As Medstar Health completes its recovery from a recent malware attack that led to a temporary shutdown of most of its systems, other U.S. hospitals continue to struggle with similar attacks, many of them involving ransomware. What risk mitigation steps are most essential?
Revelation of 321 attempts to place ransomware on federal government computers in the second half of last year raises a number of questions about the effectiveness of the Einstein intrusion detection and prevention system as well as how the government responds to such attacks.
Federal regulators have issued new guidance urging healthcare organizations and business associates to bolster their cyberattack defenses. The advice comes after a string of recent high-profile attacks on hospitals.
MedStar is but the latest healthcare entity to fall victim to a ransomware attack. What can organizations do proactively to improve their ransomware defenses and response? PhishMe CEO Rohyt Belani offers insight.
Ransomware is such a serious cybersecurity concern that the FBI has issued new guidance and yet another alert about the threat. Nevertheless, experts say too many organizations are still unaware of the risk, muchless how to mitigate it.
Although organizations in a number of business sectors, including healthcare, have been targeted by ransomware attacks in recent months, a new report reveals that government agencies also were targeted hundreds of times during the second half of last year, but no ransoms were paid.
David Finn, a former healthcare CIO, says he agreed to join a new Department of Health and Human Services cybersecurity task force because he supports its mission of involving representatives of all healthcare sectors in the effort to tackle challenges. In this interview, he outlines key security issues.
The recent surge in ransomware attacks on hospitals has at least one member of Congress contemplating whether HIPAA's breach notification requirements need to be clarified or updated to reflect the trend.
A March 28 cyberattack that may have involved ransomware forced MedStar Health, a 10-hospital system serving Maryland and the Washington, D.C., area to shut down many of its systems to avoid the spread of the virus.
Cyber attackers are not just more sophisticated and more persistent than ever before. They also are greedier, says IBM Security's Limor Kessem, who shares insight on the latest fraud threats to UK banking institutions.
The landscape, as it relates to security has certainly changed since my first HIMSS Conference in 2008. I recall walking the exhibit hall discussing multi-factor authentication and identity management only to receive blank stares or interesting comments from prospective partners and customers. I heard, "we use...
Neither the FBI nor Apple looks good in the days following the postponement of a hearing on whether Apple should be forced to help the bureau crack open the iPhone of one of the San Bernardino shooters. The FBI's credibility is being questioned as Apple's security technology is being tarnished.
Ransomware attacks against hospitals are becoming commonplace this year, with at least five incidents revealed in recent weeks. What steps can organizations take to avoid falling victim to these attacks?
Smaller hospitals and clinics must avoid the common mistake of thinking they won't fall victim to cyberattacks, warns risk management expert Tom Andre, vice president of information services at the Cooperative of American Physicians.