High-profile IT companies such as Accenture, which recently experienced a LockBit ransomware attack, could do a lot to help others in the industry by disclosing the details of an attack upfront, according to solution providers.
The lack of public disclosure from Accenture about the recent ransomware attack on its systems has been a missed opportunity by an IT heavyweight to help others in the industry become better informed about the ransomware threat, solution providers told CRN.
“They’re trying to limit the brand tarnishing to themselves. But I just feel like it sets a bad example in this day and age,” said Dave Mahoney, cybersecurity practice lead and enterprise services architect at Blue Bell, Pa.-based Anexinet, No. 213 on CRN’s Solution Provider 500 for 2021. “I wish they would’ve said, ‘We’re going to be open and honest and candid, so that we can all shut down digital extortion as a thing in this world.’”
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