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Ransomware Makes You ‘Wanna Cry,’ So Take Precautions

“Simply put, WannaCry separates those companies who have their security act together from those that do not,” said John Dickson, security expert and principal at the Denim Group, a company that develops secure, resilient software and provides security advisory and testing services. “System updating – i.e. ‘patching’ – is one of the most mundane aspects of IT management.

“However, when these worldwide malware pandemics occur, patching suddenly becomes critical to an organization’s capability to withstand a sophisticated threat.”

About Denim Group

Denim Group is the leading secure software development firm, serving as a trusted advisor to customers on matters of software risk and security. The company builds software for the most security conscious while helping organizations assess and mitigate risk within their existing software. Denim Group's flagship ThreadFix product accelerates the process of software vulnerability remediation, reflecting the company's rich understanding of what it takes to fix application vulnerabilities faster. Denim Group has emerged as a strong contributor to the larger application security community and has actively participated in the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) since shortly after its inception.

Among many other awards, Denim Group has landed on the "Inc. 5000" list - which recognizes the country's 5000 fastest-growing private companies - for five years in a row. In addition, the San Antonio Business Journal named Denim Group as one of the "Best Places to Work" in the city.


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