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Questions to Ask After the WannaCry Attack

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After last week’s devastating global ransomware attack, now known as WannaCry, directors will once again be questioning management teams to make sure the company is protected. The challenge is that most directors do not know what questions they should be asking. If I were sitting on a board, this attack would prompt me to ask questions about the following three areas: End of Life (EOL) software; patching; and disaster recovery. EOL Software. EOL software is software that is no longer supported by the company that developed it in the first place, meaning that it is not updated or patched to protect... Read More