

At least two Indiana automotive plants were forced to stop work after a successful cyber attack on a key supplier. “The FBI is aware of a ransomware attack and the significant impact that the attack has had on certain companies in the state of Indiana."After receiving word of the

Joel Cahill
Joel Cahill
Manufacturing
School Cyber Attacks Are Surging

School Cyber Attacks Are Surging

As many as 500 individual grade schools have been compromised by cyber criminals this year alone. "Schools are particularly vulnerable because a successful ransomware attack has the potential to disrupt lesson plans or even delay the start of the academic year."Recent headlines include schools in Florida, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Nebraska,

Joel Cahill
Joel Cahill
Education
Smaller Medical Providers Get Burned by Cyber Attacks

Smaller Medical Providers Get Burned by Cyber Attacks

Wyoming's Campbell County Health suffered a debilitating attack last month. Cyberattacks like this are pummeling doctors, dentists and community hospitals around the country, causing some to turn away patients and others to close their doors permanently.With the hospital unable to provide critical services, patients were transferred to facilities as

Joel Cahill
Joel Cahill
Healthcare
NC State Bar Victim of Cyber Attack

NC State Bar Victim of Cyber Attack

If any profession knows how to value its time (or downtime), it's the legal profession! With the attack on North Carolina's Bar this week, we can expect greater focus on cyber protections across the legal industry. This only compounds the top-of-mind cyber security concerns for Law Firms. Everyone knows Law

Joel Cahill
Joel Cahill
Legal
IRS - Taxes. Security. Together.

IRS - Taxes. Security. Together.

In response to the overwhelming number of attacks on tax professionals, the IRS convened its Security Summit to provide guidance to the industry on cyber security and data protection. Out of this year’s summit, the IRS and partners developed the “Taxes-Security-Together Checklist.” All of the elements in the Checklist

Joel Cahill
Joel Cahill
Financial Services
First Week of School Delayed by Attack

First Week of School Delayed by Attack

A successful cyber attack on a Pennsylvania's school district delayed the start of the school year by a week. "Souderton Area School District is still experiencing network problems after a ransomware cyber attack the first week of school."The school district was not completely unprepared for an attack. In fact,

Joel Cahill
Joel Cahill
Education
Alabama Dental Offices Closed for Two Weeks After Cyber Attack

Alabama Dental Offices Closed for Two Weeks After Cyber Attack

A July cyber attack on Sarrell Dental in Alabama forced a two-week closure of its 17 clinics. Sarrell, a non-profit healthcare provider for children, operates the largest dental services network in the state. The attackers initially seemed to seek only ransom demands, but forensic results were inconclusive on any PHI

Joel Cahill
Joel Cahill
Healthcare
Alabama Hospitals Forced To Turn Away Patients After Cyber Attack

Alabama Hospitals Forced To Turn Away Patients After Cyber Attack

All three of DCH Health System's hospitals were forced to turn away "all but the most critical new patients." "A criminal is limiting our ability to use our computer systems"After the cyber attack paralyzed the health system's network, the three hospitals were forced to rely on pen and paper

Joel Cahill
Joel Cahill
Healthcare