About Matthew Johnson

Matthew Johnson manages IT security for UL Workplace Health & Safety. He has more than 10 years of IT security experience and holds an CISSP certification.

What to Do When Ransomware Holds Your Data Hostage

What to Do When Ransomware Holds Your Data Hostage

In early February, Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center in Los Angeles was hit by ransomware. Their data was encrypted by the malware, and their computer system was rendered useless. Hospital staff members were forced to communicate through phone and fax and keep handwritten patient records. The hospital ended up paying $17,000 in bitcoins to the hackers […]

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Data Security is Serious Business

Data Security is Serious Business

Open any news report and you can see that data breaches are becoming pandemic. Any company that houses sensitive digital information is at risk, and these days, that’s most companies. Most recently, hackers targeted the country’s second-largest health care insurer and gained access to the personal information of more than 80 million current and former […]

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