Creating Cyberthreat Immunity in the Medical Research and Healthcare Industry

We hosted two IT Security Virtual Roundtables with 13 delegates from across Australia’s and New Zealand Healthcare sectors. Our host was Dmitry Chernersky – Solution Architect – Kaspersky as we discussed below.

Research labs generate and house assets in the form of intellectual property that have a high value not just to stakeholders, but to cybercriminals. The reputation of a medical research or healthcare facility is a non-negligible asset and a loss of IP could have far-reaching consequences. A cyber-attack – regardless of its nature – will damage credibility if disclosed to the public. Keeping up with the ever-changing climate of cybersecurity attacks is harder than ever, and fast-evolving threat intelligence capabilities are an important part of any cyber defense to enhance the detection capabilities of your existing controls. Unless they are implemented as part of a broader security strategy, however, even the best threat-intelligence services can fall short. Too many well-intentioned security leaders fail to ensure they have the appropriate skills, operational visibility, security operations center (SOC) resources, and other elements required to make the most of threat intelligence – and can’t effectively mitigate the risks they are protecting against.

Whether you’ve already embraced threat intelligence, or are just thinking about it, your strategy can probably use some help. Kaspersky hopes you can join for an interactive Virtual Roundtable where you will learn about the latest threat campaigns, tools, and targets.

Discussion topics included:

· How the wrong approach to threat intelligence can compromise your security outcomes

· What it takes to help a SOC become an active, valuable partner in the adoption of threat intelligence

· Identify where to draw the line between in-house skills, outsourced skills, and security automation

· Why it’s key for your team to focus on threat hunting, rather than triaging and prioritizing alerts

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