(This post is part 2 of 2. Yesterday we wrote about the unfair fight between attackers and defenders. Today: simple tools and techniques.)
If you WannaCry after this weekend's explosion of worm-ridden ransomware afflicting healthcare providers, go ahead; you're not alone.
The good news is that there are concrete steps you can take to assess your organization's level of exposure to WannaCry a
nd the vulnerability it exploits. In this post, we'll share some free, basic tests you can perform using tried-and-true open-source tools. We sell fancy tools to collect and assess networked clinical device inventory, but as technologists and IT administrators ourselves, we're always inclined toward whatever tools get the job done fastest. In this post we'll cover a simple set of tests that you can start running in under a minute.