Ransomware attackers often find government networks to be lucrative sitting targets that are often largely left unprotected against modern threats. As CNN reports, state and local governments tend to lack enough money and personnel to effectively mitigate these threats.
Not long ago, the concept of killware was the stuff of futuristic, doomsday movie fare. The idea that hackers could breach systems related to basic public infrastructure and health services to put people’s very lives at risk seemed scary, but far-fetched. Unfortunately, that dystopian future has, at least to some degree, arrived.
In our newest whitepaper, “Why Traditional Cybersecurity Tools Cannot Defend Against Zero-Day and No Signature Attacks,” we dive into how traditional cybersecurity tools work, why this fundamentally limits them from being able to detect zero-day or previously unknown attacks, why the industry standard for breach detection is around six to eight months and how modern, contextually-aware AI overcomes the limitations of traditional cybersecurity solutions.
Last week The Baltimore Sun reported that Baltimore City Government computers were infected for a second time in just over a year with a certain type of ransomware, RobbinHood, in which hackers lock up files using encryption so users can’t access them. The bad actors then demand payment to provide the cyber keys to unlock the files, …