What “Storm Area 51” taught us about ransomware

Alan Conboy, the office of the CTO, Scale Computing, responds to the news coverage around the attempted Area 51 raid. He also considers how hyperconverged systems can reduce the attack surface, by eliminating a lot of the multi-vendor complexity.

September 20th was the greatly-anticipated date of the “Storm Area 51” event in Nevada. The occasion had over 2,000,000 people signed up to attend on Facebook. However, predictably, it actually ended up in a much smaller gathering. Reportedly, there were about 3,000 attendees.