5 lessons the NHS cyber-attack has taught us

Language EnglishTags: <a href='/blog?tag=Cyber-attacks'>Cyber-attacks</a> <a href='/blog?tag=Email Security'>Email Security</a> <a href='/blog?tag=Web Security'>Web Security</a> Many of the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) Trusts have been taken back to pen and paper after Friday’s much publicized cyber-attack that saw IT systems infected with Ransomware and others taken offline to prevent infection. In this instance, there is currently no evidence that information was stolen as well as being encrypted. There are strains of ransomware which do steal a copy of the data and then encrypt it – so as to have the double whammy of paying to decrypt the information and then still have a data leak. In May 2018, the EU General Data Protection Regulation is enforced and the fines associated with a data loss are potentially huge – up to 4% of global turnover. Organizations need to be properly prepared to prevent attacks and data breaches occurring before the regulation is obligatory. Here is a top 5 of what this latest attack has taught us 1) Ransomware is indiscriminate – it can (and does) impact organizations of all sizes and across all verticals. It doesn’t matter if you are perceived as being a ‘wealthy’...
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