Critical Infrastructure Security , Cybercrime , Cybercrime as-a-service

Analysis: Why Ransomware Is No. 1 Cyberthreat

Also: Western Digital IoT Flaws; FBI Agent on Cybersecurity Trends
Analysis: Why Ransomware Is No. 1 Cyberthreat
Lindy Cameron, CEO of the U.K.’s National Cyber Security Center, delivers a virtual speech to the Royal United Services Institute.

The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features a discussion about why the head of Britain's National Cyber Security Center says that the No. 1 cyber risk is not nation-state attackers but ransomware-wielding criminals.

In this report, you'll hear (click on player beneath image to listen):

  • ISMG's Mathew Schwartz discuss Cameron's comments on the impact of ransomware attacks;
  • ISMG’s Jeremy Kirk discuss how hackers exploited a zero-day flaw to wipe Western Digital devices;
  • FBI agent Elvis Chan address the trends the FBI will track most closely in the second half of the year.

The ISMG Security Report appears on this and other ISMG websites on Fridays. Don't miss the June 18 and June 25 editions, which respectively discuss the Avaddon ransomware gang's retirement and CISA's conclusions on firewall missteps.

Theme music for the ISMG Security Report is by Ithaca Audio under a Creative Commons license.

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