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5 Boldest Statements From Check Point CEO Gil Shwed At CPX 360

Check Point CEO Gil Shwed took center stage at CPX 360 to discuss how the company plans to separate security delivery and security services, why detection should never be prioritized over prevention, and which area of cybersecurity is most often overlooked.

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5. ‘I think healthcare is an industry that's way under-protected’

Healthcare is one of the most complicated environments to operate in from a cybersecurity perspective, Shwed said, with dozens of different types of machines in each hospital as well as very old software that nobody can touch or path. Shwed said security in the healthcare arena has to be structured differently since healthcare organizations operate in an open environment that's accessible to the public.

Yet at the same time, Shwed said the financial services industry has invested a huge amount into cybersecurity technologies even though their infrastructure is very simple. Financial institutions have to grapple with many applications and users, Shwed said, but benefit immensely from only having to secure a single type of machine and server, as well as operating in a closed environment.

"Cybersecurity remains something that we all need to worry about," Shwed said.

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