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Cyberattacks are on the rise. How looking at security from a different perspective can help

By Steve Goldstein
Published: Wednesday, January 26, 2022 - 12:26pm
Updated: Wednesday, January 26, 2022 - 12:43pm

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Derek Bambauer
University of Arizona
Derek Bambauer

The number of cyberattacks — and their intensity — is growing across the U.S. and the rest of the world.

Earlier this month, the International Committee of the Red Cross reported that data from more than half a million people had been stolen by hackers. And the 2021 holiday season presented dramatic challenges for organizations, businesses and cybersecurity experts.

CNN reported that on Jan. 26, the Biden administration is going to unveil a new cybersecurity strategy for federal agencies in response to attacks. Agencies and employees will need to meet certain benchmarks by 2024.

The Show spoke with Derek Bambauer, a law professor at the University of Arizona and the author of "Cybersecurity: An Interdisciplinary Problem." The conversation began by talking about how the recent holiday season affected cybersecurity.

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