February 2019 Contents

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FEATURES

Cyber-Security

Cyber-Security

24 Hours of Cyber-Attacks

A snapshot of cyber-threats Florida faced in a 24-hour period.

A Million Attacks a Day

Royal Caribbean Cruises' CFO discusses the need for a nearly $100 million dollar annual cyber-security budget.

The Numbers

At-a-glance look at cyber-crime and victims across the state.

Cyber Litigation

Along with other costs relating to cyber-security, businesses can expect to get sued if there's a security breach.

A Case of Unsecured Data

An "ethical hacker" alerted Exactis' CEO to an unsecured server.

Data-Napper

A South Florida man is one of the first in the U.S. to be arrested and sentenced for ransomware-related crimes.

Taxes
Avoiding Taxes in Florida? Priceless

Mastercard

Where does Mastercard make its money? State laws have struggled to keep pace as the economy has evolved and more businesses sell across state lines.

Trendlines

Up Front
Change

Andy Corty's last column as publisher of Florida Trend.

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J.R. “Johnny” Lopez de la Cruz

“My family was middle class. I was supporting Castro. He promised a lot. When he had power, he changed.”

Dining
Name Drop Soup

Florida's restaurant scene is overflowing with extra helpings of celebrity chefs.

Celebrity Chefs

Editor's Page
On One Hand...

Florida's K-12 system faces challenges from a growing student-age population and a potential teacher shortage.

Small Business

Big Ideas

Big Ideas

From stakeboard storage to temperature controls for grills, here are six small companies finding success in Florida.

Economic Backbone

Cancer Care
The Fight Against Cancer

Cancer has been Florida's No. 1 killer since 2011. Researchers and doctors in Florida are active on many fronts, from screening to cutting-edge therapies.

Acid Test

A Moffitt doctor spawned an industry centered on the role of acid.

Target Audience

A Miami medical researcher works to improve cervical cancer screening in Little Haiti.

Guided Attack

A cutting-edge therapy combines MRI with radiation.

Self-Testing for Ovarian Care

Three FIU students are investigating early detection of ovarian cancer.

Combining Forces

Advances in immunotherapy are exciting, but surgery and radiation still play big roles in treating cancer.

Immunotherapy and Brain Cancer

Research led by Catherine Flores may move into clinical testing within 18 months.

Holistic Approach

Yoga, meditation and aromatherapy are working their way into patient care.

Around the State

MiamI-DADE
Tropical Chocolate

Ricardo Trillos has been experimenting with locally grown cacao beans.

Southeast
Cleaning Up

PuroClean oversees a network of damage cleanup franchisees.

Southwest
Hospital Upheaval

Six senior executives set to leave Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital.

Central
Uber, Mears Work Together

A first-of-its-kind partnership betwen a ride-sharing company and a traditional taxi firm.

Northeast
Early Childhood Therapy

UF grad students will get one year tuition in exchange for workin in special education or early intervention.

Northwest
Rebuilding Post-Michael

Hurricane Michael's impact on Mexico Beach's tourism-based economy

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