This past year has seen its usual collection of exploits, vulnerabilities, attacks and data leaks. But let’s take a look back and see if we can learn a few lessons from the progress of time. Of all stories, it certainly seems like this year has been a watershed in terms of major ransomware attacks. From Locky, Petya, Mirai, WannaCry, and BadRabbit, we haven’t had much time in between each attack to bounce back, the attacks are getting bigger and more intrusive and more targeted.
For this and other megatrends, I offer up some suggestions for security managers too. Here are more in my iBoss blog post this week.