Threats against the great state of Texas do not sit well with me at all.

RUSSIA COULD BE PLANNING CYBERATTACKS

The Department of Homeland Security is advising people in Western nations that Russian hackers could launch cyberattacks aimed at organizations both big and small, and could target crucial infrastructure. They've done it before, and sometimes quite effectively. We all remember the big pipeline hack here in the U.S. last year, and officials worry more Russian cyberattacks could be in the works because of the negative economic impact on Russia since nations united to punish them financially for the invasion of Ukraine.

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Energy companies and state regulators could be targets, but DHS is also advising leaders at both big and small businesses to make sure their cybersecurity is up to date. They've released a list of recommendations to help state and private entities prepare for potential trouble.

TEXAS NEEDS TO LOOK OUT FOR TEXAS

It's important that we take these threats seriously. With just about every service automated, connected, and accessible remotely, it's not impossible for bad agents to get in and cause serious disruptions. Even our electric and water services could be vulnerable. If you're a business owner, you should take these threats seriously as well. Ransomware can hold a business' sensitive information hostage and cost you thousands of dollars and cripple your operations for weeks or even months.

 

 

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10 Myths About Texas That Even Some Natives Believe

Everything's bigger in Texas, including the tall tales! Our state can seem pretty strange to people from far away, or even our immediate neighbors. There are several myths about Texas that range from quirky to fun and just plain ignorant and insulting, and even some people born and raised her believe 'em. Here are a few we can dispel today.

Top 15 Under the Radar Cities in Texas

Texas is booming, and as more people move here, they'll be looking at areas like Austin or Houston to settle down. There are plenty of others places they ought to consider, though.

Using data from the U.S. Census Bureau, along with data about home sales and public school ratings, Orchard recently ranked and graded the Top 15 Under the Radar Cities in Texas.

These are unexpectedly good places to make a life for yourself and your family in the Lone Star State. Did your hometown make the list?

 

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