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Protecting Medical Networks from Internet of Things Attacks

Bob Nilsson Director, Vertical Solutions Marketing Published 8 Nov 2018

August 30, 2017: FDA issues recall of 465,000 St. Jude pacemakers to patch security holes.
April 15, 2018: Mirai variant botnet launches IoT DDoS attack.
November 05, 2018: Healthcare organizations account for one-quarter of SamSam ransomware attack victims so far this year, according to security firm Symantec.

Healthcare facilities and enterprises are constantly under attack by cyber-criminals, bots, worms, zombies, and malware. A successful attack can be devastating, not just shutting down the network, but potentially costing millions and exposing the enterprise to crippling litigation. In the context of a network with expensive, difficult-to-upgrade medical instruments, a cyberattack spells disaster.

This infographic describes the challenges of protecting medical networks from Internet of Things attacks, and how these challenges can be addressed with Extreme Defender for IoT.

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