New by me: the hard truth about ransomware.

We aren’t prepared, it’s a battle with new rules, and it hasn’t near reached peak impact.

doublepulsar.com/the-hard-truth…
I think cybersecurity vendors should recognise ransomware as not a business enabler/profit center, but as a competitor. Image
IT is really hard, companies are really struggling, and they need support. We can't get out of this cycle by just telling people to patch. Image
Why yes, I did add this perfectly timed tweet to the blog.
If anybody is wondering - this ransomware post is one of the least read blog posts I’ve ever written.

It has less than 2k reads. As an example, my post about a task scheduler ‘zero day’ (never used in wild) got 10 times more reads in same time frame.

Good luck out there. Image

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