The Latest Emerging Healthcare Cybersecurity Threat? A Forgotten Function on Your All-In-One Printer

Does anyone even fax anymore? And if they do, aren't they using digital variations like eFax and SmartFax? Or maybe you're still using an all-in-one printer (like my OfficeJet 4650: Print - Fax - Scan - Copy - Web)? If yours is anything like mine, the FAX function is still automatically built in at the factory, and it is this "sweet-spot", your printer's unused fax function, that attackers are targeting. Even with the current IoT boom, printers are often an after thought, if

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

Flashback Friday? Chinese "Hackers" Revert to Old School Methods to Deliver Malware to State Targets

Is social engineering devolving? In weird news of the week, it appears Chinese "hackers" are going old school with their latest scam, and sending CDs (yes, compact discs) loaded with malware to state officials. The ploy is simple, send the CD with a brief note and wait for the recipient to load the CD into their computer (Do computers even still have CD roms??). The CDs are laced with Microsoft Word files that contain script-based malware which will then run when the victims

Looking for an Andriod Fortnite App? DON'T. Any You Find May Be Malicious.

Even if you don't play Fortnite, chances are your teen or niece or neighbor's cousin's son, or someone around you does. And if he, she or they have tried to download the popular game on Android, they may have inadvertently downloaded Malware instead. According to The Hacker News thousands of people are searching for tutorials and download links related to the game, which has broken records with 3.4 million players playing the game at a time (as reported in February 2018), and

Whitelisting Services Leave Macs Open to Malware and Viruses... No, Really!

Back in the day it was assumed that Mac computers were impenetrable to any virus or malicious code because there were few known instances where the systems were penetrated on a large scale (insert sarcastic meme here). However, we now know the real reason Macs were initially less susceptible to viruses and malware is because Mac had such a small percentage of the market share it simply wasn't financially beneficial to create worms and bugs to infect these systems. My how time

Is it Time for AI & Cybersecurity to Work Together?

What is the difference between Artificial Intelligence, Cybersecurity and Machine learning-based threat detection? Wired's Lily Hay Newman explores all three approaches in AI Can Help Cybersecurity—If it Can Fight Through the Hype. We all know the latest buzzword to hit the tech space is Artificial Intelligence. But what is Artificial Intelligence really? And are the companies touting their last latest software as AI, really producing AI? First let's be clear on what AI is, a

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