cybersecurity

9-1-1 Dispatch Center Attacked: Rob Cheng Speaks Out

The Attack Tuesday evening, the Tri-County Public Safety Network operating in Albany, Saratoga, and Rensselaer counties were hacked. Reports mention the attack happened around 9:30pm and no services in Albany county were disrupted. Officials worked through the night with vendors and the state Department of Homeland Security’s Cyber Incident Response Team to mitigate the impacts, …

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Senior Cyber: An Interview With The Author (And A Chance To Win A Copy Of The Book)

Cybersecurity At Every Age Last week, PC Matic VP of Sales, Corey Munson, sat down with Scott N. Schober. Scott’s book, Senior Cyber: Best Security Practices for Your Golden Years covers topics, “From the basics of the internet to the fight for healthcare privacy and security that is so critical to our aging population, Senior Cyber offers …

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Listen Up; Cybersecurity Podcasts

Everything That’s Old Is New Again Trends always circle back. We’ve watched for decades as fashion has recycled itself. The bell bottoms of the 60s turned up in 90s fashion. Classic cocktails have found new life with the quarantine crowd. Even the old furniture my grandmother refused to part with has now been relabeled “mid-century” …

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Chain of Attack

How Your Facebook Can Lead To A Ransomware Attack I talk a lot about social media, cookies, and data mining. It’s not just here on Tech Talk either. My friends and family’s eyes glaze over when I start waxing poetic on always modifying cookie settings or locking down your Facebook profile. But I also believe …

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Cyber Attacks on Hospitals

Cyber Attacks on Hospitals – Healthcare Halt Ends Amid Rising COVID-19 Cases

Honor Among Thieves Cyber Attacks on Hospitals. At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, many cyber hackers gave the impression that healthcare facilities would be “off limits.” They called a ceasefire of sorts on an already stressed out medical system. Unfortunately, that appears to be over. The halt was never widely publicized nor was it …

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