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Palo Alto Networks to protect healthcare devices with Medical IoT Security
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CIISec and DCMS collaborate to fund cybersecurity qualifications for A-Level students nationwide
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Palo Alto Networks to protect healthcare devices with Medical IoT Security

alo Alto Networks has announced Medical IoT

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Security – one of the most comprehensive Zero Trust security solutions for medical devices – enabling healthcare organisations to deploy and manage new connected technologies quickly and securely . Zero Trust is a strategic approach to cybersecurity that secures an organisation by eliminating implicit trust by continuously verifying every user and device .
“ The proliferation of connected medical devices in the healthcare industry brings a wealth of benefits , but these devices are often not well secured . For example , according to Unit 42 , an alarming 75 % of smart infusion pumps examined on the networks of hospitals and healthcare organisations had known security gaps ,” said Anand Oswal , Senior Vice President of Products , Network Security at Palo Alto Networks . “ This makes security devices an attractive target for cyberattackers , potentially exposing patient data and ultimately putting patients at risk .”
While a Zero Trust approach is critical to help protect medical devices against today ’ s innovative cyberthreats , it can be hard to implement in practice . Through automated device discovery , contextual segmentation , least privilege policy recommendations and one-click enforcement of policies , Palo Alto Networks Medical IoT Security delivers a Zero Trust approach in a seamless , simplified manner . Medical IoT Security also provides best-in-class threat protection through seamless integration with Palo Alto Networks ’ cloud-delivered security services , such as Advanced Threat Prevention and Advanced URL Filtering .

CIISec and DCMS collaborate to fund cybersecurity qualifications for A-Level students nationwide

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Information Security ( CIISec ) and the Department for Digital , Culture , Media and Sport ( DCMS ) are collaborating to give 300 students across the UK the best possible opportunity to kick-start their careers in cybersecurity .
CIISec ’ s Cyber Extended Project Qualification ( CyberEPQ ), supported by
DCMS , will open students ’ access not only to skills and qualifications but to the full support of a professional body and an extensive community of students , academics and security professionals .
Open to students in years 12 and 13 across 10 English mayoral authorities , the CyberEPQ places will help individuals begin and progress their security careers , from apprenticeship to university to full employment , while bringing new and diverse talent into the industry .
“ We want to build diversity in the industry and attracting students considering their future careers is an excellent way to do it ,” said Amanda Finch , CEO , CIISec . “ Cyber is changing . There are more roles , demanding more varied skills than ever before : from technical knowledge to problem-solving to people skills .
“ At the same time , the threats we all face are constantly changing and evolving . Against this backdrop we need people from different backgrounds , with different experiences and outlooks , to address every challenge the industry faces . With these places , we are looking forward to welcoming new applicants on their first steps to what has always been an interesting , challenging and above all rewarding career .” u www . intelligentciso . com
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