Long Term Beneficiaries of WannaCry

The current worldwide attack from WannaCry is going to have lasting impact for information security. The question is: what will that be and who will benefit? In this blog post I will take a contrarian viewpoint and suggest that it will not be beneficial to security practitioners or security businesses. I think business leaders, who fund security programs, will take alternative approaches to mitigating this risk.At present, we have over 1600 security firms offering solutions to attacks like WannaCry. Unfortunately, this patchwork quilt mitigation approach isn t working. Not because of the security firms, but because there are too many potential leaks in the ship to manage. So, I predict that business leaders will change ships and increasingly move legacy systems and new systems into the cloud. This is already happening and incidents like WannaCry will accelerate it. No business person is going to upgrade XP systems to Windows 2016, when they can hand over security responsibility to some…

This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog post authored by Fred Scholl. Read the original post at: Security Connections