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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:86 | 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:156 | 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:239 | 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:186 | 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:312 | 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:276 | 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:523 | 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:892 | 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:866 | 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:654 | 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:900 | 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:506 | 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:528 | 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:1751 | 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:767 | Comments:0 | Tags:Reports APIs biotech EHR electronic health record emotet hea

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