Policing Matters Podcast: How cops can protect themselves from cyber attacks

Jim and Doug discuss some of the things that can be done to prevent an attack, as well as some steps to take in the event that an attack is successful


October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month. Throughout the month, PoliceOne will provide serial coverage of cyber issues that impact law enforcement.

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October is Cyber Security Awareness Month, so it’s an opportune time to discuss the threat to law enforcement posed by hackers both foreign and domestic. Police agencies have fallen prey to ransomware, which locks the owner of the data out until a fee is paid to the attacker, and have had personal information about officers made public by individuals who identify as being part of the group Anonymous. Further, individual officers have been similarly “doxxed.” Jim and Doug discuss some of the things that can be done to prevent an attack, as well as some steps to take in the event that an attack is successful.

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