It sometimes seems like part of IT’s job description is “Deliver the impossible on a regular basis (under budget, too). Execs know what they want – or think they do – but aren’t always concerned with the logistics behind it.
Far too many organizations are making a serious mistake with their enterprise or in-house software: building it with open-source components that are flawed.
IT pros know that phishing attacks are rampant. Most will train users to recognize the warning signs. But some recent attacks show that hackers are smart enough to try to stay one step ahead – and have devised attacks that can be successful even when users’ guards are up.
Up until recently, if you were infected with ransomware, chances were you were out of luck. Today, it’s more accurate to say, if you’re infected with ransomware, you’re probably out of luck … but maybe, just maybe, not.
It’s hard to tell any company what to do when it’s in a no-win situation where its data is being held ransom by hackers. Even though the smartest approach might be to stay strong and not cave to the pressure, when it’s your information at stake, it’s tough to take the moral stand.