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Although the global financial losses caused by the WannaCry ransomware attack were not as huge as anticipated, future variants could damage more unpatched systems in the coming months.


  • The challenges facing organizations today are manifold, from protecting networks and applications to enabling mobility. Companies have a high incidence of shadow IT, and the security budgets of IT teams are stretched.

Features and Benefits

  • Evaluates the question of supplier responsibility versus customer responsibility in continuing to run and operate out-of-date systems.
  • Analyzes what governments, vendors, and CIOs must do to improve security.

Key questions answered

  • What does the industry need to do to address the problem of out-of-date systems?
  • Why must companies seriously consider moving to a hybrid cloud model?

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  • Summary
  • WannaCry was an unwelcome wake-up call
  • Whose responsibility is it, anyway?


  • Further reading
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