Experts in the media – Covering ransomware attacks? Georgia Southern's Director of Applied Cyber Education is the go-to expert for reportersJune 22, 20212 min read
Cyber attacks and ransomware are incidents that are happening more and more often. They are threatening America’s energy supply, food chain and critical infrastructure.
Recently, two Georgia hospitals were victims of a recent attack. Media from across the country asked experts like Frank Katz, director of Georgia Southern University's Center for Applied Cyber Education, who is vulnerable and why.
Katz, who directs the Center for Applied Cyber Education at Georgia Southern University’s Armstrong Campus in Savannah, said hospitals can be targets for extortion as well as sources of personal identifying information that can aid in further fraud.
“They are more likely to pay than another type of business because it’s a life and death situation,” Katz told WSAV-TV. “It really has become a situation of money, pure and simple. These are thieves that know they can extort the money and often get it.” June 21 – Associated Press
Frank Katz, director of the Center for Applied Cyber Education at Georgia Southern University, says hospitals are often easy targets. Having so many employees, he says user IDs and passwords can be easy to figure out.
Plus, they’re dealing with emergency medical care.
“They are more likely to pay than another type of business because it’s a life and death situation,” Katz said. June 21 – NBC News
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Frank Katz's specialties include information security/cyber security, systems analysis and design, and database analysis and design.