This year’s Healthcare report by Kaspersky has recommended five steps that must be taken by healthcare providers in order to minimize the likelihood of cyber-incidents that are largely caused by obsolete and unpatched systems.

The five steps, according to Kaspersky a global cybersecurity and digital privacy company are:

  • Provide your staff with basic cybersecurity hygiene training, as many attacks start with phishing or other social engineering techniques.
  • Carry out a cybersecurity audit of your networks and remediate any weaknesses discovered in the perimeter or inside the network.
  • Install anti-APT and EDR solutions, enabling threat discovery and detection, investigation, and timely remediation of incidents capabilities. Provide your SOC team with access to the latest threat intelligence and regularly upskill them with professional training.
  • Along with proper endpoint protection, dedicated services can help defend against high-profile attacks. Managed Detection and Response services can help identify and stop attacks in their early stages before the attackers achieve their goals.
  • Harden embedded systems in medical devices that are rarely updated. Kaspersky Embedded System Security was designed to operate effectively even on low-end and legacy hardware and old software without overloading the system. The latest update of the solution includes cloud-based management capabilities allowing the control of embedded devices via the same hosted console as other endpoints.

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