Richard A. Clarke, Interviewed

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Image Attribution – Photographer: Aude – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0

FastCompany contributing editor Alex Pasternack has written-up a superb interview piece with the highly respected Richard A. Clarke, detailing his warnings of significant attack modalities that we all face as a nation, today, and the extreme danger unfolding around us. Today’s Must Read!

FC: The ransomware attacks seem like an interesting case study in how to respond, because some people are paying ransoms and some aren’t, and at great cost.
RC: I think what’s interesting to me about ransomware is it’s picking off the low-hanging fruit. You know there’s that old joke that you don’t have to outrun the bear, you just have to, if there are three or four of you running, you just to run faster than the other guy. Well, that’s kind of the case with ransomware. Ransomware is picking off the slow runners. Ransomware is picking off the people who are spending 3 to 4% of their IT budget on security.” – FastCompany contributing editor Alex Pasternack’s superb interview of Richard A. Clarke

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