Protect from Data Breaches and Malware

In 2017 WannaCry ransomware crippled hospitals and public health systems around the world. The world watched as surgeries were canceled and ambulances were turned away from the doors of hospitals.  All of these hospitals ran an antivirus software, yet they were all crippled by ransomware.

Cybercriminals did not just hold hospitals to ransom by encrypting their data, these criminals copied confidential patient information and threatened to publish it if they did not pay a ransom. Hospitals were left with no alternative other than paying large ransom payments. In many cases, these cybercriminals released the information anyway.

 

Securing Electronic protected health information (ePHI) is at the core of HIPAA security requirements, and malware is one of the easiest ways for an attacker to steal patient data.

 

ThreatLocker® Application Control gives hospitals the ability to take control of their environment. Unlike antivirus software, ThreatLocker® Application Control blocks any applications from running if they are not explicitly trusted. But unlike traditional whitelisting approaches the deployment and management overhead really low.

 

Application Whitelisting is considered one of the most effective methods in stopping both malware and unauthorized software. ThreatLocker® takes application control beyond just whitelisting. ThreatLocker® RingFencing™ protects your assets even further by limiting what applications can do, and is even proven to reduce an attackers access to unpatched systems.

 

ThreatLocker® protects your laptops, desktops, and servers, and if required can also protect medical devices such as OR Integration Systems. Ask your device manufacturers if they are protected by ThreatLocker®.

 

To find out more information about how ThreatLocker® Application Control can protect from data breaches and malware,  schedule a free web demonstration of the ThreatLocker® platform.