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Healthcare institutions are attractive cyber targets not just because of the potentially lucrative data they maintained, but also because of the inherent infrastructure risks and privacy constraints.

The technology infrastructure supporting the healthcare community tends to be older legacy systems. For example, market research suggests 20% of healthcare organizations in the US and UK still run on Windows XP. Often these systems do not receive security updates with the same level of care and frequency as modernized infrastructure.

This is concerning because, in 2017, we increasingly observed bad actors were performing new tricks with older tools, some of which have been around for nearly 20 years.

Yet there’s another challenge facing security shops in healthcare environments when it comes to security software. These organizations must protect networks and do so in a manner that does not place personally identifiable information (PII) at risk.

In security, this means casting a wary glance at technology tools that need to ship data to another platform to perform analysis – as opposed to those that can perform the analysis inline on the network.

We examine these two problems in greater detail in a new solution datasheet Bricata recently published for security professionals in healthcare organizations. It’s also against that backdrop that we offer this additional perspective on three emerging cybersecurity trends


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Bricata is a cybersecurity solutions provider that combines a powerful network threat hunting platform into a comprehensive threat detection and prevention solution to help determine the true scope and severity threats. Bricata simplifies network threat hunting by identifying hidden threats using specifically designed hunting workflows that use detailed metadata provided clearly and eases your transition from the known to unknown malicious activities in conjunction with an advanced threat detection and prevention platform which detects zero-day malware conviction.

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