Simon Fraser University suffered ransomware attack last spring

A ransomware attack last spring at Simon Fraser University (SFU) reportedly compromised the personal information of about 250,000 students, faculty and alumni. Information included student and employee identification numbers, full names, birthdays, course enrolments and encrypted passwords. …read more Source:: SecurityMagazine

Metro Health joins collaborative effort to combat pandemic-era increase in cyberattacks

As cybercriminals increase their attacks during the COVID-19 pandemic, Metro Health – University of Michigan Health is fighting back. Metro Health has joined an innovative partnership of cybersecurity experts working 24/7 to protect patients and employees from scams and information theft. The Michigan Healthcare Security Operations Center launched in 2018 as the first collective of…

Cities across the US prepare with safety measures following Breonna Taylor case

Louisville, Ky. Mayor Greg Fischer and Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD) Chief Robert Schroeder outlined steps being taken in preparation for Attorney General Daniel Cameron’s planned announcement in the Breonna Taylor case, including a countywide curfew starting at 9 p.m. …read more Source:: SecurityMagazine

CISA awards $2m to the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC)

Following a competitive review process, CISA awarded $2,000,000 to the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) for a two-year period of performance beginning on September 30, 2020. UMMC will use REMCDP funds to build on the successes of its previous REMCDP awards. …read more Source:: SecurityMagazine

Addressing the cyber metrics challenge

Why are CISOs constrained from delivering metrics at scale and why is producing good security metrics so difficult? Here, find out what the five stages of security metrics maturity are, and how you can achieve a mature security metrics program. …read more Source:: SecurityMagazine

TikTok seeks injunction to halt Trump ban, claims it would break America’s own First and Fifth Amendments

Video-sharing app appears to have had enough of presidential posturing TikTok has asked the courts for a preliminary injunction against the Trump administration that would prevent the US from banning the video-sharing app this weekend.… …read more Source:: TheRegister

Blizzard Co-Founder Mike Morhaime Launches New Gaming Endeavor Dreamhaven

Mike Morhaime, the cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment, has launched a new game company called Dreamhaven, and it has established two new game studios: Moonshot and Secret Door. VentureBeat reports: The Irvine, California-based company is a pretty good clue that Morhaime and his wife Amy Morhaime weren’t quite done with games when they left Activision Blizzard…

Building a USB-C Charger for Canon NB-4L Batteries

One of the most appealing aspects of USB-C is that it promises to be a unified power delivery system. You’ll no longer need to have a separate power cords for for your phone, camera, and laptop; physically they’ll all use USB-C connectors, and the circuitry in the charger will know how much juice to send…

Fall Guys are apparently horrific, nightmarish monsters on the inside – CNET

Their insides look much creepier than their adorable outside exterior. …read more Source:: CNet

Four years after Europe sorted this, America is still going around in circles on data privacy in stuffy hearings

Federal versus state action – the endless conundrum for the United States The legislative dance around a federal data privacy law continued on Wednesday at a Congressional hearing where a range of former FTC officials and California’s Attorney General were quizzed on how to make it a reality.… …read more Source:: TheRegister