Basics needed to swerve security apocalypse

| July 27, 2017

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When we last spoke towards the end of 2015, Sophos’ Global Head of Security Research James Lyne predicted a bumpy 2016 and beyond: chiefly that ransomware would continue to grow in popularity, and that the Internet of Things producers would be in for a ‘big wake-up call’ if they didn’t address the security basics they were failing to implement in their devices. Since then, we’ve seen Dyn buckle under the weight of a DDoS attack powered thousands of IoT-enable CCTVs, and thousands of companies brought to a standstill thanks to the WannaCry ransomware.

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