PFU Appliance Reduces the Risks of BYOD

May 2, 2015
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iNetSec Smart Finder is an important tool in the ongoing battle against against healthcare-related cybercrime.


Carmine Clementelli, Marketing and Sales Manager of PFU Systems (a Fujitsu company) joined Pat Salber (@docweighsin) at HIMSS15 in Chicago to talk about their iNetSec Smart Finder appliance. This appliance helps healthcare system reduce the risks associated with personnel using their own devices at work, a phenomenon known as BYOD (bring your own device).  BYOD is popular with staff because they don’t have to switch between devices during the course of the day.

The Smart Finder scans the healthcare system’s network and discovers all of the active devices – both wired and wireless, both personal and company. Once the company’s cybersecurity staff knows who is on the network, they can allow or prohibit access for certain OS types or certain device types.  They can also block access to the whole network or to specific sub-networks.

For healthcare organizations, the worst case scenario is an Advanced Persistent Threat (APT). Unfortunately, they are becoming very common. The cybercriminal that is targeting the organization makes a customized malware and sends it to targeted devices through a phishing email or another method, like a USB memory stick. In that way, the malware gets on to one or more devices that are being used on the network. It can then spread, and communicate with a central command and control server. This can result in your sensitive data and records leaving the perimeter without you knowing it. The Smart Finder is able to identify the devices that have been infected and shut them down, thus blocking the attack before the data is leaves the perimeter.

iNetSec Smart Finder is an important tool in the ongoing battle against against healthcare-related cybercrime.

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