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Richard Forno

Richard Forno is a senior lecturer and cybersecurity & internet researcher at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

Ransomware can interfere with elections and fuel disinformation – basic cybersecurity precautions are key to minimizing the damage

As with most cybersecurity problems, the ransomware threat can be minimized by implementing common-sense best practices – many of which have been recommended for decades but often are not followed.


Hackers seek ransoms from Baltimore and communities across the US

Thinking ahead and taking protective steps can help reduce the effects of cybersecurity incidents on both individuals and organizations.


Weaponized information seeks a new target in cyberspace: Users’ minds

The Russian attacks on the 2016 U.S. presidential election happened across all three dimensions of cyberspace -- physical, informational and cognitive.


Overcoming ‘cyber-fatigue’ requires users to step up for security

Instead of repeating the same guidelines and recommendations of the past, it’s time to take a new and unconventional look at our approach to technology and how we secure it.