With healthcare organizations increasingly being targeted by ransomware, they need as many weapons in their cybersecurity arsenal as possible to combat the file-encrypting malware. A new tool is attempting to turn the tables on hackers.

Valuable medical data is the prize for cyber criminals, but a just-released tool from TrapX Security is designed to deceive attackers and lure them away from an organization’s critical assets. Using this “bait and switch” approach, the so-called deception technology foils ransomware by having it encrypt decoy data, while protecting the organization’s real files.

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