Ransomware attacks against healthcare organizations threaten vulnerable systems that are part of a larger ecosystem. The quick damage and the fast propagation of ransomware attacks creates significant damage spanning beyond the infected systems, often resulting in the shutting down of healthcare operations. While cybersecurity ecosystems manage to minimize the risk of additional ransomware attacks against the IT systems, the future of IoT and connected medical devices poses significant potential for a new attack surface that isn't covered with current tools and systems. This session examines infamous ransomware attacks, the potential for new and connected medical devices to be affected by these attacks, and steps that can be taken to prevent these attacks from occurring in the first place.
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