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

Episode 3 – The Cloud

A while back I posted on here about The Cloud and some of the security concerns associated with it. I’ve just published a podcast covering the same topic which I hope will help bring some of it to life for you. 

EasyCyber Episode 3

If you like the podcast, why not subscribe to my You Tube channel so you can get new releases as they come out. Also, please do let me have any questions / comments. For example, are there any topics I haven’t covered yet which you would like more information on? 

Episode 1 – What is Cyber?

This is very exciting! This is the first podcast I’ve ever made with video. I’ve even thrown in a couple of edits, see if you can spot them! It’s a quick introduction to the site, and I talk about why I’m doing this and what I hope to achieve. I hope you like it!

The podcast expands a bit on the topics covered in this post.

Oh – and it’s on my very own YouTube channel. I’m very excited about it!

EasyCyber Episode 1