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Cybersecurity for Hospitals and Healthcare Facilities: A Guide to Detection and Prevention by Luis Ayala

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© Luis Ayala 2016

Luis Ayala, Cybersecurity for Hospitals and Healthcare Facilities, 10.1007/978-1-4842-2155-6_6

6. Detection of Cyber-Attacks

Luis Ayala

(1)Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA

Detecting most incidents requires automated analysis tools, system behavior patterns, and an awareness of what to look for among equipment operators, supervisors, and other hospital staff. Hackers try to hide their activities by stealing large amounts of data during peak hours. They deliberately limit the amount of data they steal at any one-time and use common protocols like HTTP or SSL.1 Hackers also choose a logical pivot point to attack that allows them to spread their malware across the hospital network. The attention of medical equipment operators and the ...

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