Category Archives: Cyberwarfare

Are Ransom Payments Supporting Terrorists?

– Organizations, particularly those that recognize that they don’t have essential security and data recovery measures in place, have taken out cyber insurance, which they are regularly using to pay off ransomware attackers. I find it curious that these insurance companies seem to be willing to pay…

“All for One and One for All”

– … So chanted the Three Musketeers. One of my main issues with cybersecurity risk management is that organizations seek to secure their own systems, data and networks, hoping that attackers will move on and attack more vulnerable victims. I have heard this notion explicitly stated by senior…

Schneider Targeted Yet Again

– In an April 30, 2019 article by Danny Palmer with the title “Cybersecurity: The key lessons of the Triton malware cyberattack you need to learn,” available at https://www.zdnet.com/article/cybersecurity-the-key-lessons-of-the-triton-malware-cyberattack-you-need-to-learn/ the reporter describes…

Cyberwarfare—Yes? Cyber Insurance—No!

– Just when you think that you are covered, you discover that you may not necessarily be protected by your cyber insurance. That was the startling message in an article by Adam Satariano and Nicole Perlroth with the title “Cyberattacks Reveal an Insurance Gray Area” in the SundayBusiness section…

Educate Lawmakers on Securing the Critical Infrastructure

– I drafted the retrospective column “Securing the Critical Infrastructure—Two Lost Decades” before the “breaking news” column “Oh, BTW, The Russians Cyberattacked the U.S. Critical Infrastructure,” which was posted on April 24, 2018. The former was in response to the US-CERT alerts…