Cybersecurity

What to look for when hiring healthcare cybersecurity pros

Cybersecurity is not computer science or computer engineering, it is a business discipline that requires people from all backgrounds and majors.Healthcare has special challenges securing information and devices. The consequences of a successful hack can be, at their worst, extreme results on peoples health and well-being. Medical records are worth more on the black market

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Hackers are ransoming 26,000 unsecured MongoDB databases, security researchers find

Three hacking groups are once again targeting MongoDB databases, hijacking 26,000 open servers and asking for a ransom to release the data, according to security researcher Victor Gevers, chairman of the GDI Foundation.One of the hacking groups hijacked 22,000. And all groups are demanding about $650 to restore the data.The initial attacks were first discovered

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5 Takeaways from the 2017 HIMSS Cybersecurity Survey

The 2017 HIMSS Cybersecurity Survey resulted in many positive findings about healthcare cybersecurity. Healthcare providers that contributed to our survey told us that healthcare cybersecurity is indeed a priority and that proactive measures, such as penetration testing, are taking place. Specifically, points of concern include ownership of data (53%), lack of cybersecurity (53%), insider threat

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