For the world to be so unprepared for attacks just isn’t acceptable. Now, just weeks after the Colonial Pipeline attack, the world’s largest meat supplier, JBS USA was attacked, according to USA Today. “The company took immediate action, suspending all affected systems, notifying authorities and activating the company’s global network of IT professionals and third-party experts to resolve the situation,” the company said. “The company’s backup servers were not affected, and it is actively working with an Incident Response firm to restore its systems as soon as possible.” It’s another reason why the world needs cybersecurity in place, with companies like Plurilock Security (TSXV:PLUR) (OTC:PLCKF), Proofpoint Inc. (NASDAQ:PFPT), Crowdstrike Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:CRWD), Rapid7 Inc. (NASDAQ:RPD), and Zscaler Inc. (NASDAQ:ZS).
The one-two punch of the recent cyberattacks “shows that nothing is safe,” said former senior Department of Homeland Security official Paul Rosenzweig, as quoted by USA Today. “Not the meatpacking industry, not the chemical industry, not the wastewater treatment industry, not Sony. Nothing. And the only way to be safe in this world is to unplug completely. And you can’t do that and be economically competitive.”