Healthcare is Going Mobile - And So Are the Threats to Your Hospital and Patients

By now the move to all-mobile-everything seems almost inevitable, but what does that mean for your security strategy? Malware, Ransomware and Phishing attacks continue to target and plague hospitals, often at a rate two times higher than other sectors. Despite this disturbing trend however, studies show over the last several years, organizations are become more active in defending their patients and infrastructure from cyber threats. According to a recent HIMSS Cybersecurity

Cyber Criminals are Costing Your Bank $18 Million... PER ATTACK. Is it time to play offense?

Cyberattacks cost targeted firms in the financial sector an average $18 million per incident, $6 million more than similar attacks in other sectors. Additionally, financial institutions also fall victim to cyberattacks 300 times more often than businesses in other industries, a rate that has tripled over the last five years. While the typical American business is attacked 4 million times per year, the typical American financial services firm is attacked a staggering 1 billion

Protect your Patients... Protect Your Hospital: Best Practices for Avoiding Cyber Pitfalls

Over the last decade the healthcare industry has become a leading target for hackers and bad actors. The amount of information stored in patient records is a literal goldmine for thieves who are looking to commit fraud or extort ransoms, and these targeted attacks are only increasing. So what can you do to keep your patients, hospital, and employees safe? 1. It's not enough to just "talk" cybersecurity: According to a study by HIMSS Analytics and Symantec, 82% of the healthc

Hacking Medical Devices? It's not just for Hollywood anymore. How IoT is shaping the medical sector.

Data breaches in the medical sector cost the industry an average of 6 billion dollars per year, and as technology continues to evolve exponentially, the Internet of Things (IoT) will only increase opportunities for potential hackers and data breaches to exploit the sector. As we reported previously, the Orangeworm virus is the first wide-known deliberate attack on medical devices. The entire reasoning behind the launch of Orangeworm is still unknown, however, the virus does g

Data Breaches are on the Rise in the Medical Industry. Are Your Patients Protected?

Of the 1,579 data breaches reported and/or discovered last year, 27% targeted the healthcare industry. Why is the sector such a large target? Monetary value of course: According to Reuters, personal medical information is 10 times more valuable on the black market than credit card information. Medical fraud, which is only increasing due to the rise in medical data breaches, costs victims an average of $13,500 per incident and can often go unnoticed for months, if not longer.

Shoe & Athleisure Giant Adidas Discloses Major Security Breach

Adidas announced today they have alerted millions of customers that their private data may now be in the hands of hackers, after a possible security breach on their US-based website. Preliminary investigations show the loss includes contact information, user names and passwords, however, the company does not believe any financial or credit card information of customers were impacted. This breach comes just days after a phishing scam targeting World Cup enthusiasts, promised s

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