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

Tracking Badges, Phishing Scams and Russian Hackers: The latest in World Cup 2018 Cybersecurity News

Special Note: As the World Cup continues, we will update this post with any relevant information on cybersecurity incidents and news. Original Publication Date: 6/13/2018 July 3: Badge of honor or Tracking Device? Fan IDs have become the piece of fan memorabilia for over 1.6 Million World Cup attendees. The badge is roughly the size of a standard conference badge and includes each attendees name and credentials. In addition to entry into the games, the badge gives attendees a

WannaCry Back in Action with New Phishing Campaign... Or is it?

A new phishing campaign, looking to terrify its potential victims, is posing as WannaCry and falsely claiming it will infect PCs with its namesake ransomware unless the user pays a hefty bitcoin ransom. Further digging however, shows the scam is a fraud, playing on the fears of those who happen to find a copy of this email in their inbox. The message claims that all files on their system, no matter the platform (IOS, Windows, Linux, Android or macOs) will be permanently delet

Use WhatsApp? You Might Need to Check Your Bank Account

"Adidas is offering 2,500 pairs of shoes to celebrate its 69th anniversary" is how the ad reads, but when it sounds too good to be true, it usually is. This phishing scam, which is currently active and targeting mobile users in the United States, Norway, the Netherlands, Nigeria and Sweden, amongst others, with experts predicting attacks on the UK and Ireland to be forthcoming. The attack itself is simple and straight-forward enough: Once the linked is clicked, the website ru

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

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