In order to get a read on the leadership perspective, we decided to conduct a survey of IT professionals and ask them their thoughts. As luck would have it, we reached each of our pros just moments after they learned their organization had been the victim of a ransomware attack, so not only was the issue fresh on their minds, they certainly had an opinion about it.
How did IT professionals, who had just learned their systems were under attack, respond? Here were the top three responses shared amongst the group.
- (Unintelligible screaming) People sure are passionate about this issue! In between primal yelling and shouting, we did make out words and phrases like “no backup?” and “common sense” and “if I’ve said it once I’ve said it a million times,” but the rest was a wall of noise and fury to which we could only reply, “Thanks for your time! Good day!”
- (Hysterical laughing) We’re not sure exactly why, but the extremely high pitched laughter reminded us of how our spouses have responded when we mentioned we may have lost life savings/houses/offspring on an ill-advised investment (read: blackjack table). This tells us not only are IT professionals ready for information on this subject, but they’ll probably have a sense of humor about it. Good news for us!
- (Sounds of expensive equipment being smashed): Easy there! How are you going to watch our new series if you have nothing to watch it on! To be sure, ransomware costs everyone money. No need for it to cost even more because a monitor got in the way of your flying fist!
And happy birthday, Carol! Hope you liked the IOU!