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US Cybersecurity Firms Partner to Protect Healthcare

CynergisTek and Awake Security announced yesterday that they are pooling resources to develop an online threat assessment program that healthcare organizations can use to identify attacker activity.

Ben Denkers, CynergisTek SVP of security and privacy services, said the partnership was conceived after the outbreak of COVID-19 changed the medical world’s working practices.

“As America’s hospitals scrambled to respond to the pandemic, the entire threat landscape and the associated attack surface completely changed, placing America’s hospitals squarely in the crosshairs for adversarial activity,” said Denkers.

“New vulnerabilities from telemedicine combined with an increased network footprint due to work-from-home employees means we have a perfect storm for increased cyber-attacks.”


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