August 23, 2017
Must-Read: Chaos By Small Doses
The Lasting Impact of NotPetya
Sixty percent of the millions (literally) of daily cyberattacks across the globe involve ransomware such as NotPetya. For some companies, the costs have run into the hundreds of millions of dollars. A few victims like the U.S. Marine Corps have had to replace their entire information infrastructure structures, but that solution would put most businesses out of business. In this Wall Street Journal commentary, Brian Finch, a Public Policy Partner at Pillsbury and a member of the Homeland Security transition team, urges more practical approaches – from a greater focus by law enforcement on apprehending and punishing the culprits, to wider investments in insurance policies that effectively cover business interruption.