Imagine a doctor completely unaware of what they’re walking into triaging two patients: one in need of a hospital cardiac catheterization lab after an irregular electrocardiogram (EKG) reading, the other suffering from a stroke and needing a CT scan. All systems are down due to ransomware, so the physician working [...]
All modern software contains vulnerabilities; either software defects that require patches to remedy, or configuration issues that require administrative activity to resolve.
For this reason, organisations should have a vulnerability management process which enables them to know what vulnerabilities are present within their IT estate on a regular basis. Executive staff should ideally be as aware of the major vulnerabilities in their IT estate as they are of their financial status.