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February 23, 2022

Report: Ukrainian Government Prepared to Wipe Servers

GovInfoSecurity, February 23, 2022
Tensions between Russia and Ukraine have come to a boiling point. This week, Russian President Vladimir Putin began what the West has since labeled an "invasion" of the former Soviet state, starting with two pro-Russia breakaway territories in the eastern Donbas region. The move has tasked Ukrainian network defenders with safeguarding the nation's critical assets, which are now centrally stored in its capital, Kyiv.

February 22, 2022

Ransomware attacks are rising, payment security consortium warns

American Banker, February 22, 2022
A payment security standards group released a warning this month about the growing threat of ransomware, echoing forecasts from the U.S. government and others that an uptick in such attacks, which coincided with the pandemic, will likely continue.

February 17, 2022

How To Spot a Scammer and Protect Yourself From Them, According to a Relationship Therapist and Cyber Security Expert

Well + Good, February 17, 2022
As someone who's lost hours of her life this month to The Tinder Swindler and Inventing Anna, scammers have been weighing heavily on my mind—particularly, how they're able to deftly infiltrate and even ruin the lives of seemingly smart, successful, discerning, and otherwise just "with it" people. It makes me worry that if such a thing can happen to others, could it happen to me?

February 15, 2022

Lisa Plaggemier Discusses Cybersecurity at the Winter Olympics

TechSpective, February 15, 2022
The Winter Olympics are taking place right now in Beijing, China. It puts the teams and athletes in a sensitive and precarious situation because China is an economic and geopolitical adversary to most of the participating nations, and expectations are high that China will do everything it can to intercept communications and infiltrate devices to gather intelligence during the event.