A new, disturbing pattern has cropped back up that is reminiscent of some nasty behavior from the early days of Internet nefarious exploits: targeting schools and students and the innocent. Ransomware attacks have been making headlines in recent months—particularly as a threat to K-12. Both Roseburg (OR )Public Schools and Leominster (MA) Public Schools were two of the latest victims of cyber-abuse.

A history of hacking
21 years ago, I got a call at my first internet security startup company (Signal 9 Solutions, later acquired by McAfee) asking for help; a woman’s son had cognitive challenges and disabilities,...

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  • About the Author:

    Sam Curry, chief security officer of Cybereason, is an IT security visionary with over 20 years of IT security industry experience. Curry served as chief technology and security officer at Arbor Networks, where he was responsible for the development and implementation of Arbor’s technology, security, and innovation roadmap. Previously, he spent more than seven years at RSA (the Security Division of EMC) in a variety of senior management positions, including chief strategy officer and chief technologist and senior vice president of product management and product marketing.