Reply to post: Re: Herd immunity

Why are only moneymen doing cyber resilience testing?

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Re: Herd immunity

I think the concept of herd immunity can apply in this context. Most malware re-uses kits or techniques, and the less targets that will fall to a particular technique, the less productive developing a kit around it would be.

If most organisations have good patching routines and strong "cyber security" policies in place, the less fruitful these types of attacks will be, and so less attacks will happen (because the people developing the attacks, whether criminals or state actors, are better off using their resources persuing other avenues towards the same goals, either by having girls in short skirts hanging around outside the air traffic control tower, or mugging old ladies when they collect their pension).

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