At last count, more than 200,000 victims in 150 countries have been hit with the weaponized WannaCry ransomware worm.
In the United Kingdom, the National Health Service was hit hard by the worm, potentially threatening patients’ lives.Haven’t we had enough? It’s time to stop pretending that lukewarm, poorly executed security measures are really doing something about the problem.

Good computer security solutions exist that will absolutely diminish cybercrime. We just have to recognize and apply them.[ Expand your security career horizons with these essential certifications for smart security pros. | Discover how to secure your systems with InfoWorld’s Security Report newsletter. ]
We should already have been doing this for decades, but the criticality of the internet and the coming IoT era make the need for stronger solutions more urgent than ever.

As Bruce Schneier says in my recently released book, “Hacking the Hacker,, IoT represents a tectonic shift in security:To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

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