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5 Steps That Healthcare Information Security Teams Can Take To Protect IoT Devices

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While there are many avenues cybercriminals can take to get into private networks, inadequate security is making the Internet of Things devices ripe targets. Portnox’s CEO and Co-Founder Ofer Amitai shares 5 tips to protect IoT devices and prevent hackers from gaining access that healthcare information security teams should adopt today. Published in Healthcare IT News.

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Why the iOS 11 update is a good opportunity to review BYOD security policies

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One of the main pillars of digital transformation is the use of mobile devices for business needs, yet this exposes organizations to digital risk. Portnox’s VP R&D Juda Thitron shares his insights on the new iOS 11 and the security risks it brings – putting users at risk for open connection attacks, and why this update is a good opportunity to review BYOD security policies, including threat detection for all endpoints, in order to confront this challenge and to be able to regain control and visibility. Published in Information Age.

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Network Security Threats Facing Connected Autonomous Vehicles

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How can car manufacturers safely drive their networks? Portnox’s CEO and Co-Founder Ofer Amitai shares his insights on how smart, connected and autonomous vehicles, which are essentially Mobile IoT devices, that hold great promise, on one hand, pose significant security threats on the other hand, not only to information but also to physical people and why the thought of this makes him want to get back in the back seat of his father’s old Ford. He explains why protecting cars against these ever-evolving threats must be an on-going and active pursuit. Published in IoT Agenda.

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How Can Healthcare Organizations Make The Shift To IoT And Cloud While Keeping Their Networks Secure

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IoT and cloud computing technologies have real value for healthcare, one of society’s most vital industries. Yet many healthcare organizations are still struggling to embrace these technological innovations. Portnox’s CEO and Co-Founder Ofer Amitai explains why with enough planning and visibility into the hospital network, IoT and cloud can be embraced with open arms by the IT security community, and provides ways healthcare organizations can control their exposure to risks from IoT devices using existing solutions in their data center. Published in Healthcare Business & Technology.

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How New Students and Devices Can Create Network Security Threats

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The new academic year is upon us and with it comes a number of concerns for IT professionals tasked with securing the network and its various endpoints. Portnox’s CEO and Co-Founder Ofer Amitai shares his insights on what are the ways to deal with the endpoint challenge on college campuses that will give IT departments peace of mind and how changes in onboarding and guest access policies can reduce risks and improve network visibility and control. Published in EdScoop.

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Cybersecurity Training May Have Been The Only Way To Stop Money Transfer Attacks

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Portnox CEO and co-founder Ofer Amitai shares his insights on cybersecurity challenges with TMCNET CEO Rich Tehrani . In the article, Ofer discusses the increase in attacks targeting money-transfer, and explains why companies can and should be doing more to protect themselves, like  training their teams. Cybersecurity training may have been the only way to stop these money transfer attacks.

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Make Sure Your Network Security Doesn’t Get a Break This Summer Vacation

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How can companies prepare for network security risks faced by employees traveling this summer?  Portnox CEO and co-founder Ofer Amitai shares his insights on how, with secure on and off-boarding systems in place, as well as complete visibility into network endpoints, IT teams can peacefully take their own summer vacations knowing that endpoints are patched, vulnerabilities are taken care of, and that their network is secure – no matter the device, location or timing to effectively answer these risks. Don’t let summer holidays scorch network security.

Published in Information Age.

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Portnox CEO Debunks Some Of The Most Common Cloud Security Myths

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A number of myths about cloud security are spreading though the information security industry. These are circulating that fail to do justice to the business and security benefits inherent in deploying cloud security solutions. Portnox’s CEO and Co-Founder Ofer Amitai debunks some of these top cloud security myths, explains why an outdated IT stack exposes your organization to emerging digital business risks and how cloud solutions appear to be more secure than legacy, on premise solution Published in ITProPortal.

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Two security researchers reveal at Black Hat how easy it is to hack a drive-thru car wash

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Who would have thought five years ago that car washes could be Internet connected or that the simple act of going to a car wash could possibly be a life-threatening activity?

Portnox’s CEO and Co-Founder Ofer Amitai explains why it has never been more important to achieve full visibility, control and awareness of IoT devices, along with the ability to analyze their operating systems and the areas of the network they access, referring in the article to the recent research at the Black Hat conference by two security researchers who claim how easy it is to hack a widely used car wash machine.

Published in Internet of Things Institute.

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