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Ransomware is malicious software that denies access to data, usually by encrypting the data with a private encryption key that is only provided once a ransom is paid. Sometimes the ransomware will actually destroy, steal, or export data from information systems. Ransomware has become a significant threat to all U.S. businesses and individuals, and a particularly dangerous threat to those in health care. Ransomware victims are not only at risk of losing their files or…
Privacy is a hot topic these days, and the automotive industry is no exception. Connected cars, in-car location services, telematics systems, event data records (black boxes), driverless cars, online consumer targeted advertising, vehicle-to-vehicle communications, mobile apps for cars, data analytics by insurance companies, Apple and Google operating systems for cars – all of these developments are shining a brighter spotlight on privacy in the automotive industry. Consumers and privacy advocates are becoming more and more…
Internships abound. A recent New York Times article indicated that in 1992, only 17 percent of graduating students held internship positions. In 2008 that figure skyrocketed to 50 percent. Businesses across the country have a bevy of internship programs where relatively young and inexperienced students or post-graduates can obtain unpaid work. These interns sacrifice the immediate monetary gain of a paying job in the hopes of gaining job experience that will be more valuable to…