Things That Make Me Wannacry
As Cybersecurity Program Manager for the NIST Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP), it’s my job to worry about how small manufacturers can protect themselves from cyber threats. By now, you’ve probably heard about the WannaCry ransomware attack that recently spread across the world. WannaCry is a kind of computer virus called a Trojan horse. We call it that because, like the Trojan horse of Greek myth, it hides its malicious payload inside an otherwise innocent-looking package—a file or link from what looks like a trusted source.