News Insights: Ransomware attack locks down a US jail

Security Week just broke the news that ransomware attack locked down a US jail, knocking out security cameras and leaving inmates confined to their cells, court documents show.

News Insights:

Purandar Das, Co-founder and CEO from Sotero ( an encryption-based security solutions company, said, “There are no systems that can’t be touched. What these attacks continue to demonstrate is the fact that security as it has been envisioned is no longer secure. They continue to emphasize the fact that technological advances have ignored security and these weaknesses are now being exploited and monetized by the very same skillsets and technologies that were used to achieve them. Analogous to physical security the days of leaving doors open and windows open are long gone. Organizations need to adapt rapidly to keep the bad actors out. Strategic planning and the adoption of newer technologies are needed.”