The attack sounds ripped from an episode of TV show "24": Hackers have infiltrated a government network, and they're days away from unleashing ransomware. Unfortunately for Florence, a city in Alabama, no one saved the day, and officials are sending $300,000 in bitcoins to attackers for a decryption key.
Surveillance researchers at Citizen Lab have tied thousands of "Dark Basin" corporate espionage phishing attacks to a small Indian cybersecurity firm called BellTroX InfoTech Services. It's led by Sumit Gupta, who was indicted by the U.S. in 2015 for criminal hacking on behalf of private investigators.
How have the cybersecurity challenges facing healthcare organizations changed during the COVID-19 pandemic? And how are organizations responding? Information Security Media Group's Healthcare Cybersecurity Virtual Summit, to be held on June 9 and replayed June 10 and 11, will provide insights.
The American Medical Association has issued a set of privacy principles for health data that it hopes Congress and regulators will keep in mind as they prepare legislation and regulations. In an interview, AMA Board Chair Jesse Ehrenfeld, M.D., describes the recommendations.
Many healthcare providers are challenged to protect a vast attack surface and hunt for threats with very limited resources. Especially during trying times, ensuring consistent operation across networked medical devices and the security of protected health information is critical. Cyber threats affecting healthcare...
A shareholder has filed a lawsuit against LabCorp and 12 of its executives and directors - including the medical testing company's CIO - over two data breaches, including the 2019 breach of one of its vendors, American Medical Collection Agency, which affected millions of patients.
The average ransom paid by victims to ransomware attackers reached $111,605 in the first quarter of this year, up 33% from the previous quarter, reports ransomware incident response firm Coveware, which sees the Sodinokibi, Ryuk and Phobos malware families continuing to dominate.
Many governments are pursuing contact-tracing apps to combat COVID-19, but such projects risk subjecting populations to invasive, long-term surveillance - as well as insufficient adoption - unless they take an open, transparent and as decentralized approach, says cybersecurity expert Alan Woodward.
Delivering healthcare is a multifaceted process that requires mental and physical support for patients as well as their families. That's why digitally and physically transforming the security experience for patients and visitors is a critical part of the total patient care equation.
In spite of this, many...
Digitally and physically transforming the security experience for patients and visitors is a critical part of the total patient care equation.
In spite of this, many organizations continue to handle their physical identity and access management through manual processes with data housed in disparate physical...
Connected medical devices are now an integral part of modern healthcare - from pacemakers and insulin pumps to wearable monitoring devices. However, persistent and unmitigated vulnerabilities in the medical device hardware, networks and applications are putting intellectual property, personal data and patient safety...
COVID-19: Modern society has never seen anything like it, and neither have financial markets. Venture capitalist Alberto Yépez analyzes the impact of the disease caused by the new coronavirus on public and private companies' valuations, as well as technology buyers and the threat environment.
The process of constructing a holistic policy-based identity management solution can be difficult and overly complex, especially in the sensitive hospital environment with myriad identities. However, an integrated identity ecosystem provides a unified view across both cyber and physical security system; improving the...
RSA 2020 touched on a number of topics, including the security of elections and supply chains, plus AI, zero trust and frameworks, among many others. But from sessions on cryptography, to this year's lower attendance, to the antibacterial dispensers dotted around venues, concerns over COVID-19 also dominated.