IBM X-Force revealed that WannaCry spread to its targets like a computer worm. But unlike a classic worm, it carried a malicious payload of ransomware.
An effective backup strategy is simply one part of a larger security and incident response plan, which should be developed proactively.
An effective response to an advanced threat such as WannaCry can be broken down into two phases: vulnerability management and proactive monitoring.
Blocking refers to the practice of deploying network security devices to block threats as they traverse the network.
While Microsoft could have slowed the spread of WannaCry, the real problem lies in the widespread practice of deploying outdated software and systems.
Effective defense against large-scale ransomware attacks such as WannaCry starts with basic endpoint protection and patch management.
MaaS360 cognitive UEM allows you to manage all endpoints from a single platform, making it easy to keep all systems current with software updates.
The best strategy to defend against the WannaCry ransomware attack and similar events is to adopt tools to prevent them from occurring in the first place.
Organizations affected by the WannaCry ransomware attack can leverage IBM X-Force Threat Intelligence with QRadar to mitigate this unprecedented threat.
According to new research, IT professionals must implement stronger security controls to combat the growing threat of ransomware.