Fraud Management & Cybercrime , Incident & Breach Response , Managed Detection & Response (MDR)

Dealing with Evolving Cyber Threats

Eric Rydberg of Sophos Discusses Emerging Attack Trends
Eric Rydberg, national account sales engineer, Sophos

Cyberattacks against healthcare organizations are evolving in many ways, including new schemes to steal credentials as well as assaults by low-skilled hackers using ransomware-as-a-service products, says Eric Rydberg of Sophos.

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In a video interview at Information Security Media Group's recent Healthcare Security Summit in New York, Rydberg discusses:

  • Factors contributing to the healthcare sector becoming such a vulnerable target for cyberattacks;
  • How segmenting medical devices on networks can bolster security;
  • How to stay ahead of the latest threats.

Rydberg, national account sales engineer at Sophos, has more than 18 years of technical experience across engineering and design in both the networking and security sectors. Previously, he worked at CDW. Rydberg recently helped design a next-generation security architecture plan for one of the largest U.S. healthcare providers.

About the Author

Marianne Kolbasuk McGee

Marianne Kolbasuk McGee

Executive Editor, HealthcareInfoSecurity, ISMG

McGee is executive editor of Information Security Media Group's media site. She has about 30 years of IT journalism experience, with a focus on healthcare information technology issues for more than 15 years. Before joining ISMG in 2012, she was a reporter at InformationWeek magazine and news site and played a lead role in the launch of InformationWeek's healthcare IT media site.

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