Beyond Patch Management: Ransomware Mitigation Strategies

Beyond improving their patch management practices, organizations must take other critical steps to avoid falling victim to ransomware attacks, such as the recent WannaCry campaign, says security expert Doug Copley. Copley, an independent security consultant and former CISO, says in an interview with Information Security Media Group that key steps include investing in enhanced malware detection technology, pinpointing where valuable data resides so it can be protected and restored, updating data backup capabilities, and staying well-informed about the latest threats.

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