A vulnerability in Microsoft’s Exchange Server contributed to a large series of cyberattacks affecting over 60,000 private companies in the US. Businesses need to scan their software, hardware, and networks for emerging vulnerabilities and fix them before they are discovered and exploited. Security experts can eliminate vulnerabilities upon discovery using software patches, hardware replacement, and system reconfiguration. Training the end users on security practices and keeping all components up to date will also prevent and minimize vulnerabilities. 75% of the attacks mounted in 2020, according to a study of software vulnerabilities.