Amid Pensacola cyber attack, expert warns more hacks on the way

FOXBusiness | December 10, 2019

Amid Pensacola cyber attack, expert warns more hacks on the way
As Pensacola, Florida, battles a cyber attack that shut down much of the city’s network, one expert says more state and local governments are at risk as their systems remain vulnerable.“It will get worse before it gets better – far worse … [Governments are] an easy target,” Morgan Wright, chief security advisor for SentinelOne, told FOX Business. “They’ve had too many wake-up calls, the problem is they keep hitting the snooze button.”Wright noted that state and local governments are not timely when it comes to patching and protecting their systems. They have aging technologies, an aging workforce and a bureaucratic procurement process.

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When it comes to cybersecurity, perhaps nothing has been as highly touted as the answer to every executive's prayers as big data. It makes sense. Cybercrime, being inherently technical, can provide vast droves of data to be analyzed, and for years the drum has been beaten that big data will change the world. But years after "big data" became just another marketing buzzword, organizations are still grappling with the issue of how to use that data in a practical way.

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Spotlight

When it comes to cybersecurity, perhaps nothing has been as highly touted as the answer to every executive's prayers as big data. It makes sense. Cybercrime, being inherently technical, can provide vast droves of data to be analyzed, and for years the drum has been beaten that big data will change the world. But years after "big data" became just another marketing buzzword, organizations are still grappling with the issue of how to use that data in a practical way.