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What should a company do when cyber criminals attack its systems and demand a ransom?  Dr. Bruce Young, who leads the M.S. Cybersecurity Operations and Control Management program at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology, offered advice during a recent interview with CFO Magazine.

The article, How to Survive a Ransomware Attack, is found online at   Young notes in the piece that Immediately following a ransomware incident, the IT or cybersecurity team must identify the root cause and then contain the attack.

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Young is an Information Security Executive with 25 years of experience in corporate and public organizations. He has designed and led programs including Information Security (CISO), leading Threat Management, Security Operations, Assessment, Vulnerability Analysis and Information Risk Management.

The 36-semester hour Master of Science degree in Cybersecurity Operations and Control Management focuses on architecture and engineering of computer network security.  The program is taught in a hybrid format in the University’s Harrisburg and Panama locations.  More on the program is found at


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