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Unpatched Software Intensifies Cybersecurity Risks

  • ID: 4382876
  • Report
  • 6 pages
  • Ovum
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Introduction:

The Wannacry ransomware exploited older, unpatched Windows operating systems (OSs) such as Windows XP. The UK national health service (NHS), for example, was hit, creating chaos in operating theaters and affecting other critical patient data across the country.

Highlights:

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  • Evaluates the question of supplier responsibility versus customer responsibility in continuing to run and operate out-of-date systems.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  • What does the industry need to do to address the problem of out-of-date systems?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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Publisher's view
  • Summary
  • WannaCry was an unwelcome wake-up call
  • Whose responsibility is it, anyway?
Appendix
  • Further reading
  • Author
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