The recent cyberattack known as WannaCry has now officially affected more than 200,000 victims in 150 countries. Furthermore, it has left many organizations frantically working to mitigate risk of a possible attack.
WannaCry affected an exploit in the Windows XP operating system on PCs, and Microsoft sent out a fix for the security flaw. But authorities, such as the U.K.’s National Cyber Security Center (NCSC), warned over the weekend that as the working week begins, further cases of ransomware could come to light.
WannaCry underscores the importance of keeping systems and networks regularly patched and updated. Threats like WannaCry abuse vulnerabilities to penetrate security gaps in an organization’s perimeter. This is compounded by the window of exposure between exploitation and the release of a patch: the longer your systems and networks remain vulnerable, the more time it gives attackers to exploit it. Organizations must balance the need to maintain business operations with the need to secure them.
How Inteleca IT Business Solutions can help
Whether you have been compromised, or are worried that an cyberattack may occur, Inteleca can immediately assess your current infrastructure and implement a comprehensive multi-layered, step-by-step approach to best mitigate the risks posed by these threats. This includes Inteleca’s email and web gateway solutions that will help prevent ransomware from reaching end users.
Furthermore, at the endpoint level, Inteleca can help implement a solution that detects and blocks ransomware on networks, as well as solutions that stop ransomware from reaching enterprise servers–whether physical, virtual or in the cloud. This is done by implementing capabilities including high-fidelity machine learning, behavior monitoring and application control, and vulnerability shielding that minimizes the impact of this threat.