Prevention is futile: A story that will make you WannaCry…

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Marcelo Pereira, Product Marketing Manager at Flexera Software

About this talk

The WannaCry ransomware attacks a great example how neglecting security patches can have a catastrophic impact for businesses. While many discuss whether their anti-virus could have stopped the attack, the plain facts are: -This attack uses a vulnerability on a component of Windows and Windows Server that was patched by Microsoft two months ago -The vulnerability was part of the recent NSA leak, a highly publicized scandal, and not an obscure vulnerability that no one had heard of before -Applying the patch would prevent any successful attack Join us for a discussion on the challenges of patch management and how to improve patching processes to avoid falling victim of attacks like WannaCry.

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