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A local cybersecurity expert is urging consumers to find out whether their personal information was compromised in a massive data breach at the credit reporting giant Equifax.

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Gov. Gina Raimondo signed an executive order Thursday, creating the Homeland Security Advisory Board, in an on-going effort to make sure Rhode Island is protected from cyber threats. 

Providence Business News Editor Mark Murphy joins Rhode Island Public Radio's Dave Fallon for our weekly business segment The Bottom Line.

This week Mark and Dave talk about computer security with cyber threat expert Brandon Catalan.  Their discussion centers around "ransomware," a type of malware that encrypts your files then asks for a ransom to get them back.

When to listen

You can hear The Bottom Line each Friday at 5:50pm.