'Your Data Is Worth Money': Cyber Security Expert Says COVID-19-Related Phishing Up 6,000%Many of us now work, learn and play from home -- and that makes us an enticing target for cyber criminals.
How To Keep Your Smart Devices Hacker-Proof This Holiday SeasonMany of us will be giving or receiving smart home devices this holiday season -- but many of those devices are vulnerable to hackers if you don't take steps to protect yourself.
Blue Cross Blue Shield Scrambling To Improve CybersecurityBlue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota is scrambling to improve its cybersecurity after an internal whistleblower raised concerns that the state's largest health insurer has neglected thousands of important updates to its computer system.
Tech Expert: Deleting Smartphone Data Not Enough To Protect Sensitive InfoVirtually every year, companies like Apple and Samsung tempt us to upgrade our smartphones, but the fate of your old device has cybersecurity pros concerned.
MN Sec. Of State Testifies On Minnesota Election SecurityThe security of the upcoming 2018 elections is the focus of a group of secretaries of state and cyber-security experts.
5-Year Plan Revealed To Combat Minnesota Cyber AttacksThe plan includes building more secure applications, educating employees about cyber risks and responding to security threats faster.
Intel CEO: Fixes On The Way For Serious Processor Security FlawIntel has big plans to steer toward new business in self-driving cars, virtual reality and other cutting-edge technologies. But first it has to pull out of a skid caused by a serious security flaw in its processor chips, which undergird many of the world's smartphones and personal computers.
Cyber Security Increasingly Becoming A Concern For LawmakersIn this digital age where computers, smartphones and even baby monitors are vulnerable to hacking, cyber security experts are speaking out in Minneapolis.
Dayton Calls For $74 Million To Beef Up State Cyber SecurityExperts say Minnesota's internet technology services are highly vulnerable to cyber attack.
Cyber Attack Halts State Assessment Testing AgainIt was an all-too-familiar situation for the Minnesota Department of Education Wednesday. The commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Education says science assessment testing was suspended due to a cyber attack.
Minnesota IT Officials Stay Ever-Watchful Of Hacking ThreatWith an ever-growing trove of sensitive information to safeguard, state officials have taken last year's string of high-profile hacks into major companies to heart. Minnesota's network holds the same kinds of personal information unleashed by hackers at Target, Home Depot and other retailers — and then some.
National Cyber Security Alliance Visits MN To Educate Online ConsumersIn this day and age, hackers are finding more ways to compromise online security and steal information. To prevent the future issues, the National Cyber Security Alliance is on a 10-city tour to educate consumers on ways to protect themselves. Tuesday, the group visited Minnesota.
U Of M Hosts 4th Annual Cyber Security SummitCyber security experts are calling the last twelve months "the year of the large scale breach." With companies like Target and Home Depot being hacked, leaders in the business and technology communities are teaming up to end cyber security crime.
'The Nerdery' Hosts Cyber-Security Conference In BloomingtonIt's estimated that more than a 1,000 U.S. businesses have been hit by a cyber attack -- and don't even know it. That's according to the U.S. Secret Service. Such attacks that have hit Target and Supervalu were the inspiration behind a security conference in Bloomington Saturday.
Target Says It Ignored Early Signs Of Data BreachTarget Corp. has acknowledged its security software picked up on suspicious activity after a massive cyberattack was launched, but it decided not to take immediate action. The acknowledgement comes after Bloomberg Newsweek reported Thursday that Target's security team in Bangalore received security alerts on Nov. 30 that indicated malicious software had appeared in its network.