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Kaspersky offering medical organisations 6 months of free security - techAU

Kaspersky offering medical organisations 6 months of free security - techAU


Kaspersky offering medical organisations 6 months of free security - techAU

Posted: 11 Jun 2020 03:02 PM PDT

Kaspersky has announced that they are supporting medical organisations in order to help them stay protected from cyberthreats during the pandemic.

Kaspersky will offer provide 6 months of free access to the following list of business products and services:

  • Kaspersky Endpoint Security Cloud Plus,
  • Kaspersky Security for Microsoft Office 365,
  • Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Business Advanced
  • Kaspersky Hybrid Cloud Security. 

Healthcare and medical organisations are often 24×7 operations and require high availability, meaning its extremely critical for healthcare organisations to stay secure.

Ensuring patient data is also protected, comes not only with commercial motivations, but can also attract fines, if appropriate efforts to secure the data were not made. While undertaking an entire IT overhaul during the pandemic is probably unlikely, ensuring computers and accounts are security is simply smart.

In the current situation, medical organizations are under extreme pressure and have to mobilise all their forces to help people in this very challenging time. Unfortunately, hackers don't often rest and attacks can happen at any time.

Hospitals and medical institutions often store very personal information that could be used against a person if it was leaked, and there's always the risk of identity theft, should details like phone numbers, home addresses and medicare numbers get breached.

In an ideal world, doctor's offices and hospitals would have the best IT systems, protected by the best security policies, however it is often the case that once a system is established, it is not upgraded for many years.

We've all probably been to a doctor and glanced at their screen, only to see them still running Windows 7, or worse, some 10 years after it's release date.

To help medical organisations cope with the unprecedented pressure and help relieve cybersecurity risks that may arise during this period, Kaspersky has made its B2B solutions available for free.

"In this critical situation, healthcare institutions are under immense pressure and carry huge responsibility while saving people's lives and fighting against the infection. Doctors, nurses and all medical staff take on most of the load and therefore need any support possible. We feel that it is our duty to support the medical community.

In order to help these organisations focus on what matters most, we now offer healthcare institutions free licenses for key Kaspersky corporate products for a six-month period." 

Evgeniya Naumova, Vice President of the Global Sales Network at Kaspersky.

"We hope that during this time of uncertainty, private and public healthcare organisations across ANZ are able to take advantages of this offer. It is one less headache that your security and IT departments need not worry about." 

Closer to home, General Manager of Kaspersky ANZ, Margrith Appleby

Along with this initiative, Kaspersky also suggests that medical institutions follow cybersecurity practices and implement the following measures as soon as possible:

  1. Schedule basic security awareness education for both medical personnel and administration employees – it should cover the most essential practices such as passwords and accounts, email security, use of USB devices, PC security and safe web browsing. Explain to the hospital's staff that there is an increasing risk of cyberthreats for healthcare IT systems. 
  2. It is the right time to check the hospital's protection solution, make sure it is up to date, configured properly and covers all employees' devices. Switch on a firewall to enable protection from threats coming from the internet. The security solution should enable protection from ransomware as it one of the common threats for medical organisations.
  3. Ensure all specific medical devices are properly configured and updated, such as ventilators. If there is a chance that the number of such devices increases rapidly, develop a dedicated procedure to quickly install and configure all new devices. 
  4. Some hospitals urgently hire new staff which means growing the number of endpoints, including new employees' personal devices. This can damage visibility and control over corporate IT, so IT services should pay special attention to adding protection to these new devices. It's better to have security profiles, policies and licenses in advance to just add them to new devices when needed. 
  5. Make sure your current security solution enables purchasing of enough licenses for the increasing number of devices.  

For more detailed information about the offering and its availability please visit Kaspersky business blog and contact Kaspersky or its resellers.

Kaspersky’s free online talks present latest cybersecurity findings - Backend News

Posted: 11 Jun 2020 09:03 AM PDT

Kaspersky is kicking off a series of online talks, created to present knowledge and the latest cybersecurity findings. The first event is set to take place on June 17, 2020.

Hosted by Kaspersky's GReAT (Global Research and Analysis Team), which works on uncovering APTs, cyber-espionage campaigns, major malware, ransomware, and underground cybercriminal trends across the world. The online event is open to all threat intelligence professionals and enthusiasts around the world for free.

Dubbed as "GReAT Ideas. Powered by SAS," this series of talks will provide the inside scoop on the inner workings of GReAT. Inspired by the regular team meet-ups held internally, as well as by the Security Analyst Summit's friendly atmosphere of exchanging knowledge, these events will empower viewers with information about the threat landscape. This includes details on the most recently found threat cases and techniques used in the cybersecurity world, directly from the GReAT experts.


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The events will explore recent and freshly discovered APT cases, insights, custom in-house tools, real-world examples of using threat intelligence, and Kaspersky products along with much more. Each talk will include four 15 to 20-minute presentations on cutting edge tools, current projects, and the most recent APTs discovered by GReAT.

The first "GReAT Ideas. Powered by SAS" will uncover the following topics:

  • Linking attacks to threat actors: case studies
  • Threat hunting with Kaspersky's new malware attribution engine
  • Microcin-2020: GitLab programmers ban, async sockets and the sock
  • The next-generation IoT honeypots

"As we have shifted to a new environment, we felt that there has become a need for support of the cybersecurity community. Before we could connect and exchange knowledge during various offline conferences, and this activity helped many professionals to continuously grow, but this has now become a lot harder. With 'GReAT Ideas' we want to fill the gap and informally connect with researchers, network defenders, and basically everyone in the threat intelligence community, as well as share and discuss insights and findings that could help threat hunters become better cybersecurity professionals," said Costin Raiu, the director of Kaspersky's GReAT.

Learn more about "GReAT Ideas. Powered by SAS" and register for the first online talk here.

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