WATCH: Meeting of President Trump's National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee

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Members of the president's National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee are set to meet on Thursday to discuss emergency preparedness communications and cyber security priorities.

This event is scheduled to begin at 1:30 p.m. EDT.

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Ransomware: What you need to know

How does "Ransomware" work?

Ransomware is the kind of malware software that encrypts and blocks access to your files. In this state of holding them ransom, it then demands money -- or Bitcoin money -- in exchange for the returning of your data.

Here are some ways you can protect yourself from this software (keep clicking):

1. Install antivirus software

2. Keep your software updated
3. Backup all of your data with relative frequency
4. If you're a business owner, create a security plan
5. Beware if you're a Windows software user, as this malware targets a flaw in older Windows systems
6. Never click on a link that seems fishy, because it probably is
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