The Next Chapter: The Public Cyber-health

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There is nothing wrong with this picture. If we have cyber illnesses, we should have the cyber-health section opened, as well. As a matter of fact, this should be our next chapter and priority. We were able to eliminate so many dangerous diseases for good. Why should malware and Trojans be an exception in the parallel cyber universe?

This is how the US Department of Justice has decided to eradicate GameOver Zeus and CryptoLocker. We are talking about the massive, unprecedented action, which included hundreds of thousands of infected computers. The government seemed pretty much determined to demonstrate its ability to challenge any kind of IT security threat.

These types of analogies are not only the eye-catching figures of speech. We do not need additional chapters for the believe it or not magazine section. It is not a joke to introduce a Ministry of Cyber-Health. Maybe we will not be able to save lives, but we will certainly prevent some serious damages from occurring in the very first place.

Prevention should be our priority in both public and cyber-health. You know how they say, don’t you? Prevention is the best possible medicine you can take. The sooner we examine the seriousness of cyber-illnesses for our cyber-health, the quicker we will be able to successfully eliminate all IT security threats. It is about time we use some extremely effective IT Penicillin.