Although far fewer major health data breaches these days involve the loss or theft of unencrypted mobile devices, regulators are reminding healthcare entities to remain vigilant to the risks involved in using laptops and other portable computing devices.
Many enterprises use remote desktop protocol to remotely administer their PCs and mobile devices. But security experts warn that weak RDP credentials are in wide circulation on darknet marketplaces and increasingly used by ransomware attackers.
Nearly 50,000 personal records relating to Australian government employees as well as the employees of two banks and a utility were exposed to the internet due to a misconfigured Amazon storage server. The episode is the latest in a string of large breaches to hit Australia.
"Are we vulnerable to the attacks that are being reported in the media?" All CEOs and boards of directors should be asking that question of their information security team to ensure they don't suffer the same fate - especially when it comes to ransomware outbreaks, says David Stubley of 7 Elements.
A 21-year-old man appeared in British court this week to face 11 charges, including using DDoS attacks to disrupt sites run by Google, Pokemon and Skype, as well as money laundering and selling malware and "crypting services."
To help prevent breaches caused by third parties, organizations need to improve their vendor risk evaluation methods, carefully assessing their business partners' processes and risk mitigation methods, says Anuj Tewari, CISO of HCL Technologies.
As the explosive growth of the internet of things continues, it's essential to take a structured approach to implement security-by-design with secure coding and end-to-end encryption of data, says Mumbai-based Juergen Hase, CEO of Unlimit, the IoT business unit of the Reliance Group.
Following the WannaCry outbreak, the British government says it's increased cybersecurity funding for England's national health service. But in addition to funding shortfalls and poor cybersecurity practices, experts have also blamed management failures, in part by the U.K. government.
It's a score to find a severe software vulnerability in a widely used Google product. But finding information on all unpatched software flaws reported to Google is a whole new, frightening level. Here's how one researcher did it.
When it comes to warding off phishing attacks, too many organizations are reliant on internal awareness campaigns. But a more proactive defense and controls are needed, says John "Lex" Robinson of PhishMe.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report leads with an analysis of a British parliamentary probe into the WannaCry ransomware attack on England's National Health Service. Also featured: a discussion of cyber threats posed by outdated industrial systems.
Jennings Aske, CISO of New York-Presbyterian, says the healthcare sector is still struggling to figure out medical device security and contends that federal regulations have not been helpful in making it a priority.
The United Kingdom might be greater than the sum of its parts. But when it came to the WannaCry outbreak, some parts of the United Kingdom did less great than others. Here's how the governments and health boards of Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales are responding.