Cybersecurity

Healthcare Organizations Can Use Technology, Strategy to Mitigate Ransomware Attacks

Stay ahead of growing ransomware threats by implementing a well-planned, layered strategy.Technology and security professionals throughout the healthcare industry know all too well the disruptive power of ransomware. The WannaCry ransomware worm made headlines in May for locking down IT systems at many organizations around the world, most notably hospitals and other healthcare institutions belonging

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Ransomware and electronic records access, healthcare’s biggest threats

Implement system back-ups and conduct realistic exercises in order to stay prepared, experts say.Of the varied threats facing healthcare provider organizations today, both external and internal, what rises to the top? Some cybersecurity experts have solid opinions on that.When it comes to external threats, ransomware is the most urgent said Mike Fumai, COO at AppGuard,

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As hackers become more destructive, security needs an all-hands approach

Cybercriminals are capable of shutting down governments and electrical grids, highlighting whats to come for the healthcare industry, according to MIT professor.BOSTON — While healthcare organizations proved to be the most promising target for hackers in 2016, with 88 percent of attacks on the industry, this year has become more democratized, according to Stuart Madnick,

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HHS CISO: 3 things hospitals should do right now to strengthen cybersecurity

BOSTON Health and Human Services chief information security officer Christopher Wlasich said there are three steps that hospitals should be taking today to bolster their security posture: join forces, treat your patching report like your profit-and-loss report and, at the very least, consider multifactor authentication.If you have the ability, then jump into the NH-ISAC, Wlasich

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Data hack at Childrens Hospital may have affected more than 3,000 families

A Childrens Hospital Colorado forensic investigation determined the potentially compromised emails contained names, addresses, dates of birth and phone numbers of patients.Hackers may have gained access to the personal data of more than 3,000 patient families at Childrens Hospital Colorado, the hospital in Aurora announced Friday.The hospital said a staff members email account may have

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Equifax Breach: 8 Takeaways

After Equifax on Thursday warned that 143 million consumers’ personal details may have been stolen by hackers, criticism of the consumer credit reporting agency – and data broker – has been swift.See Also: IoT is Happening Now: Are You Prepared?Many security experts are asking how attackers were able to exploit the “website application vulnerability” cited

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Is US Global Cybersecurity Leadership in Jeopardy?

Leading the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report: Observations about America’s standing as a global cybersecurity leader from Christopher Painter, who until earlier this summer served as the United States top cyber diplomat.In the Security Report (click on player to listen), you’ll also hear:ISMG Security and Technology Editor Jeremy Kirk report on the potential

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