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.
In the latest weekly update, ISMG editors discuss key takeaways from ISMG's recent Healthcare Summit, how the healthcare sector is embracing generative AI tools, and why Microsoft just decided to give all customers access to expanded logging capabilities.
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.
Federal regulators and medical device maker Becton, Dickinson and Co. are warning about eight vulnerabilities that could allow an attacker to compromise BD's medication infusion product suite, potentially putting data and device integrity at risk if exploited.
To rethink security strategies, enterprises should tap into edge computing, adopt technologies such as generative AI and ensure "secure by default" practices, said Fastly Vice President Sean Leach. He discussed the evolving risk landscape and third-party providers' role in managing security.
This week, an IT security worker was sentenced for impersonating a ransomware gang, Deutsche Bank and other financial institutes were hit by Clop ransomware, USB drive malware attacks are on the rise in 2023, and a gaming company is investigating data breach claims and resetting users' sessions.
Rockwell Automation teamed-up with CISA to find two critical flaws that require immediate attention, citing a novel exploit capability attributed to advanced persistent threat actors known for targeting industrial systems and critical infrastructure.
Given the sustained onslaught of cyberattacks against the healthcare industry, organizations can help protect all enterprises simply by sharing advance information, said Steve Hunter, vice president of marketing and development at Health-ISAC. Ensuring anonymity helps users share more freely.
Honeywell plans to purchase an OT security vendor founded by Israel Defense Forces veterans to deliver asset discovery, threat detection and compliance management to industrial organizations. The SCADAfence acquisition will allow Honeywell to offer an end-to-end enterprise OT cybersecurity platform.