The Internet of Things (IoT) has the potential to revolutionize the healthcare industry. But as with any new technology, it also brings a slew of security risks healthcare professionals need to address. Devices that contain a treasure trove of patient data are attractive targets for cybercriminals.
Crypto ransomware seems to be a never-ending threat in today’s cyber world. It’s comparable to the “Kaiju” in the 2013 Hollywood blockbuster, Pacific Rim. One crypto ransomware dies and another is born that has more evolved features. The second half of 2017 witnessed back-to-back outbreaks of Wannacry, Petya, NotPetya and BadRadbbit ransomware.
“It’s their own fault. They wouldn’t have been hit if they’d kept up with their patches and updates.”
How many times did we hear this line in the wake of WannaCry, Petya and virtually every other cyber attack that has exploited known vulnerabilities in recent years? To hear the Monday-morning quarterbacks talk, you’d think data security teams the world over were either lazy, unknowledgeable or both if they fell victim to one of these massively successful cybercriminal ventures.