Indonesian patients and relatives wait for their turn at the registration counter of the Dharmais Hospital in Jakarta on Monday, after the hospital’s information system was affected by the WannaCry virus. When IT is used as an integral part of services that affect lives, we need to make sure that those services can continue when the system fails. Photo: EPA

WannaCry ransomware attack shows the wisdom of having an offline Plan B

Kai-Lung Hui says organisations providing critical services must have a backup plan that does not rely on the internet in case of a crippling cyberattack

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Indonesian patients and relatives wait for their turn at the registration counter of the Dharmais Hospital in Jakarta on Monday, after the hospital’s information system was affected by the WannaCry virus. When IT is used as an integral part of services that affect lives, we need to make sure that those services can continue when the system fails. Photo: EPA
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