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No one could prevent another ‘WannaCry-style’ attack, says DHS official

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  1. sqqr

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    U.S. government may not be able to prevent another global cyberattack like WannaCry, a senior cybersecurity official has said.

    Jeanette Manfra, the assistant director for cybersecurity for Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), said on stage at TechCrunch Disrupt SF that the 2017 WannaCry cyberattack, which saw hundreds of thousands of computers around the world infected with ransomware, was uniquely challenging because it spread so quickly.

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    Maybe not, but you can certainly mitigate it's effecte by:
    Having regular tested, known good backups of all data.
    be able to re-image affected computers over your intranet
    And, to prevent getting infected in the first place (These attacks typically start with a successful (spear) phishing campaign or a compromised poular website.)
    You need an effective security awareness education program, with quantifiable results. Not a one off, but with regular updates (Monthly/quarterly ideally, 6 monthly at a minimum).
    To measure the effectiveness of this education, have some internally developed test phishing emails sent to all employees, and for those who are caught, give extra training and suppoer - always with a positive approach, there should never be ant negative/punishment feeling. And a small reward when they don't get caught next time.
     
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    Anyone who says "No one could prevent another ‘WannaCry-style’ attack" is a f...blanking moron. :eek:

    As I've said before, the WannaCry attack targeted windows, and only windows, computers. The clueless people in charge of deciding which OS to use in their companies brought it on themselves.

    So did they wise up? Have they switched to a safer, more secure OS? If not, they get no sympathy from me when they're hit again. Perhaps paying ransom to lowlife scum a few times will prompt them to better educate themselves on safer OSes. Until then, too bad, so sad!
     
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