If we were crying out for tangible evidence of the cost of cyber insecurity, we’d need to look no further than the headlines. (It’s always in the headlines!) On August 7th, attackers posted a video ransom note demanding $7.5 million in return for stolen HBO intellectual property. It seems that the good guys just can’t catch a break.
Unfortunately, or, perhaps, fortunately, the fault may not lie entirely with criminal and nation-state attackers. Americans are, collectively, assuming the risk of breaches, data theft and systemic abuse (and occasionally destruction) of our information systems. We . . .