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Patching Takes More than a Fortnight for Many Firms

The major WannaCry and NotPetya ransomware outbreaks of 2017 appear to have had little if no impact on organizations’ approaching to patching, with visibility into systems still crucially missing in many cases, according to Ivanti.

The endpoint security firm polled 130 IT professionals at VMworld Europe last year to better understand their key challenges.

However, despite the highly disruptive ransomware campaigns of May and June 2017, the percentage of respondents with a patch management policy in place was the same as the 2016 figure: 80%.

This is despite WannaCry in particular causing chaos across the globe when it struck, exploiting a Windows SMB vulnerability which was already patched by Microsoft.

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