Skip the hysteria. What you need to know about the big ransomware attack.

Ransomware

Summary:  Let's take a break from the media hysteria about the massive global attack by software built by the NSA. Cybersecurity expert Marcus Ranum explains why hospitals were the focus of the attack, why organizations are so vulnerable after a decade of warnings, and what will create effective defenses. This continues our years of coverage about cybersecurity, one of … Continue reading Skip the hysteria. What you need to know about the big ransomware attack.

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After the largest cyberattack ever, here’s how to defend against the next & bigger ones

Cyberdefense

Summary: The breakout year for cybersecurity continues, with a massive global attack -- more than 45,000 attacks in 99 countries by software linked to (built by?) the NSA (source). In this from the archives cybersecurity expert Marcus Ranum explains defense in this new world. Offense gets all the attention, but smart organisations win by defense. See today's second post: … Continue reading After the largest cyberattack ever, here’s how to defend against the next & bigger ones

The Best Defense Is a Strong Defense. Never Fight a Land War in Cyberspace.

Summary: Why defense experts obsess about the relative advantages of different military hardware (e.g., the A-10 vs the F-35), the US has unleashed the tools of cyberwar on Iran. We can expect more in the future, begun by friends and foes. So let's learn the rules. Today Marcus Ranum explains the nature of attack and … Continue reading The Best Defense Is a Strong Defense. Never Fight a Land War in Cyberspace.