Re: Now is the time to be a prepper – the computer security kind
.. which is why we banned all Microsoft and Adobe software from the outset.
In real terms, it is by far the most efficient route to minimising your attack surface (as well as reducing the amount of effort to keep it that way), and it also deals with the "hard shell, soft center problem" which means that one bridgehead inside is enough to attack the rest (that said, we also have that other ancient favourite in place, network segmentation)..
The raw fact is that there are a couple of products that are always implicated in security breaches and ransomware attacks, and no marketing and golf course sales can change that. If IT management decides to close its eyes to that (as I have seen in quite a few bigger companies and even government departments), then they are in my opinion 100% responsible for the consequences. The only way you get those two players to really pay attention is by hitting them in their wallets. At present, the disclaimers they force you to sing up to means they can continue to deliver subpar code and make their customers the victim.
We may have an extra physical war right now, but the cyberwars have been going on for quite some time as it's far less risky and more profitable for criminals. Act accordingly.