Cybersecurity

5 steps to prepare for a cyber-attack

“Being prepared is preventive medicine.” Putting this principle in practice can help you stay calm and composed even during times of crisis, such as a cyber emergency. Cyberattacks have become more common and pernicious. It would be wise for healthcare organisations to prepare for one in advance so they arent scrambling last minute and make

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FDA to include cybersecurity bill of materials in medical device premarket guidance

As part of a series of announcements around medical device cybersecurity, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., said the agency plans to update premarket guidance in the coming weeks to recommend that manufacturers include a cybersecurity “bill of materials.” The agency also issued a new “playbook” for health systems responding to an attack.

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FDA Reveals Steps to Bolster Medical Device Cybersecurity

In a statement Monday, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., says the efforts are aimed at addressing growing cybersecurity threats and potential related patient safety worries for network-connected medical devices.”As the number of cyberattacks has increased, we’ve heard concerns about the potential for cybercriminals to attack patient medical devices,” Gottlieb says.Cybersecurity researchers continue to identify device

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50 Million Facebook Accounts Breached

“Attackers exploited a vulnerability in Facebook’s code that impacted ‘View As,’ a feature that lets people see what their own profile looks like to someone else,” Facebook says in a statement posted Friday. “This allowed them to steal Facebook access tokens, which they could then use to take over people’s accounts. Access tokens are the

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Facebook Submits GDPR Breach Notification to Irish Watchdog

Whoever breached Facebook was able to exploit, in part, a privacy feature on the site. Facebook, however, says it’s still investigating whether this attack was targeted. It’s unclear too how many third-party services that allow single sign-on via Facebook may also have been breached.”We’ve notified the Irish Data Protection Commission in accordance with our obligations

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