Monday, January 4, 2021

Beers with Talos Ep. #98: Why ransomware actors are (and aren’t) targeting health care

Beers with Talos (BWT) Podcast episode No. 98 is now available. Download this episode and subscribe to Beers with Talos:

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By Mitch Neff.

Recorded early November 2020.

This is an episode we recorded in early November but got pushed back in the end of year shuffle to make production schedules work. We’re happy to put this one out now with somewhat belated takes on (somewhat recent) health care ransomware attacks. We discuss a few key questions that are rather evergreen. Why is health care targeted in this way (and other verticals for that matter)? What defines a “high value” target to a ransomware actor? How can targeted entities better defend themselves?

 The timeline:

  • 01:30 — Roundtable: Feel that end-of-year burn...
  • 07:20 — Ransomware heating up in health care and government organizations
  • 11:40 — How actors see potential targets
  • 16:30 — Defense for health care organizations
  • 22:00 — Closing thoughts, parting shots
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Featuring: Craig Williams (@Security_Craig) and Matt Olney (@kpyke)
Hosted by Mitch Neff (@MitchNeff)

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