The Rise of Cryptocurrency MalwareJuniper's Laurence Pitt on Healthcare's Unique Vulnerabilities
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.
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.