CS 492/CS 692 S22 Role-Playing Exercise 6

Addressing Ransomware

Team A

A group of CEOs who are increasingly frustrated with the prevalence of ransomware and the threat that it introduces to all organizations, both private and public. They demand that the government introduce more stringent laws to discourage the practice.

Team B

A group of computer scientists who feel that dispelling the scourge of ransomware is an admirable goal, but one that is currently impossible to address. Proper security protections for current computer systems are lacking. They advocate for greater funding for research into how to develop more protective systems as the necessary precursor to any efforts to adjust legislation.