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

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

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.

Aultman Health falls victim to phishing scheme in February, exposing records of 42,000 patients

The attack may have exposed and compromised the patient records of over 42,000 in the foundation's occupational medicine division, hospital and 25 physician practices. In addition to medical histories, patient demographics and test results, driver's license and social security numbers of some patients were also compromised. While it took over a month to detect the breach, once discovered, Altman officials reset passwords of compromised accounts, while increasing the length an

Orangeworm Continues to Target the Medical Industry

Orangeworm has struck again, this time targeting the computers that operate MRI, X-Ray and other medical devices and machines. These attacks aren’t destructive or malicious however, rather the hackers are accessing the devices in order to learn more about them as part of an ongoing corporate espionage operation. The attack appears to be targeting/gathering information on how these types of machines work, and have also shown interest in "machines used to assist patients in com

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