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Sophisticated cyber actors and nation-states exploit vulnerabilities to steal information, money, and disrupt or destroy essential services. It is the responsibility of individuals, families, small and large businesses, SLTTs, and federal agencies to protect cyber space from threats. This is done by identifying and mitigating attacks as they occur, and by preventing them in the first place.

In 2023, cyberattacks on the financial sector led to a spike in ransomware and other data breaches. As the year comes to a close, cybersecurity leaders are not only looking back at the top trends of 2023, but also considering what they may mean for security in 2024.

Health care organizations are particularly vulnerable to ransomware, which takes control of computers and demands a payment before users can access their data again. ABC News’ Devin Dwyer reports on the growing dangers of this type of attack and what hospitals are doing to prepare.

Mortgage borrowers and loan applicants had their Social Security numbers, phone numbers and addresses stolen by hackers in an attack on a mortgage software provider. Security pros say the company should have known better and it’s a reminder of how important it is to patch high-risk bugs.

Clorox says it’s facing “wide-scale disruptions” that could lead to product delays and shortages after a cyberattack in August. It’s the latest in a series of attacks on major companies. Security professionals are working on technologies to more quickly identify hackers and stop them.