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Lock and Code S1Ep17: Journalism’s role in cybersecurity with Alfred Ng and Seth Rosenblatt

Most everything about cybersecurity—the threats, the vulnerabilities, the breaches and the blunders—doesn’t happen in a vacuum. And the public doesn’t learn about those things because threat actors advertise their exploits, or because companies trumpet their lackluster data security practices. No, we often learn about cybersecurity issues because of
Publish At:2020-10-12 13:05 | Read:182 | Comments:0 | Tags:Podcast ai software disinformation fullz house healthcare im

A Recipe for Reducing Medical Device Internet of Things Risk

You may recall this blog post from March 2020. It highlighted the importance of factoring in clinical, organizational, financial and regulatory impact when determining which medical Internet-of-Things (IoMT) security vulnerabilities should be fixed first. Consider this post a part two. Whereas the previous post focused on the fact that IoMT devices are here
Publish At:2020-09-30 12:45 | Read:159 | Comments:0 | Tags:Data Protection Healthcare Healthcare Data Medical Data Risk

Major Duesseldorf hospital infected with ransomware, patient died for consequences

A major hospital in Duesseldorf was hit by a cyber attack, a woman who needed urgent admission died after she had to be hijacked to another city. The news is shocking, German authorities revealed that a cyber attack hit a major hospital in Duesseldorf, the Duesseldorf University Clinic, and a woman who needed urgent admission died after she had to be take
Publish At:2020-09-17 13:08 | Read:199 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Hacking Malware hacking news healt

Covid-19 Exposure Logging: Key Privacy Considerations

Recently, both Apple and Google released new updates for iPhone and Android devices. One feature that was added was “Covid-19 Exposure Logging.” The feature is off (for now), and according to the text that accompanies the app, when turned on, it is set to communicate via Bluetooth to other devices.iPhone Android My initial response was that we are
Publish At:2020-09-03 16:25 | Read:247 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Articles Healthcare Android Apple COVID-19 crowdsou

A week in security (August 17 – 23)

Last week on Malwarebytes Labs, we looked at the impact of COVID-19 on healthcare cybersecurity, dug into some pandemic stats in terms of how workforces coped with going remote, and served up a crash course on malware detection. Our most recent Lock and Code podcast explored the safety of parental monitoring apps. Other cybersecurity news Under lock an
Publish At:2020-08-24 13:03 | Read:494 | Comments:0 | Tags:A week in security Malwarebytes news a week in security awis

What Are the Ways to Respond to an Unintentional HIPAA Violation?

Accidents or mistakes are bound to happen. Even if healthcare providers and business associates are compliant to HIPAA Standards, there is always a possibility of unintentional or accidental disclosure of Protected Health Information (PHI). Accidental disclosure of PHI includes sending an email to the wrong recipient and an employee accidentally viewing a pa
Publish At:2020-08-24 02:27 | Read:340 | Comments:0 | Tags:Healthcare data breach response HIPAA Incident Response and

The impact of COVID-19 on healthcare cybersecurity

As if stress levels in the healthcare industry weren’t high enough due to the COVID-19 pandemic, risks to its already fragile cybersecurity infrastructure are at an all-time high. From increased cyberattacks to exacerbated vulnerabilities to costly human errors, if healthcare cybersecurity wasn’t circling the drain before, COVID-19 sent it into a tails
Publish At:2020-08-18 16:29 | Read:277 | Comments:0 | Tags:Vital infrastructure covid-19 healthcare healthcare cybersec

Safeguarding Health Care Services During COVID-19 With Dr. Saif Abed and Dan Taylor

Health care organizations are coming under increased pressure from COVID-19. At the same time, they’re trying to expand digital services to patients and fend off more cyber threats. In order to gain insight into what health care organizations can do, I interview Dr. Saif Abed with The AbedGraham Group and Dan Taylor, associate partner for health care
Publish At:2020-08-14 14:35 | Read:388 | Comments:0 | Tags:Healthcare Healthcare Industry Healthcare Security

DDoS Attacks Increase in Size, Frequency and Duration

Distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks are increasing in size, frequency and duration. Kaspersky Lab reported a doubling of DDoS attacks in the first quarter of 2020 compared with the fourth quarter of 2019, plus an 80% jump compared with the same quarter last year. Kaspersky also found that DDoS cyberattacks are increasing in duration. Average attack
Publish At:2020-07-30 19:37 | Read:410 | Comments:0 | Tags:Advanced Threats Application Security Cloud Security Data Pr

6 Cloud Security Threats Healthcare Companies May Face – With Solutions

For healthcare organizations that handle a lot of patient data, including very sensitive information, cloud computing is a revolution to data storage. Cloud computing in healthcare lowers data storage costs (compared to the old paper-storage era), enables easy retrieval of patient data and also improves the privacy of patient information. This has inevitably
Publish At:2020-07-15 01:07 | Read:362 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Articles Healthcare Cloud Cyberattacks Data Breache

Von der Leyen said Chinese cyberattacks on EU hospitals cannot be tolerated

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen called out China for launching cyberattacks EU hospitals and health care institutions during the COVID-19 pandemic. European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen publicly linked to China a series of cyber attacks against EU hospitals and health care institutions during the COVID-19 pandemic. von der
Publish At:2020-06-24 07:55 | Read:539 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking Intelligence Security China coronaviru

Why NHS, UK Healthcare Orgs Need to Boost Their Security in Age of COVID-19

All National Health Service (NHS) and social care organisations in the United Kingdom have always been and will always be a target for bad actors. The nature of their business and the sensitive data they hold make these entities appealing to bad actors who know that legacy systems, and/or, not regularly patched systems, such as those employed by healthcare o
Publish At:2020-06-04 04:29 | Read:474 | Comments:0 | Tags:Healthcare data security legacy systems NHS

Contact Tracing: De-mystifying How an App Designed to Track People Can Ensure User Privacy and Security

Many governments in many countries around the world recognise that contact tracing plays a very important part to reduce the spread of the deadly disease, COVID-19. In this article, we take a look at the conventional method of contact tracking and comparing it against how technology helps contact tracing and its pro’s and con’s.Traditional contact tracing is
Publish At:2020-06-02 06:01 | Read:607 | Comments:0 | Tags:Healthcare Contact Tracing COVID-19 data privacy encryption

Take a Bite Out of Sweyn

If you work in the healthcare industry, you may have heard about a family of vulnerabilities called “SweynTooth.” Researchers from Singapore first discovered the vulnerabilities in 2019. After waiting 90 days to announce them, which is part of the responsible disclosure process, they published a technical paper. If you are not familiar with the S
Publish At:2020-05-24 06:18 | Read:568 | Comments:0 | Tags:Application Security Healthcare Security Services Software &

Healthcare sector targeted : what you need to know about the hackers very unusual strategy

Orange Cyberdefense’s Epidemiology Lab has published a report on cyberattacks targeting the healthcare sector. While COVID-19 infections around the world are exploding, cyber threat actors are trying to capitalise on this global health crisis by creating malwares or launching attacks with a COVID-19 theme. Last week, a COVID-19 testing centre was hit by a
Publish At:2020-03-21 04:45 | Read:856 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cyber Crime Hacking Reports COVID-19 healthcare information

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