Alex Gorrell Bower

Security Gartner Blog FI

03 Nov: Pivoting Cybersecurity: Going on the Offensive

It has been about 5 years since WannaCry and NotPetya hit companies worldwide in full force, launching a new era of cybercrime. Now, there’s a new report of a ransomware attack weekly. Although this may seem scary, we know more now than we ever have. With each attack, we can see and ultimately learn from which vulnerabilities were exploited. We cannot prevent the inevitable, but we can prepare and minimize the effects. There is a famous quote by author Zig Zigler “Success occurs when opportunity meets preparation.” While a ransomware attack is not an opportunity to look forward to, it is important to be prepared.