In 2020, reports indicated that cyberattacks on the healthcare industry more than doubled from 2019, with
ransomware accounting for 28 percent of all attacks. Unlike previous attacks focused
primarily on providers, the COVID-19 pandemic
exposed vulnerabilities in the entire healthcare sector.
In the latest weekly update, four editors at Information Security Media Group discuss important cybersecurity issues, including why enterprises need a multilayered approach to securing identity, how fraud will evolve in 2022 and the need to secure backdoors to prevent ransomware attacks.
The Department of Health and Human Services has named Lisa J. Pino - a former Department of Homeland Security official charged with mitigating the massive 2015 cyberattack on Office of Personnel Management - as the new director of its HIPAA enforcement agency.
In the latest weekly update, four editors at Information Security Media Group discuss important cybersecurity issues, including improving federal agencies' cybersecurity and businesses recovering from the pandemic's impact.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features an analysis of how ransomware attackers share about their inclinations, motivations and tactics. Also featured: The rise of integrity attacks; dispelling vaccine myths.
Ransomware-wielding criminals continue to find innovative new ways to extort victims, develop technically and sidestep skills shortages by delivering ransomware as a service, said Robert Hannigan, the former head of U.K. intelligence agency GCHQ, in his Infosecurity Europe 2021 virtual keynote speech.
The Department of Health and Human Services needs to improve collaboration among several of its internal entities, as well as with external partners, in order to bolster cybersecurity threat intelligence sharing in the healthcare and public health sector, says a watchdog agency report.
Criminals tricked into using an FBI-run encrypted messaging app, Verizon's 2021 Breach Investigations Report and overcoming the challenges of recruiting cybersecurity professionals are among the latest cybersecurity topics to be featured for analysis by a panel of Information Security Media Group editors.
How much does it cost to recover from a ransomware attack? For the Scottish Environment Protection Agency, which was hit by the Conti ransomware-wielding gang on Christmas Eve, reported cleanup costs have reached $1.1 million. SEPA is still restoring systems and has refused to pay any ransom.
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has issued multiple alerts over concerns that the rush to use Microsoft 365 and other cloud productivity platforms as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic may expose organizations to undue risk.
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2020 was a culmination of market shifts that has become a catalyst for the adoption of Identity Governance and Administration (IGA)—from work from home to the implementation of a zero-trust strategy.
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Hacking incidents - including ransomware attacks, phishing scams and episodes involving vendors - are still the dominant culprits in major health data breaches being reported to federal regulators so far this year. Why?
With the explosion of remote business, we are now digitizing many of our documents and processes. Entrust’s Jay Schiavo explains what new mindset this shift requires, what’s needed to ensure document authenticity and integrity.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features cybercrime deterrence lessons learned from the disruption of the Emotet botnet operation. Also featured: An update on attacks tied to Microsoft Exchange flaw exploits; a discussion of the need to update business continuity plans.
French authorities are warning the country's healthcare sector of the discovery of a glut of stolen credentials, apparently belonging to hospital workers, that were found for sale on the dark web. The alert comes amid a recent rise in ransomware attacks on hospitals and other healthcare entities.