How cyber-attacks became a weapon in 2017 and what is at stake for boards in 2018

The weaponization of Cyber-attacks has impact on cybersecurity governance. Board of directors of companies owning critical infrastructure or having  world-wide subsidiaries are more at risk then ever.

Cyber-attacks became a geopolitical weapon on 2017, and this article explains in simple terms what changed in 2017 and shows the main attacks like WannaCry happened on a different level. It takes us through some of the major breaches of 2017 and shows how ransomware can now be used as a weapon, for example a possible Russian ransomware attack in Ukraine spread to companies with subsidiaries in that country.