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Rob Cheng joins Liz Callaway to discuss cyber regulations and more.

Rob Cheng Talks Cyber Regulations and Insurance with Liz Callaway

Last week, PC Matic founder and CEO, Rob Cheng joined Liz Callaway on her radio show to discuss all things cyber. Cyber Regulations Several regulations have been implemented, or are the midst of implementation, as a result of recent cyber attacks. There are compliance certifications and regulatory measures that organizations must be taking in order …

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Cybersecurity audit confirms, very little progress has been made to secure the American digital infrastructure.

Cybersecurity Audit Exposed Poor Practices by Federal Agencies

Upon evaluating the state of eight federal agencies’ digital infrastructures through a cybersecurity audit, it was confirmed, four agencies nearly failed. Had this been the first cybersecurity audit of those agencies, the scores may not be as alarming. However, in 2018 a similar audit was conducted exposing many of the same cybersecurity risks. The reality …

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Zoom is slapped with an $85 million fine after misleading customers about their security practices.

Zoom Faces $85M Fine After Lying About Encryption & Data Sharing

The video conferencing platform, Zoom, is facing a hefty fine after telling its users they were utilizing end-to-end (E2E) encryption for their platform’s meetings, when they were not. E2E encryption means the video conference would be encrypted, or inaccessible, unless the user provided an access, or decryption code. Zoom claimed they used E2E encryption, when …

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Malware, ransomware and viruses infecting schools K-12.

Broward County Florida School District Hit With Outrageous Ransomware Demands

Broward County school ransomware attack. Broward County Public Schools was hit with possibly the largest ransom demand to date on a school system. The hackers demanded a $40 million payday to not release student and teacher information. District officials said they are confident they caught the breach in time. They say no information was accessed. …

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Acer Hit With Largest Ransom Demand In History

No Official Word Acer manufactures computers. Laptops, desktops, and monitors are what they’re commonly known for. It seems this past week, however, they’ve been concentrating on someone else’s technology. On March 18th, the Taiwanese tech giant was hit with REvil ransomware. The ransomware gang posted several images of what they claimed were stolen Acer financial …

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