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Advanced Penetration Testing for Safe Healthcare Systems

Advanced penetration testing is performing assessments against known or unknown applications, systems, and networks that are fully patched and hardened.

In this case, network and software-based intrusion detection and prevention systems are put in place. With the recent pandemic, the healthcare industry is facing a large array of challenges, including those that cyber criminals pose.

The World Health Organization (WHO), the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and a large coronavirus testing facility in the Czech Republic were all successfully attacked in recent weeks. Ever ruthless, cybercriminals are viewing the current grave situation as a golden opportunity to target the healthcare industry.

For a brief look at what a cyber-attack can do to a healthcare system, watch this video: What does advanced penetration testing involve?

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Since healthcare systems are hubs of data, we will use three advanced penetration techniques to exploit vulnerabilities in this system. 1. Wireshark

First, we will use a packet sniffing tool known as Wireshark. What Wireshark will do is that it will provide us with all the data traffic passing through this healthcare network.

As long as we are connected to the network, Wireshark gives us the ability to eavesdrop on all […]

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