Breach Incidents

Coordinated Ransomware Attack Hits at Least 20 Local Governments In Texas

Trey Shaar reports: A coordinated ransomware attack has affected at least 20 local government entities in Texas, the Texas Department of Information Resources said. It would not release information about which local governments have been affected. The department said the Texas Division of Emergency Management is coordinating support from other state agencies through the Texas...

NU faces ‘very real’ cyber threat: 9.94 million attacks blocked daily

This article by Rick Ruggles about the University of Nebraska’s security challenges may give some readers a better understanding of what happens on a daily basis.  Here are some snippets: …  the number of attacks on systems is shocking. He said NU’s information security efforts block 9.94 million attacks daily. Many of those are...

New Notification Requirements in New York for Healthcare Providers Facing a Cybersecurity Incident

Frank J. Fanshawe, Joseph J. Lazzarotti, Jason C. Gavejian and Maya Atrakchi of JacksonLewis write: On August 12, Mahesh Nattanmai, New York’s Chief Health Information Officer, issued a notice letter (“the notice”) on behalf of the New York State Department of Health (“Department”) requiring healthcare providers to use a new notification protocol for informing...