Two recent security incidents involving ransomware attacks on vendors serve as the latest reminders of the risks business associates pose to healthcare organizations. What steps should entities take to mitigate those risks?
The Thai government has seized servers used to run the so-called GhostSecret cyber espionage campaign that targets organizations in the finance, healthcare and critical infrastructure sectors - and beyond. McAfee suspects the attacks are being launched by "Hidden Cobra" - a hacking group tied to North Korea.
Are you a fraudster craving an easy way to generate Microsoft Office documents with embedded malicious macros designed to serve as droppers that install banking Trojans onto a victim's PC? Say hello to a toolkit that debuted in February called Rubella Macro Builder.
Visibility in the cloud includes understanding all aspects of critical applications and comparing this data in real time with historical data, says Sharon Besser of GuardiCore. This enables implementation of an effective and efficient security policy, he says.
The city of Atlanta's ransomware outbreak cleanup and response tab has hit $2.6 million after a March attack froze corporate servers, employees' PCs and resident-facing portals. Some security experts say the breach response funds would have been put to better use preventing the outbreak in the first place.
To combat credential stuffing and other types of rising attacks, organizations need data - and lots of it - to feed machine learning and artificial intelligence algorithms to better detect these types of high volume attacks, says Shape Security's Dan Woods.
Alert fatigue is a serious problem in terms of risk management and security analyst turnover. Ted Julian of IBM Resilient discusses how artificial intelligence and machine learning can assist with orchestration and automation.
Increasingly, SonicWall is focused on the midmarket, and CEO Bill Conner wants to help ensure that smaller and midsized enterprises have appropriate visibility into the threat landscape - the threat actors, as well as whom they are targeting.
Corporate espionage appears to be the motive behind cyberattacks targeting a variety of medical-related equipment and systems, researcher Jon DiMaggio of Symantec says in an in-depth interview about the activities of a hacker group the company has dubbed "Orangeworm."
Great news: "SunTrust to offer free identity protection ... at no cost on an ongoing basis." Of course, nothing comes for free, at least for 1.5 million customers of the Atlanta bank, whose personal details may have been sold to criminals by a former employee.