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Sophisticated cyber threat actors and nation-states exploit vulnerabilities to steal information and money. They are also developing capabilities that can disrupt, destroy or threaten the delivery of essential services. This makes defending against cyber threats the responsibility of individuals, families, small and large businesses, SLTT and federal governments. By preventing attacks or mitigating them as quickly as possible, the attackers lose their power and our security is enhanced.

A new report from the Clark School of Public Policy quantifies a near-constant rate of hacker attacks on computers with internet access. It also reveals how non-secure usernames and passwords give attackers the edge.

An infamous hacker group is accused of stealing data from more than 500 million customers of the popular LastPass password management app. Plus, a state claims a third party compromised its MOVEit server and exposed personal financial information from 95,000 foster care kids.

State efforts to support K-12 cybersecurity are lagging, and they can’t fully address the risks facing districts, an expert says. He’s calling for a major overhaul of the industry’s security architecture and practices.

From cyberattacks on hospitals to phishing campaigns that target Apple users, it’s been a busy year for cybercrime. But what’s ahead? From mobile-first phishing attacks to 5G and the growth of AI in malware, Threatpost examines the biggest cybersecurity trends to watch in 2023.