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 middle class will choose who wins America’s class war. We have two choices.

Class Wars

Summary: In this remarkable essay Ian Welsh goes to the heart of Western political conflict. Many posts on the FM website discuss the social dynamic driving western political evolution for centuries. This simple, clear description cuts thru the fog cast by the news media and points the way to a better future for America. If we … Continue reading The middle class will choose who wins America’s class war. We have two choices.