LAW & PUBLIC SAFETY

How NJ is working to prevent extremism and disinformation during COVID-19 crisis

BY Briana Vannozzi, Senior Correspondent |

The spread of COVID-19 isn’t the only risk to residents and health care workers right now. Cyberthreats are on the rise as hackers try to take advantage of the panic caused by the outbreak by stealing data, black mailing individuals for money, and putting the security of vital systems at risk.

Senior Correspondent Briana Vannozzi spoke with New Jersey’s Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness Director Jared Maples about the coordinated response to this pandemic.