With the former Cisco CEO set to step down as chairman, the path is clear for his successor to make big acquisitions and other moves to overhaul Cisco's strategy and culture.
The ransomware strain disrupted Ukraine, but has not provided its creators with much cash.
The WannaCry attack affected over 230,000 computers in May, but researchers were able to find a way to stop it from spreading further.
An open, free nation could easily turn itself in a more protectionist direction as a response to such consistency.
The recent ransomware attack boosts the value of such companies and their services.