Alright, just for a second stop and think how many devices you have at home or at work which are connected to internet. 2? 3? I am not talking about only computers, laptops, tablets or even mobile phones. You probably has as well smart TV, CCTV cameras, DVR, Digital TV boxes, Game consoles, Smart watch, and the list goes on and on.
Let me ask you again the same question, how long can you survive without the Internet? Maybe your answer will be different now.
You may ask, why should I be disconnected from Internet and what is the relationship between this and this security blog? Well, if you think that bad actors, bad guys, malware, phishing emails, etc are coming mostly from Internet you may think that if you disconnect everything from Internet you will be safer! without communication but safer if that make sense.
Now, imagine a while city without Internet, or even more, a whole country without Internet! That is a big ask. However, Russia is planning to disconnect the whole country as part of an experiment aimed at testing the response to cyber attacks that should isolate it.
If that works and they are successful with this new “defence” initiative, maybe other countries will follow.
Will you try to do the same at work? at home? that is up to you to see if how long can you “survive” without Internet access.
As always, be safe out there and until the net Monday Malware.