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Sophisticated cyber actors and nation-states exploit vulnerabilities to steal information and money and disrupt, disable or threaten the delivery of critical services. This is why it’s the responsibility of individuals, families, small and large businesses, SLTTs, and federal agencies to protect cyberspace by being vigilant in protecting against attacks and reporting them as quickly as possible.

The tumultuous year of cybersecurity included Facebook grappling with privacy fallout from the Cambridge Analytica breach, ransomware continuing to target hospitals and a wave of new incident reporting and compliance rules taking effect. In addition, hackers went mobile in 2019, gaining access to everything from Apple iPhone jailbreaks and rogue Android apps to 5G and mobile-first phishing.

As 2019 draws to a close, our Cyber Threat Intelligence team looks back at the biggest cybersecurity stories of the year. From an Alabama-based law firm whose data breach exposed client insurance information to the second wave of 2023 Danish energy sector cyberattacks that took advantage of unpatched firewalls, these were our top 10 security news stories of 2019.

A new report from security researchers at Palo Alto Networks highlights how schools can combat cyber threats that pose physical dangers to students and staff. The company’s CEO, Jay Chaudhry, joins CNBC’s “Closing Bell Overtime” to discuss the state of cybersecurity risk rising and how schools can combat these cyberattacks.