Good article from ‘DarkReading’ on the lessons learnt from the WannaCry attacks:
“The scope and severity of the fallout from the WannaCry attacks over the past week elicits plenty of “we told you so” head shakes about the dangers of ransomware. With a lightning-fast speed, the blackmail worm spread quickly.
The attacks against the UK’s National Health Service put hospital operations at a standstill and threatened the health of real people.
According to estimates from Cyence researchers, the business interruption costs to companies from WannaCry will add up to over $8 billion.”
Lesson 1: Vulnerability and Patch Management Overshadow Everything. This is just as important for IoT devices as it is for PCs Laptops and Servers.
Lesson 2: Unknown Assets Can Bite You in the Rear
Lesson 3: Network Segmentation Can Be a Valuable Risk Reducer
Lesson 4: Security Has Real-World Repercussions
Lesson 5: It’s Easy to Forget the ‘A’ in Security’s ‘CIA’
The full article can be found here: