“The Real Question Now Is How The Trump Administration Will Respond”

In response to reports that North Korea was responsible for the WannaCry ransomware attack last month, Hitesh Sheth, CEO at Vectra Networks comments that this latest update comes as no surprise.

Hitesh Sheth, CEO at Vectra Networks:

“Confirmation from the NSA that North Korea was likely behind WannaCry comes as a surprise to no one. Cybersecurity experts have been speculating that the nation-state was responsible for the attack since they began analysing the code in May, and the real question now is how the Trump administration will respond. Under former President Obama, we saw swift sanctions following the Sony breach, and I expect to see the same under the current administration. More importantly, however, is how the government responds from a technological perspective.

“The lack of skilled cybersecurity workers has disproportionally affected the public sector, so this isn’t a problem that will be solved by hiring more people. Until the government figures out a way to use artificial intelligence to automate basic security processes, in order to free up their full-time security analysts, the US will continue to fight an uphill battle.”

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