Tears in vain? WannaCry system security lessons every enterprise must learn

by Rahul Sharma
Sept. 1, 2017 2 comments TechGenix ransomware

May 2017 will be remembered for years to come for delivering the most hard-hitting lesson for global IT-dependent enterprises on why cybersecurity, and ransomware in particular, is going to be their biggest concern. The WannaCry cyber blackmail ransomware spread across systems in several countries at lightning speed, giving little time for IT experts to secure their systems. By May 15, 2017, the count of infected systems had reached more than 250,000 across 150 countries. Though security experts were able to ultimately find a kill switch to neutralize the ransomware, they were soon staring at new variants of the same ransomware. This made it official – the war between good and bad IT is on now, and WannaCry seems to have drawn first blood. The hue and cry has lessened now, and thankfully, IT thought leaders, experts, security educators, and IT service vendors – all are shifting attention towards the key lessons that the bitter experience of WannaCry left on everyone’s palates.

http://techgenix.com/wannacry-system-security-lessons

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2flash 4 months, 3 weeks ago

Well chosen title! WannaCry brings both tears in vain, with reason or crocodile tears :) heheh

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Steven Ulm 4 months, 3 weeks ago

There will always be tears in vain. With every single powerful attack... thanks for the swifty article :)

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