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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:231 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cyber Crime Hacking Reports COVID-19 healthcare information

Safeguarding Healthcare for the Future With Zero Trust Security

In 2019, we saw a record number of information security breaches. According to the IBM X-Force Threat Intelligence Index 2020, a total of 8.5 billion records were compromised — three times the number from 2018. The healthcare industry saw its fair share of attacks and was the 10th-most targeted industry, accounting for 3 percent of all attacks last year. Th
Publish At:2020-03-11 08:47 | Read:367 | Comments:0 | Tags:Healthcare Identity & Access Access Management Advanced Pers

Beyond IT: Assessing the Human Impact of Healthcare Cybersecurity

Healthcare cybersecurity attacks are on the rise. As Protenus notes, industry data breaches increased by 48 percent between 2018 and 2019, with more than 41 million patient records compromised. Meanwhile, according to the 2019 HIMSS Cybersecurity Survey, 82 percent of hospitals said they suffered a “significant security incident” in the past 12 m
Publish At:2020-03-09 11:15 | Read:232 | Comments:0 | Tags:Healthcare Risk Management Artificial Intelligence (AI) Cybe

Modernizing Threat Management for the Evolving Attack Surfaces of OT, IoT and IoMT

The traditional threat landscape comprised of conventional IT assets is difficult enough to protect, detect and respond to, but the landscape seems to be quickly expanding beyond traditional IT. Those new domains are operational technology (OT), the internet of things (IoT) and the internet of medical things (IoMT). Devices from non-traditional IT environmen
Publish At:2020-03-04 13:39 | Read:298 | Comments:0 | Tags:Endpoint Energy & Utility Healthcare Threat Intelligence NIS

Measuring Security Risk in a Medical IoT World

The medical internet of things (IoT) is no longer a futuristic concept. It is here today, and it includes devices you may have never considered a part of the patient care ecosystem, such as elevators, beds, exit signs and clocks. Between those operational technologies and the devices the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has already deemed critical, th
Publish At:2020-03-04 09:51 | Read:237 | Comments:0 | Tags:Endpoint Healthcare Risk Management Security Services IoT Co

The NHS has suffered only six ransomware attacks since the WannaCry worm, investigation reveals

An investigation claims that the UK’s National Health Service, which was hit hard by the notorious WannaCry worm in 2017, has seen a marked fall in ransomware attacks since.A report published by Comparitech, based upon Freedom of Information requests, reveals the somewhat surprising news that since WannaCry there have only been six recorded ransomware
Publish At:2020-02-09 10:21 | Read:242 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Articles Healthcare IT Security and Data Protection

Helping Healthcare Organizations Mature their Cybersecurity Practices

Cyberattacks in the healthcare industry show no signs of abating. In 2018, digital criminals breached 15 million healthcare records. Alarmingly, in the first half of 2019 alone, 32 million healthcare records were compromised as a result of multiple security incidents. Among those was the American Medical Collection Agency (AMCA) breach, an event which affect
Publish At:2020-02-09 10:21 | Read:237 | Comments:0 | Tags:Healthcare HITRUST

Would ‘Medicare for All’ help secure health data?

DISCLAIMER: This post is not partisan, but rather focuses on risk assessment based on history and what threats we are facing in the future. We do not endorse any healthcare plan style in any way, outside of examining its data security risk. For many folks, the term ‘Healthcare for All’ brings up an array of emotions ranging from concern to happiness, and
Publish At:2019-11-26 21:50 | Read:1220 | Comments:0 | Tags:Government Privacy Security world adam kujawa AMCA American

Labs report finds cyberthreats against healthcare increasing while security circles the drain

The team at Malwarebytes Labs is at it again, this time with a special edition of our quarterly CTNT report—Cybercrime tactics and techniques: the 2019 state of healthcare. Over the last year, we gathered global data from our product telemetry, honeypots, threat intelligence, and research efforts, focusing on the top threat categories and families that plagu
Publish At:2019-11-13 09:50 | Read:512 | Comments:0 | Tags:Reports APIs biotech EHR electronic health record emotet hea

Phishing Attack Possibly Affected 68K Patients of The Methodist Hospitals

The Methodist Hospitals, Inc. revealed that a phishing attack potentially affected the information of approximately 68,000 patients.According to its Notice of Data Incident, the non-profit healthcare system located in Gary, Indiana detected unusual activity involving an employee’s email account back in June 2019. The Methodist Hospitals (‘Methodi
Publish At:2019-10-18 10:10 | Read:555 | Comments:0 | Tags:IT Security and Data Protection Latest Security News email H

How to Cut Healthcare Cyber Incidents by 80 Percent

<p>Healthcare data breaches are among the most costly of any industry, and phishing attacks&nbsp;are the number one cause.&nbsp;</p> <p>Security technologies, while essential, are not enough to mitigate the threat posed by phishing. Over 90 percent of data breaches contain a phishing component, and the average cost to remediate a
Publish At:2019-09-19 22:40 | Read:533 | Comments:0 | Tags:security awareness training Healthcare

Hackers can remotely access Smiths Medical Syringe Infusion Pumps to kill patients

The US-CERT is warning of hackers can remotely access Smiths Medical Syringe Infusion Pumps to control them and kill patients. IoT devices continue to enlarge our surface of attack, and in some cases, their lack of security can put our lives in danger. Let’s thinks for example of medical devices that could be hacked by attackers with serious consequenc
Publish At:2017-09-11 20:31 | Read:3484 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking Security healthcare IoT medical device

Defray Ransomware used in targeted attacks on Education and Healthcare verticals

Researchers at Proofpoint spotted Defray Ransomware, a new ransomware used in a targeted campaign against education and healthcare organizations. Earlier this month, researchers at Proofpoint spotted a targeted ransomware campaign against education and healthcare organizations. The ransomware used in the campaign was dubbed Defray, based on the command and c
Publish At:2017-08-27 04:05 | Read:2760 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Malware Cybercrime Defray Ransomwa

Insecure Medical devices are enlarging surface of attacks for organizations

A study conducted by the Ponemon Institute shows insecure Medical devices are enlarging the surface of attacks for organizations. A study conducted by the Ponemon Institute, based on a survey of 550 individuals, shows that manufacturers and healthcare delivery organizations (HDO) are concerned about cyber attacks on medical devices. 67 percent of medical dev
Publish At:2017-05-27 21:55 | Read:3729 | Comments:781 | Tags:Breaking News Reports Security critical infrastructure Hacki

Medical Devices infected by WannaCry Ransomware in US hospitals

According to Forbes, the dreaded WannaCry ransomware has infected medical devices in at least two hospitals in the United States. WannaCry infected 200,000 computers across 150 countries in a matter of hours last week, it took advantage of a tool named “Eternal Blue”, originally created by the NSA, which exploited a vulnerability present inside the earlier v
Publish At:2017-05-21 18:30 | Read:3430 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Malware critical infrastructure Hacking health

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