Cyberattacks on public entities. Municipalities and public entities are usually targeted because they provide services to the public, adding pressure to pay the ransom. They also tend to have lower levels of security. (Photo: Shutterstock)

While Jan. 1, 2020, signaled the start of a new decade, it also marked the modern internet's 37th birthday. Since its conception, the internet revolutionized how the world stayed connected; today, it is virtually intertwined with nearly everything we, as a society, do.

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Denny Jacob

Denny Jacob is an associate editor for NU PropertyCasualty360. Contact him at [email protected].