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Ransomware highlights the challenges and subtleties of cybersecurity

In The News, 18 June 2021
Cyber
"The Royal United Services Institute, a think-tank, analysed 1,200 ransomware attacks which mostly took place last year. Two of its findings make the extortionist’s incentives clear. The fact that 60% of victims were based in America or had their headquarters there can be explained by Sutton’s law: that’s where the money is. The fact that there were no victims in Russia or most other post-Soviet countries can be explained by other rules—rules about activities which are inappropriate on your own doorstep, or where you eat."

In The News

James Sullivan
Director, Cyber Research

James is Director of Cyber Research at RUSI. His research interests include cyber security, the spread of terrorism and... read more