Resolving these competing visions of the digital future will be key to reining in cybercrime and defending data privacy from governments and Big Tech, but it will require the same kind of global response that precipitated the rise of the climate change activism. The truth is, if we want to save the internet from becoming the hunting ground of criminal bandits, dictators, demagogues and wealthy tech dilletantes with a political axe to grind, the public itself is going to have to take radical action.
Luckily, there are many resource-efficient measurements they can take to protect themselves against cybercriminals.
- Segment and defend your network
- Protect from malware
- Secure remote connections
- Authenticate by more means
- Backup all data
- Limit privileges
- Raise security awareness
Cyberthreats to small towns and municipalities will continue to prove a formidable challenge. Local governments must take these threats seriously and need to have plans in place to combat threats and preserve their critical operations. Those that follow best practices in cybersecurity resiliency and invest in the software, hardware and staff will be best positioned to remediate and recover from future ransomware campaigns.
Charter schools across California will use Solve.Care’s blockchain solution to ensure the safety of staff, students and their families
Global health technology company, Solve.Care, announced in a press release yesterday that Team.Care Network – their workforce engagement solution – would be leveraged by public charter schools in California to reduce COVID-19 risks and ensure the safety of staff, students and their families.
Team.Care Network is a blockchain based solution that takes the form of a user friendly mobile application. It monitors COVID-19 exposure and other risks to the health and well-being of individuals while protecting their data privacy. Through use of the app, schools will be able to use accurate analytics when deciding on actions and if any COVID cases are detected, they can execute mitigation plans immediately.
Instead of relying on commercial internet services providers and sharing fiber infrastructure with other entities, dark fiber gives counties the opportunity to use and manage their own, private broadband infrastructure.
This is relevant for counties that want to make sure their network connections and communications are secure, said Rebecca Hunter, a corporate strategist for Crown Castle, one of the United States’ leading providers of raw fiberoptic cable.