What do Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, the City of Lowell, and Essex Community College have in common? They are members of an ever-growing list of companies, municipalities, and nonprofits that have been the victims of cyber and ransomware attacks in Massachusetts. In 2023, we’ve seen a surge of these attacks across the Commonwealth. When the unthinkable happens, a company, city, town, or college is often paralyzed or worse yet, consumers need to be alerted their privacy has been violated.
As the CEO of CyberTrust Massachusetts, Peter Sherlock sees the big picture. He leads a consortium of industry and higher education leaders who partner with the cyber ecosystem of business, government and education to develop cyber workers and make local entities more cyber secure.