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WannaCry Remains No. 1 Ransomware Weapon
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sudeshkumar
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9/2/2019 | 7:22:05 AM
Re: WannaCry
I heard of this virus. few months ago it was one of the most famous virus. 
Dr.T
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8/29/2019 | 1:44:17 PM
Re: The most effective defense?
"An educated user pool to start with with basic rules of email iusage. "

I think you made a very good point, it starts with the users.

 

Dr.T
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8/29/2019 | 1:43:00 PM
Re: The most effective defense?
"The IT staff has a daunting job sometimes but it is THEIR JOB and if they do not like it, there are always trade school courses on welding."

This is really a good point it is good amount of effort needed to keep systems up-to-date

 

Dr.T
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8/29/2019 | 1:40:59 PM
Re: The most effective defense?
"But keeping old W7 systems running now is asking for trouble.  As it was with XP ( of which alot of that is still out there on legacy boxes)."

Agree. If there is a newer version of an operating system, there is no real reason using older version.

 

Dr.T
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8/29/2019 | 1:38:56 PM
Re: The most effective defense?
"True and the OS update issue is the responsibility of the IT staff and team to make clear and eviden"

It would be responsible in operational aspect of it but overall business is responsible of the security of the business

 

Dr.T
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8/29/2019 | 1:37:19 PM
Re: The most effective defense?
"future disruptions to business should be minimal and all the more reason to get new tools with security features built in."

Agree with this, if there's an outage business will lose more time and money.

 

Dr.T
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8/29/2019 | 1:36:10 PM
Re: The most effective defense?
"it's still no excuse not to plan for the future with new tools fitting business needs that would be compatible with the latest OS"

I would agree with this, there shouldn't be so much effort anyway as long as you standardized your upgrade process.

 

Dr.T
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8/29/2019 | 1:34:19 PM
Re: The most effective defense?
"VMware HorizonView or Citrix XenDesktop/XenApp work, if they want to go to the cloud, use WorkSpaces"

I agree, that is true but they are very expensive at the same time.

 

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8/29/2019 | 1:33:06 PM
Re: The most effective defense?
"When companies are hacked, the business owners, executive staff members should be removed from their position because they did not follow best practices and follow due-diligence."

I would say there should be some responsibilities, not everybody is directly involved into this type of activities such as upgrading Win 7.

 

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8/29/2019 | 1:31:39 PM
Re: The most effective defense?
"Companies are still holding on to Windows 7"

Yes I'm working with a few other companies where they are still using Windows 7. It is running but will not be secure anymore. 

 

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