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October 19, 2021

Sinclair hit by ransomware attack

Light Reading, October 19, 2021
Sinclair Broadcast Group, a company that owns or operates 185 TV stations in 86 markets, was victimized by a ransomware attack over the weekend. The company, which also operates several regional sports networks, said it has identified that some of its servers and workstations were encrypted with ransomware that, in turn, disrupted a portion of Sinclair's office and operational networks.

October 19, 2021

The InFOCUS Podcast: National Cybersecurity Alliance

Radio + Television Business Report, October 19, 2021
On Sunday, it became known to viewers across the U.S. that Sinclair Broadcast Group had suffered a cyberattack, crippling newsrooms across several markets. This ransomware incident follows similar incidents at Cox Media Group, Audacy, Urban One and Max Media.

October 12, 2021

CISA to Access Agencies’ Endpoints, Help Enhance Security

InfoSec, October 12, 2021
In an effort to bolster endpoint protection within the U.S. government, the White House is ordering federal agencies to allow the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency to access existing deployments. It is also setting timelines for improving the protection of these endpoints - from workstations to mobile phones and servers.

October 8, 2021

Public’s Knowledge of Cybersecurity Best Practices Sorely Lacking

Security Boulevard, October 8, 2021
Public response to and implementation of commonly known best practices for cybersecurity, including strong passwords, multifactor authentication (MFA) and others are tepid at best, according to a report from the National Cybersecurity Alliance and CybSafe.

October 5, 2021

#BeCyberSmart: The Rise of Online Scams

NBC Dallas, October 5, 2021
From annoying phone calls, to fake texts that look legit to every mouse click you make -- the rise of online scams targeting your personal information has become big business for cybercriminals.