Dragos completed a Series D extension to help organizations address enhanced OT security requirements from regulators and cyber insurance providers. The money will allow Dragos to help EU businesses affected by updated cybersecurity directives requiring many smaller organizations to boost security.
The number of connected devices used in healthcare is growing as manufacturers constantly introduce new types of IoT equipment. The ever-evolving threat landscape is making it harder for many entities, particularly outpatient care providers, to keep up, said Justin Foster, CTO of Forescout.
New regulations, including those coming into effect in the U.S., are pushing many medical device makers to radically reconsider how they approach cybersecurity for their products - including air gapping connections, said Phil Englert of the Health Information Sharing and Analysis Center.
IoT and OT devices, which include network-attached storage devices, hold valuable data that ransomware groups seek to compromise. NAS devices are often exposed on the internet and lack the robust security measures found in other endpoints, said Daniel dos Santos of Forescout Technologies.
The Food and Drug Administration's newly enhanced authority over medical device security - as granted by a funding bill signed into law last year - is "transformative" in raising the bar on what is expected from makers in their product submissions to the agency, said Dr. Suzanne Schwartz of the FDA.
Legacy infusion pumps commonly available for purchase on the secondary market often contain wireless authentication and other sensitive data that the original medical organization owners failed to purge, warned researcher Deral Heiland, citing a recent study conducted by security firm Rapid7.
Authorities are sounding the alarm about double-extortion attacks against healthcare and public health sector organizations by a relatively new ransomware-as-a-service group, Rhysida, which until recently had mainly focused on entities in other industries.
A ransomware attack has forced a California-based hospital chain to divert ambulances from its emergency rooms and cancel appointments for services. The group of 17 hospitals, 166 outpatient clinics and various doctor practices is still recovering after an IT systems shutdown.
ISMG's Healthcare Security Summit 2023, held in New York City on July 18, brought together leaders from the cybersecurity and healthcare industries to engage in a dynamic exchange of ideas and address pressing challenges faced by the healthcare community.
Toronto, Canada-based CardioComm Solutions Inc., which sells cardiac monitoring and electrocardiogram software globally, said it is dealing with a cyberattack that could affect the company's business operations "for days and potentially longer."
While patient safety risks posed by unpatched security vulnerabilities in legacy medical devices often grab headlines, healthcare entities shouldn't underestimate the serious business risks involving other poorly secured IoT and OT gear used in healthcare settings, said Mohammad Waqas of Armis.
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Modern construction techniques are employing a wide range of smart devices to control the environment, facilitate communications and save money. Virtually Informed CTO Sarb Sembhi shared a new report on IoT security for smart buildings with advice on complying with current and upcoming regulations.
The Biden administration on Tuesday initiated a nationwide cybersecurity certification and labeling program aimed at helping consumers choose smart devices that offer enhanced protection against hacking risks. Products will have a QR code and follow NIST standards.
While IT-OT convergence is accelerating, awareness and maturity of OT technologies still have a long road ahead. In this transition, organizations need to ensure the safety and health of workers is always the top priority for OT security, said Andre Shori, CISO, APAC with Schneider Electric.