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Cybersecurity efforts will also be ramped up. "All the information we have received from the federal intelligence community indicates that various malicious actors are still seeking to disrupt our elections," according to Secretary of the State Denise Merrill.
While Merrill said she feels good about the legitimacy of vote tabulation in the state, she warned that cyber-based “creators of propaganda” are a more worrisome concern: “They’re spreading false information about our elections -- in 2018 there was one website telling people that the election was being held on a different day.”
Several efforts to improve security are already in place, the organization said, with longer-term initiatives planned regarding system changes and more frequent IT security training to improve data protection and security awareness.
“Identity theft continues to expand at an exponential rate,” says CBIA Service Corp. President Ken Comeau. “This growing threat has resulted in an increased demand for quality identity monitoring and restoration services.”
IBM credited the patents to contributions from more than 8,500 inventors working in 45 states and 54 countries.
"We are not a large corporation, but we try to make a real investment in our people," said Allie.
“The single biggest threat today is IoT,” Alper warned.
Meanwhile, Arthur House, the state’s chief cybersecurity risk officer, has left that position.
The cost of ransomware-induced downtime to small- and medium-sized businesses is 23 times greater than the average ransom request of $5,900, according to the Norwalk firm's report, which surveyed more than 1,400 managed service providers (MSPs),
The attorneys general of four other states, including New York, are pursuing their own probes.
The frequency and intensity of data breaches and other cyberattacks keeps escalating. Although most of the publicity surrounding breaches has involved large, well-known companies, startups and other small companies are not immune.
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