On May 12th this year we saw one of the world’s most serious and high profile cyberattacks in the form of WannaCry. It rampaged through the NHS and affected thousands of organisations across Europe and the world by exploiting a vulnerability in Windows SMB (Server Message Block).
Nothing screams "We're pretty sure our cyber security is crud" than asking ally countries to attempt to hack you, and paying them for the privilege.
Whilst they're not advising you burn your computers at the stake, latest industry news suggests that infosec companies are putting the fear of god into businesses in order to sell unnecessary levels of protection.
Windows Central, the team who describe themselves as Microsoft's most loyal fans, have put together an article responding to the Cortana-is-here-to-stay stories.