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Cities Turn to Hackers to Protect Their Tech – Has Your City Called “Alien”?

The rise of ransomware has forced local governments to take more aggressive action to protect their systems and data from attack. One novel approach involves crowdsourcing ethical hackers to find bugs and vulnerabilities.

“Breaking and Entering: The Extraordinary Story of a Hacker Called ‘Alien,'” Sherri Davidoff, an MIT hacker turned cybersecurity CEO of LMG (Lake Missoula Group)

“We break into companies and write reports about it.”

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1.5 Billion Gmail Calendar Users are the Target of a Crafty New Phishing Scam

Here’s how it works:

Florida city to pay $600K ransom to hacker who seized computer systems weeks ago – Does you city have adequate backup and firewall protection?

A Florida city is paying $600,000 in Bitcoins to a hacker who took over local government computers after an employee clicked on a malicious email link three weeks ago.

U.S. Escalates Online Attacks on Russia’s Power Grid

“to say to Russia, or anybody else that’s engaged in cyberoperations against us, ‘You will pay a price.’”

The Highly Dangerous ‘Triton’ Hackers Have Probed the US Grid

Dragos has called Xenotime “easily the most dangerous threat activity publicly known.”

An Open Source Program Aims to Help Idaho Shore Up Cyberdefenses

The training program is a part of the turnkey solution that we’re offering counties [and cities] saying, ‘Hey don’t reinvent the wheel. Just do this, here’s your training program, here’s your tools, and call us...

Cybersecurity Workshop Training – DFARS 204.73 / NIST SP 800-171 – 7/2 – Bozeman and Online

Northrop Grumman, in collaboration with the USC Center for Economic Development and the Air Force Mentor-Protégé Program, is offering free cybersecurity training to small businesses nationwide.

Tech Bites: Cyber-security for Montana Manufacturers – 8/15 – Missoula

What are manufacturing companies up against?

It’s the middle of the night. Do you know who your iPhone is talking to?

Our privacy experiment showed 5,400 hidden app trackers guzzled our data — in a single week.

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