The WannaCry attacks are already producing a dramatic ripple effect. For instance there have been calls for a mandatory requirement to report security vulnerabilities, as well as for greater responsibility on the vendor side. Our expert Maximilian Hoppe discusses the latest buzzwords among IT risks and how they impact Software Asset Management (SAM).
“We need a reporting obligation for security gaps, and it must also include state security authorities.” stated Telekom CEO Timotheus Höttges in reaction to the global WannaCry attacks. He demanded a renouncement of mutual cyber-attacks and cyber-pioneering, like there are international renouncements of certain weapons. This position is also politically represented by the DT Group, for example with a keynote by board member Claudia Nemat at the last meeting of the G20 Digital Ministers in Düsseldorf or the reorientation of the Telekom Security business unit. To dive into the whole development of the discussion would definitely go too far.