Cybercrime , Endpoint Security , Fraud Management & Cybercrime

The Rise of Cryptocurrency Malware

Juniper's Laurence Pitt on Healthcare's Unique Vulnerabilities
Laurence Pitt, global security strategy director, Juniper Networks

Cryptocurrency offers both immediacy and anonymity - traits that are attractive to threat actors looking to exploit organizations via ransomware or cryptomining. Laurence Pitt of Juniper Networks discusses why healthcare entities are uniquely vulnerable.

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In a video interview at Information Security Media Group's recent Healthcare Security Summit in New York, Pitt discusses:

  • How the malware landscape has shifted to take advantage of cryptocurrency technology;
  • Why this shift matters to healthcare organizations;
  • How to improve detection and response.

Pitt, who joined Juniper Networks in 2016, serves as global security strategy director. He has more than 20 years of cybersecurity experience, having started out in systems design and moved through product management in areas from endpoint security to managed networks.

About the Author

Tom Field

Tom Field

Senior Vice President, Editorial, ISMG

Field is responsible for all of ISMG's 28 global media properties and its team of journalists. He also helped to develop and lead ISMG's award-winning summit series that has brought together security practitioners and industry influencers from around the world, as well as ISMG's series of exclusive executive roundtables.

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