Attivo Networks, the award-winning leader in deception for cybersecurity threat detection, today announced that Joseph Salazar, Technical Marketing Engineer, will present at this year’s H-ISAC (Health – Information Sharing and Analysis Center) Spring Summit. During his session, “Gaining an Operational Advantage with Full Fabric Deception Technology,” Salazar will take a deep dive on deception technology, discussing how it can be used to mitigate cybersecurity risk across the healthcare industry.
In an interview with Digital Health Age web content editor Ian Bolland, Crandall explained the issues that are affecting medical devices when it comes to cybersecurity, including being built on operating systems that were designed to be in networks that are not interconnected. While things are getting connected, the devices that are going onto networks were never designed to be secure in such a way, and the ownership of security is a contentious issue.
Carolyn Crandall, chief deception officer for security company Attivo Networks, says, “Healthcare IT teams need tools in their arsenal that not only defend the network perimeter but also help them detect and respond to in-network threats quickly, efficiently, and effectively.” These tools, of course, include a technology Attivo sells: deception software.
By: Carolyn Crandall Smart medical devices have incredible potential to save lives and improve our general well-being, but they also present a host of untold threats that have yet to be fully exploited. You’ve probably heard the infamous story by now. Several years ago, it was revealed that Dick Cheney’s defibrillator was modified to prevent hacking. While Cheney’s medical team was quick to address this particular issue, the larger healthcare community has been slower to react to persistent threats and medical device security remains a growing concern even 11 years later. Almost 36 (35.6) percent of organizations’ IoT-connected medical device ecosystems experienced a cybersecurity incident in the past year, a recent Deloitte survey revealed. That’s more than one third of organizations experiencing some type of threat to the smart medical devices they are in charge of protecting.
As medical devices incorporate connectivity, they provide greater opportunities for convenience, service, and information for consumers and companies, but also are increasingly vulnerable to cyber threats. In this environment, Attivo Networks and Becton, Dickinson and Co. (BD) have validated a deception solution for medical technology cybersecurity threats through a partnership bringing Attivo’s Botsink solution to a select number of BD devices. The two firms collaborated through BD’s Product Security Partnership Program and created “mirror-match decoy authenticity” software for some of BD’s devices, a method designed to redirect an attack from reaching important information or networks.