Paulius Petretis, leading cyber security expert and CEO of VORAS Consulting talks about new club being started by cyber criminals responsible for worldwide WannaCry attack in May and reveals that in many instances many companies will feel obligated to join.
Vilnius, Lithuania – June 15, 2017 – Paulius Petretis, CEO of VORAS Consulting posted a new blog on the company website entitled “Who Will Become Members of The ‘Hacker-of-The-Month’ Club?” This new club is not one that anyone will want to join for prestige, but as Mr. Petretis points out, many will feel obligated to join.
Petretis writes, “Last month the world was hit with an unprecedented cyber attack.” He adds, “And, right on the heels of that attack, the group responsible posted a warning to expect even more widespread and damaging attacks this month.”
“In some places around the globe,” says Petretis, “June is typically the beginning of hurricane season. In the cyber-world, June may now be associated with the stormiest of seasons as well.”
According to Petretis, “The ‘ShadowBrokers’ as the cyber criminals call themselves are set to release more zero-day bugs and exploits for various desktop and mobile platforms. “ He elaborates, “This time, however, they are promising to leak the dates of the attacks, only to those who belong to their ‘club’.”
The entire blog can be read at: http://pauliuspetretis.freeua.agency/who-will-become-members-of-the-hacker-of-the-month-club/
Paulius Petretis is an Information security expert, Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP®), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM®), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA®), Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT(CGEIT®) and Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC®), Guest speaker at various conferences and seminars, Trainer at information security related training courses.
According to the annual survey initiated by the Info Security Europe, a whopping 93% of large organizations and 76% of small businesses had at least a single information security breach in 2011. Only 18% of the organizations affected by the infringements related to data protection laws had a consistent and effective contingency plan in place. According to Paulius, information is not something static – it evolves and mutates every day. It is the ecosystem of every business and if a single cell fails, it can bring down the entire business.
Therefore ensuring a consistent and up-to-date information protection policy must be the priority for all businesses – no matter how big or small they are. As it might be unrealistic to believe that any young or experienced entrepreneur can be the jack of all trades, the really smart decision is to rely on specialists who dedicate their professional lives to getting to know everything there is to know about protecting important business information.
With more than 16 years of experience in helping people, small businesses, and government organizations to protect their business secrets, Paulius believes that information security must help businesses achieve goals but not vice versa.