Before joining Cisco in 2016, Michael Hardy covered the US Federal Government as a reporter and editor with Federal Computer Week, Government Computer News and Federal Times. He brings more than a decade of direct experience to his role as content creator and editor, having been a firsthand witness to many watershed federal IT events.
When he's not on the job, you might find him with a book in his hand, playing a ukulele, brewing a batch of beer, attending a concert, watching an envelope-pushing TV show or taking his dog out for a walk. Not all at the same time though.
He lives in Falls Church, Va., with his wife, Lynda, and the aforementioned dog.
Last week’s stunning ransomware attack that crippled Britain’s National Health System and hit other organizations in several countries was certainly a dramatic, headline-grabbing event. And it might not be over: