No one is immune to cyberattacks, including healthcare.
On Friday 12th of May, the world witnssed perhaps one of the most widespread and systematic cyber attacks in recent history. Cyber criminal operators unleashed a ransomware attack aptly named by researchers as 'WannaCry'. The WannaCry Ransomware is a malicious software program that exploits a vulnerability in the Microsoft Windows operating system, allowing it to encrypt data on the user's machine and if configured to do so, on accessible network shares.
WannaCry infected over 70, 000 windows systems in the UK’s National Health Services, with infected hosts taking control of essential operating theatre equipment, along with MRI scanners and blood refrigerators and according the security experts, this ransomware attack is only the tip of the iceberg.
Join us at this webinar as cybersecurity advisor, John Ellis, sheds light on the WannaCry ransomware, and lessons that healthcare IT professionals can learn to address these vulnerabilities.
Understand the WannaCry ransomware situation
Lessons that healthcare IT professionals can learn to address these vulnerabilities
About the Speaker:
John is an experienced information security professional with more than 20 years of IT security strategy and technology solutions experience. He has spent the last ten years in Asia.
John has held senior technology positions in Standard Chartered Bank, Barclays Capital and Telstra, from where he developed a deep insight into the complex cyber security challenges that face today's digitally connected business.
John’s strong commercial acumen allows him to quickly build rapport with business executives, translating their IT and business challenges into easily understood and sensible strategies for technology investment to improve their security posture.
From New Zealand, John has worked in Australia and now Singapore, where he has been based since 2006. John has taken the opportunity to learn conversational Mandarin, and is continuing to improve his understanding of Asian culture.
John holds industry certifications (SANS, TOGAF, CISSP, CISM, CISA, ITIL) and is an active member of industry interest groups in Singapore and Australia.