Prevention is always better than cure

Threat hunting is the name of the game when it comes to best practice for stopping cyberattacks, according to Sophos’s Brian Murray, writes Quinton O’Reilly

17th November, 2019
Brian Murray, enterprise account executive for Sophos

In Sophos’s most recent threat report, there is a section which shows how much ransomware has evolved since 1989. Originally spread by 20,000 floppy disks sent in the posts, it has changed significantly between then and the last three years.

WannaCry and NotPetya became the first global ransomware attack and nation-state targeted ransomware respectively in 2017, while 2018 saw targeted large-scale attacks becoming commonplace, and this year brought about the first ransomware targeting IT service providers.


Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!


What's Included

With any subscription you will have access to

  • 971569B3-2C5E-4C45-B798-CEADE16987A8

    Unlimited multi-device access to our iPad, iPhone and Android Apps

  • 099C8662-C57C-42F2-9426-F2F90DF17C8F

    Unlimited access to our eReader library

  • 198AE43B-B9CF-4892-8769-D63C2104BA08

    Exclusive daily insight and opinion seven days a week

  • D8F37B78-25E4-4E4A-A376-4F5789B1564A

    Create alerts to never miss a subject that matters to you

  • B15F2521-37CD-4E02-B898-730A20D39F7F

    Get access to exclusive offers for subscribers on gifts and experiences

  • A564FE02-1AB8-4579-AF9D-BA32A2E5ACA7

    Get content from Business Post, Business Post Magazines, Connected, Tatler and Food & Wine

Share this post

Related Stories

Ireland is fortunate to have a thriving healthtech industry

New Sidero report shows cloud growth to accelerate in 2021

Dunnes Stores Simply Better: Roll with it

Dell Technologies encourages businesses to use the learnings of the past year to foster innovation at speed