Cybersecurity should be a huge priority after events of last few weeks

Also on the program: New book details how military vets recover with the help of nature

  • Scott LaMar
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Airdate: Thursday, June 10, 2021

Cyber criminals and even foreign governments are constantly working to obtain online data they can use — whether it be for money or sabotage.

Just in recent weeks, more than eight billion passwords were leaked in a popular hacker forum. There’s a decent chance yours are among them.

Meanwhile, the Colonial oil pipeline and JBS meat suppliers were the targets of ransomware attacks. Colonial paid $4.4 million to get their data held hostage restored. The FBI has since recovered the ransom but ransomware is a growing threat to many of the most essentials aspects of our lives.

How is this happening and what can be done to stop it?

Joining us on Thursday’s Smart Talk to discuss cybersecurity are Terrill Frantz, Ph.D., Ed.D., Professor of eBusiness and Cybersecurity with Harrisburg University of Science and Technology and Brandon S. Keath, Professor of Cybersecurity Operations and Management with Harrisburg University of Science and Technology.

New book details how military vets recover with the help of nature

A walk in the woods or paddling in a kayak are how many of us relax in the outdoors. For military veterans who have suffered trauma, anxiety or addiction — either in combat or in their personal lives — the outdoors could be life saving.

So writes Cindy Ross in her new book Walking Toward Peace: Veterans Healing on America’s Trails.

In the book, Ross tells the stories of veterans who were suffering but were able to find peace and change their lives in the outdoors — often referred to as ecotherapy.

Cindy Ross appears on Thursday’s Smart Talk.



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