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September 23, 2020 40 min

The need for strong cybersecurity is ever present, but the needs of specific organizations – and the challenges they face – vary. State & local government agencies are responsible for a wide variety of essential services and data. And that makes finding the right fit for securing their networks against online threats complicated. We welcome Fortinet Field Chief Information Security Officer Jim Richberg to discuss how state & local cybersecurity against the backdrop of shrinking budgets and staffing shortages is especially challenging, yet also how evolving technology is making it more & more possible.

See Jim’s article on the subject: https://www.fortinet.com/blog/industry-trends/prioritizing-cybersecurity-in-state-and-local-agencies

On our Ransomware Reckoning segment, Andrew N, discusses an attack on the BlackBaud fundraising database. Learn more: https://www.cpomagazine.com/cyber-security/blackbaud-ransomware-demonstrates-the-potential-devastation-caused-by-supply-chain-attacks/.

In cybersecurity headlines, Andrew H & Kevin discuss a death related to a hospital ransomware attack, Dunkin Donuts paying up for a breach underreaction, & the status of TikTok in the U.S.

See the stories:

Patient dies after ransomware attack reroutes her to remote hospital
https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2020/09/patient-dies-after-ransomware-attack-reroutes-her-to-remote-hospital/

Dunkin' Donuts settles data breach lawsuit
https://www.securitymagazine.com/articles/93393-dunkin-donuts-settles-data-breach-lawsuit

Trump approves TikTok deal. But big questions remain
https://www.cnn.com/2020/09/21/tech/tiktok-oracle-walmart-explained/index.html 

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