TECH BUYER May 2017 - IDC Perspective - Doc # US42570717

Pursue Patch Independence: Latest WannaCry Event Prompts Need for Risk-Based Defenses

By: Angela Gelnaw, Sean Pike, Frank DicksonProgram Vice President, Cybersecurity Products, Pete LindstromVice President of Research, Enterprise / NextGen Security, Christina RichmondProgram Vice President, Security Services, Robyn Westervelt

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This IDC Perspective sheds light on how to take a practical, risk-based approach to risk mitigation. Worms and malware are not going anywhere. Any new outbreak or rash of incidents should not affect your security program. WannaCry was just another episode in an ongoing sequence of events that reminds us to ensure our security program is effectively doing its job.

"It should be obvious to anyone preaching patch and security awareness that we have hit our limits of their effectiveness," said Pete Lindstrom, vice president of Security Strategies. "It's time to find cost-effective scalable solutions that gain us patch independence and cover the final mile of security."


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