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Cambrian College in Sudbury, Ont., has managed to regain control of most of its computer system after hackers infected the network last Thursday with a virus, and demanded electronic money in the form of 30 bitcoins, which is equivalent to approximately $54,000.

Although the administration claims it has not given in to the ransom demands yet, other institutions have in order to reaccess information.

Source: CBC

Date: May 4th, 2017

Link: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/sudbury/what-to-do-ransomware-attack-1.4096637

Discussion

1) “To avoid it, first of all you have to have very high awareness among your employees that if that Saudi prince wants to share his money with you and you click through on that attachment, you might infect all the networks that you’re on and that could be dangerous.”  Cyber security starts with changing employee behaviour.  What sort of training do you think would work best?

2) This is classic management information systems:  the solution to a technology problem largely has nothing to do with technology.  Are there other ways this is true?

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