Cynet Offers Free Ransomware Protection to UK-based Healthcare Institutions
Following the weekend’s global WannaCry ransomware attacks, Cynet is offering a free license to its
advanced detection, protection and response platform, including comprehensive ransomware
protection, to hospitals, HMOs and other healthcare organizations in the United Kingdom.
TEL AVIV, ISRAEL — Monday, May 15, 2017
Cynet, pioneers of the advanced threat detection and response platform,
announced today that it will be providing a free license to the Cynet 360 platform, including
comprehensive ransomware protection, to any UK-based healthcare organization that requests
assistance. The Cynet 360 platform and ransomware protection solution is geared towards
organizations of at least 250 endpoints, and up to tens of thousands of endpoints.
NHS healthcare facilities in the UK were effectively crippled by Friday’s attacks, whose fallout
continues to be seen, especially as organizations brace for hackers’ expected second version of
the WannaCry ransomware – one that is said not to contain the ‘kill switch’ which allowed for
the neutralization of the original ransomware worm.
Hospitals, pharmacies and doctors’ offices that were attacked are dealing with the
consequences, as those that were not attacked scramble to install Microsoft patch MS 17-010,
which was put out in March.
The rapidly spreading ransomware, also known as WanaCrypt0r 2.0, WCry, and WannaCry,
among other names, was spotted in the wild by Cynet security researchers early Friday.
“We work closely with healthcare organizations throughout the world and realize the
immeasurable cost – both in human hardship and financial damage – that this ransomware can
cause,” said Cynet CEO Eyal Gruner. “We hope that organizations will take us up on this offer.
We believe the fight to secure the cybersphere is part cooperation, part education, and part
advanced technology – and we would like to share what we can in all of those.”
Cynet’s 24/7 CyOps team of security researchers continues to closely monitor developments of
the ransomware, and organizations that have implemented the Cynet 360 platform have not
been compromised by WannaCry.
The Cynet 360 platform ensures that an organization stays immune from attack without the
need for updates, signatures, IOCs or modifications of any kind
In addition to comprehensive ransomware protection, healthcare organizations utilizing the
free license will have complimentary access to all the capabilities of the Cynet 360 platform
including Endpoint Detection & Response, User & Entity Behavior Analytics, Network Analytics,
Incident Response, Threat Intelligence, Forensics, Deception and more.