Mobile ransomware attacks in 2017 simply built upon the sharp increase from previous years. Many users are surprised ransomware has spread beyond desktop/laptop and servers.
This is simply malware that steals sensitive data or locks your smartphone permanently. Users carry a dead device. You cannot even make a phone call on your phone after it has been compromised. Criminals demand bitcoin payment before unlocking the device.
A mobile ransomware attack upon a corporate mobile device carries even greater risks to the organization. For hospitals, clinics and Health Systems the need for Mobile Device Management (MDM) solutions is even greater today.
Respectable MDM services install a “secure container” on a mobile device that ensures any hospital data downloaded onto the phone is stored in a secure, encrypted directory. This can even prevent the user from copying the data from the container.
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On a personal note, I was humbled to be considered a guest on Ivanti’s Interchange Podcast addressing ransomware in healthcare.
I added their new series to my collection of InfoSec podcasts as soon as our Hospital server team acquired Ivanti’s Patch for Windows service back in June.
In this timeframe, I suggested to our Hospital’s patch subcommittee to consider Ivanti’s Patch Tuesday Webinar series into our meeting scheduled.
Ivanti launched their monthly webinar in April 2017 and provide a solid overview to Microsoft’s Patch Tuesday releases. This also includes key third-party updates from Adobe, Google, and Mozilla.
After registering for October’s webinar, by chance an out-of-the-blue a marketing specialist from Ivanti called. When I confirmed our participation in the coming Patch webinar, they suggested considering their new IT Interchange Podcast. I believe they were pleasantly surprised that I was able to recite all their podcast topics.
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The 2017 Ransomware attacks on healthcare or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Ivanti.
Ivanti’s Patch for Windows helps hospitals, clinics, and health systems mitigate ransomware attacks with agile change management, security controls and third-party patching for healthcare in the age of ransomware.
How did hospitals and clinics come to rely upon Ivanti? In 2017 the healthcare industry was confronted for the first time by a multi-headed monster in ransomware attacks. WannaCry, NotPetya and multiple ransomware strains have forever changed the data security landscape for hospitals, clinics and health systems.
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The 2017 Ransomware attacks on Healthcare or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Ivanti.
The American healthcare industry was attacked for the first time by a multi-headed ransomware monster. Ivanti’s Patch for Windows can help hospitals, clinics, and health systems mitigate these attacks.
By establishing and maintaining agile, effective patch management Ivanti has a solid solution for hospitals in the age of ransomware. How did hospitals and clinic come to rely upon Ivanti? First a look back on the tumultuous year in healthcare:
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