DLA Piper and several multinational companies became the victims of a devastating cyberattack on Tuesday, the second major attack to hit worldwide in two months, and the differences between this hack and the Wannacry intrusion in May lead experts to believe the battle to guard corporate security isn’t over, and may never end.

“Hackers are learning and improving from every single incident and the things that are thrown at them,” said Edward McAndrew, Ballard Spahr LLP partner and a former cybercrime prosecutor. “The question is whether organizations are similarly learning and improving in what is an arms race between the bad guys and the defenders of systems.

“While experts had predicted WannaCry wouldn’t be the end, a lot of organizations don’t think that way,” McAndrew said. “They think of these as static incidents and one-time events as opposed to interconnected evolving threats.”

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