Security Nation Episode 26:

WannaCry Special Edition

May 15, 2017

Today's news is filled with the WannaCry/WannaCrypt ransomware and, ahem, FUD. On this special edition of Security Nation, host Kyle Flaherty sits down with Josh Feinblum, VP of information security at Rapid7, to break down the noise and discuss what happened, what is still happening now, why folks need to take this seriously, and the personal decision that is paying the ransom. It's during these moments that the infosec community can really come together to help each other out. Join Josh and Kyle as they discuss that, as well as:
- Patching is hard, but blaming people for not patching is a cheap shot.
- The challenges inherent in the IT and security relationship, and how to help them out.
- FUD is avoidable during times like this, but it's also critical to understand the severity of what happened here.
- Is this the second variant of this attack, and will we see more (spoiler alert: yes).

About Security Nation Podcast

Security Nation is a podcast dedicated to covering all things infosec – from what’s making headlines to practical tips for organizations looking to improve their own security programs. Host Kyle Flaherty (@KyleFlaherty) has been knee–deep in the security sector for nearly two decades. At Rapid7 he leads a team of technical marketers with the mission of providing impactful content that helps security professionals do their jobs.

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