“Hospital hit with massive ransomware attack” – It’s becoming an increasingly frequent headline and one you don’t want to be a part of.

If stories like that are keeping you and your hospital’s security team up at night, you aren’t alone. With rising instances of ransomware and the increasing sophistication of attacks, who could blame you?

Connected medical devices, BYOD, electronic health records, and more have promised to transform healthcare, but they may also expose vulnerabilities to ransomware attacks. Hackers realize this, and often find their opportunity via gaps that exist with a fragmented security approach.

To protect your organization and keep it out of the news, you must be able to:

  • Block malware before threats reach you and possibly impact operations and patients
  • Secure internet access and see all medical and personal devices on your network, other locations, and beyond
  • Work with existing tools to extend protection and learn from incidence response data

When it comes to cybersecurity in healthcare, the best offense is a good defense. Hackers are constantly evolving their tactics to be increasingly personalized and attempting to exploit newly discovered weaknesses.

Watch our new video below – ransomware defense in 45 seconds – to learn one way hackers can attempt to access your network and how Cisco’s simple, open, and automated solutions help mitigate threats, enabling highly secure healthcare transformation.

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Sarah Struble

Marketing Manager

Global Healthcare Marketing