CYBERSECURITY ABOUT TO GO BOOM!

If you haven’t invested in the Cybersecurity space yet – you WANNACRY

 

After the breakout of this ransomware attack, CYBER is the flavour of the year. My mother’s neighbour is asking about malware and worms and not the usual type that affected her prize winning roses…

 

Previously, IT Security guys were not well known and were thought of as people who liked being in the basement coding and “hacking” at stuff until weird hours of the morning, before arriving at work with a RED BULL wearing dirty jeans and a wrinkled shirt.

 

So what’s changed?

 

Well, we’re now mainstream. Everyone who is anyone seems to now know about cybersecurity and as more and more “crime goes digital” this industry will continue its stellar growth towards new heights.

 

For now, Windows systems are patched (even legacy systems) and sanity is prevailing with regards to upgrading. But don’t be surprised if soon a new attack vector is exploited by capitalist criminals who make use of cryptocurrencies…

 

One thing is certain, the genie is out of the bottle and people now know about and respect the cybersecurity professional. Even though my mom still doesn’t quite get what Pfortner does …

 

If I were to wager – I would say Android is next … and for sure after her smartphone is held ransom and it just pays people “autonomously”, my mom too will be cheering us forward.