Now, more so then ever, is a challenging time for cyber security professionals as they work to prevent further threats. Jake Moore, cybersecurity specialist at ESET said “Cyber criminals show no ethical boundaries and will continue to attack wherever there could be a vulnerability” and Mikko Hypponen, Chief research officer at F-Secure says that cyber professionals are having to work even harder to ensure hospitals and medical organisations are not further “jeopardised by computer attacks”.
In a response to the recent spur of attacks, Lisa Forte at Red Goat Cyber Security, Daniel Card at PwnDefend and Radoslaw Gnat at pharmceutical firm GSK set up “Cyber Volunteers 19 Group”. The group was established to “create a community of skilled cyber professionals willing to volunteer their valuable time to organisations on the front line of the fight” said Forte. In the space of a week, the group had more than 3,000 volunteers sign up, showing how cyber professionals have come together to “form a united group”.