The recent outbreak of the WannaCry Ransomware Worm has affected Windows users around the globe by exploiting a vulnerability in machines running an insecure version of SMB (Server Message Block).

Microsoft released patch MS17-010 to fix this issue, but organizations that are behind on patching remain exposed to infection. (Read more from CNN, Reuters, and The New York Times.)

Even with patches up to date, there are additional precautions you can take to protect your systems from this and future ransomware variants. In the following video, a Pondurance SOC analyst shows how the next-generation antivirus technology Cylance prevents WannaCry infection.

“As an IT director, my responsibility is to make decisions on how to protect our company assets from unseen threats. Our partnership with Pondurance fills the security gap our staff was experiencing, and their recommendation to deploy Cylance in our environment has proven extremely beneficial.” — Jeff Barnhill, CarDon & Associates

For more info about Cylance or to speak with our team about keeping your systems secure, drop us a line.

 

WannaCry vs. Cylance Demo Video