Years ago I worked in a school system where the higher powers decided to disconnect from Internet“Today (May 15), University leadership announced that our College of Engineering has been the target of two highly sophisticated cyberattacks. In a coordinated and deliberate response by Penn State, the collegeâ€™s computer network has been disconnected from the Internet and a large-scale operation to securely recover all systems is underway. Our experts expect the network to be back up and running in several days.”
See A message from President Barron on cybersecurity | Penn State University in order to save the IT-system from malware. Commentators here guffawed and claimed I was out to lunch/living in the past.
Well, here it is 2015 and a major US university has pulled the plug because of an intrusion. It’s a sad story, with a tale that for months they allowed the intrusion to continue so they could find the attackers/study the attack… Yeah, right. Well, that other OS let the bad guys walk all over them and eventually they had to start over. It sounds like their response is limited to changing passwords and making a plan for enhanced security. I hope they decide to go with FLOSS and GNU/Linux in the future to reduce the threats allowed by an ill-conceived OS from M$.
I recommend they try Debian GNU/Linux. It will work for them and not the malware artists. Further, they will be entirely in control of their IT-system, not M$ and the bad guys.