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Ransomware Disrupts Meat Plants in Latest Attack on Critical Business

"A cyberattack on the world’s largest meat processor forced the shutdown of nine beef plants in the United States on Tuesday, according to union officials, and disrupted production at poultry and pork plants. The attack could upset the nation’s meat markets and raises new questions about the vulnerability of critical American businesses."

Source: NYTimes, 06/02/2021

"Biden Signs Exec. Order to Bolster Federal Government’s Cybersecurity"

"As the East Coast suffered from the effects of a ransomware attack on a major petroleum pipeline, President Biden signed an executive order on Wednesday that placed strict new standards on the cybersecurity of any software sold to the federal government."

Source: NYTimes, 05/13/2021
October 14, 2021 to October 16, 2021

Metcalf Institute's 2021 Inclusive SciComm Symposium

This biennial symposium, which will be held virtually this year, is an international convening of practitioners, trainers, researchers, educators, funders and others who work across diverse disciplines and settings to prioritize inclusion, equity and intersectionality in all forms of science communication. Oct 14-16, 2021.

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