The Monthly Ten – February 2021

By Emily Short

The top ten must-reads of the month

We like to write our own articles, but we think others do it well, too

1. The cyber hack that won’t go away anytime soon (Dark Reading)

+ Insurance losses estimated at more than $90M (JD Supra) 

2. Healthcare and education sectors hit hard with ransomware attacks in 2020, and it’s unlikely to slow down (Health IT Security)

3. Additional states propose privacy legislation (Byteback Law)

4. A growing list of courts finds forensic reports following a cyberattack NOT privileged (JD Supra)

5. NY introduces a biometric privacy act (D&O Diary)

6. What’s ahead for privacy laws? (Byteback Law)

7. Netwalker ransomware group website seized (Krebs on Security)

8. Maritime cybersecurity (Security Affairs) 

9. COVID-19 patient data stolen; two individuals arrested by Dutch police (Security Affairs)

10. Ransomware payoffs increase by 311% (Dark Reading)