The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report assesses the legacy of WannaCry ransomware two years on. Also featured: the evolving role of healthcare CISOs; threat mitigation recommendations based on the 2019 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report.
Federal regulators have smacked a cloud-based electronics health records vendor with a $100,000 HIPAA settlement in the wake of a 2015 cyberattack that affected millions of individuals. What's the focus of the enforcement action?
Google is notifying administrators and users of its business-oriented G Suite product that the company had been storing unhashed passwords for years because of a flaw in the platform. The company believes no customer data was leaked and that all passwords remained encrypted.
A misconfigured IT setting has landed a Puerto Rico-based clearinghouse and cloud software services vendor at the top of federal regulators' list of largest health data breaches so far this year. Why do these types of mistakes keep happening?
C-level executives are 12 times more likely to be the target of social incidents and nine times more likely to be the target of social breaches. This is among the key findings of the latest Verizon's Data Breach Investigations Report. Author John Grim shares insight.
Several recently reported breaches involving ransomware attacks in which organizations recovered without paying a ransom to extortionists offer a glimmer of hope that healthcare entities are getting better prepared to deal with such incidents.
U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed a long-expected executive order that bans the purchase of telecommunication equipment from nations deemed to pose a spying risk. Also, Huawei was banned by the Commerce Department from buying U.S. components without obtaining a license first.
European privacy authorities have received nearly 65,000 data breach notifications since the EU's General Data Protection Regulation went into full effect in May 2018. Privacy regulators have also imposed at least $63 million in GDPR fines.
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Tenable recently teamed with Ponemon Institute on a global study exploring how cyber risk disrupts business operations in both the private and public sectors. The latest report focuses on the public sector, revealing they're at serious risk of cyberattack.
Agency IT security organizations must quickly identify and...
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Overwhelmed by the number of vulnerabilities your team faces? Uncertain which cyber threats pose the greatest risk to your business? You're not alone. Cybersecurity leaders have been grappling with these challenges for years - and the problem keeps getting worse.
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In 2017, 15,038 new CVEs were published, up from 9,837 in 2016. Last year, 16,500 new CVEs were disclosed. With vulnerabilities growing year after year, patching every potential threat to your business is a futile exercise. The need to prioritize is clear, but where to start, especially when CVSS categorizes the...
CISOs and other security leaders know they can't find and fix every vulnerability. Yet, that's what's expected. So, what can you do?
The short answer: Work smarter, not harder. To do that, you need to reduce the vast universe of potential vulnerabilities down to a subset of the vulnerabilities that matter...