Be prepared for what comes after WannaCry
The recent WannaCry outbreak has made one thing perfectly clear: Even the most basic malicious programs can bring an organization to its knees. Despite leveraging mediocre code, the authors of the WannaCry attack infected over 300,000 machines across 150 countries in a single weekend. Though WannaCry represents one of the largest, most widespread cyberattacks in recent history, it will not hold that title for long as new attacks emerge with improved techniques.
To prevent the next big ransomware attack, strong security practices must be in place, augmented by extensive threat research and next-generation technology. This is how Carbon Black enables its customers to detect and prevent WannaCry and future ransomware outbreaks.