How data-driven patch management can defeat ransomware

VentureBeat

Louis Columbus

Ransomware attacks are increasing because patch management techniques lack contextual intelligence and historical data needed to model threats based on previous breach attempts. As a result, CIOs, CISOs, and the teams they lead need a more data-driven approach to patch management that can deliver adaptive intelligence reliably at scale. Ivanti’s acquisition of RiskSense, announced today, highlights the new efforts to close the data-driven gap in patch management.

Ransomware attempts continue to accelerate this year with the attacks on Colonial Pipeline, Kaseya, and JBS Meat Packing signaling bad actors’ intentions to go after large-scale infrastructure for cash. The Institute for Security and Technology found that the number of victims paying ransom increased more than 300% from 2019 to 2020. According to...

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