Cyber Security 2018: A Video presentation and discussion
We kick off the year with a look at how an actual cyber attack using ransomware took place in 2017, paralysing the UK’s National Health Service (NHS).
In 2017, the NHS was hit by a widespread and devastating cyber attack – BBC Horizon tells the inside story of one of the most challenging days in the history of the NHS.
On the morning of 12 May the attack started. Appointment systems, pathology labs, x-rays and even CT scanners were infected – putting not just data but patients lives at risk, and on every screen a simple – some may even say polite – message appeared. ‘Ooops, your files have been encrypted!’
But what followed was far from civilized. It was very clear that all the data on an infected machine was now scrambled and only the hackers could unscramble it. For a price – and with an extra twist – after a few days the ransom money doubled, and if nothing was paid within a week, the hackers threatened to destroy all the data – forever.
Following this there will a general discussion, Q&A and update on the current state of Meltdown and Spectre (recent hardware flaws and issues with current processor chips) by Sharan Kalwani
Date: 25 January 2018
Time: 06:30 PM to 08:00 PM
All times are US/Eastern
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