What next after Friday’s Ransomware attacks?

Perhaps predictably, vendors of all sorts are appearing on LinkedIn and elsewhere selling their solutions to the mass attack of Friday. I presume they are hoping to cash in when work resumes for many tomorrow and we find that there may be additional victims from Friday. 

There’s been a lot written by a lot of people on what happened and how you can protect yourself (I’ve done it too), and there still seems to be a lot of scaremongering, with prophecies of doom for what will unfold tomorrow (Monday).

I think that now is a time for calm. Now is a time for taking simple, careful steps to enhance existing security practices and to show that global attacks like this can be tackled effectively. There’s some good, sensible advice in this latest update from the NCSC here in the UK, and I’d urge you all to read it and act accordingly.

NCSC Latest Statement on International Ransomware Attack

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