Endpoint Security , Technology

Immunizing Medical Devices Against Threats

Ariel Shuper of Check Point on Mitigating Ransomware and Other Risks
Ariel Shuper, principal product manager of healthcare and retail security solutions, Check Point

Connected medical devices are a significant potential new attack surface that may not be covered by security tools and systems, says Ariel Shuper of Check Point Software Technologies. How can healthcare providers immunize their medical devices before they are compromised?

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In an interview at Information Security Media Group's recent Healthcare Security Summit in New York, Shuper discusses:

  • Why medical devices are vulnerable;
  • How security for devices can be improved; and
  • Why ransomware attacks will continue to target medical devices, and much more, in the healthcare arena.

At Check Point Software Technologies, Shuper addresses healthcare-specific security needs. In his previous role at the company, he was responsible for cloud security. Prior to joining Check Point, Shuper led product management teams at other technology companies, including Mellanox and Celtro (now Optier).


About the Author

Tracy Kitten

Tracy Kitten

Director of Global Events Content and Executive Editor, BankInfoSecurity & CUInfoSecurity

A veteran journalist with more than 20 years' experience, Kitten has covered the financial sector for the last 13 years. Before joining Information Security Media Group in 2010, where she now serves as director of global events content and executive editor of BankInfoSecurity and CUInfoSecurity, she covered the financial self-service industry as the senior editor of ATMmarketplace, part of Networld Media. Kitten has been a regular speaker at domestic and international conferences, and was the keynote at ATMIA's U.S. and Canadian conferences in 2009. She has been quoted by CNN.com, ABC News, Bankrate.com and MSN Money.




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