Coffee with Jim - Thoughts on the Ransomware Pandemic
Following the ransomware attack on the Colonial Pipeline, it's emerged over the weekend that at least 4 other organisations have also been hit, including an Irish healthcare organisation.
It's clear that this increase in ransomware attacks is coming at a time when our security may still be running at lower levels, resulting from the emergency measures taken when everyone started working from home.
With certain industries - including health, insurance and critical service providers - appearing to be targeted, now is the time to be strengthening our cybersecurity to pre-pandemic levels. The cost of securing yourself pales in significance to the reported £15m demanded of the hacked insurance company...