A surge in ransomware attacks on hospitals is driving healthcare organizations large and small - as well as lawmakers and law enforcement agencies - to consider new and improved approaches to dealing with this evolving threat.
After Kansas Heart Hospital suffered a ransomware infection and paid the demanded ransom, its attackers demanded more. At that point, the hospital reportedly declined to comply, relying instead on its pre-prepared backup and recovery plan.
Too few organizations have in-house incident response teams. As a result, they lack the native ability to even detect evolving threats, such as ransomware, says Ann Barron-DiCamillo of Strategic Cyber Ventures in this video interview. What are the must-have response capabilities?
A data breach at Cabcharge, a large Australian taxi booking and payments service, exposed details on customer movements, drivers and partial credit card numbers. One expert warns that the data could be useful to fraudsters.
In a shocking twist, the developers behind the TelsaCrypt ransomware have apologized for their ransom campaign and released a master decryption key, which all victims can now use to unlock the malware.
In today's rapidly changing cyber threat environment, the federal government needs to take a lead role in making sure mobile device security is adequate, says security researcher Stephen Cobb, who analyzes ongoing investigations by the FTC and FCC in this audio interview.
Cyberattacks are increasing in frequency, complexity, nuance and stealth. But human error, business compulsions and increasingly complex environments make it difficult to maintain adequate defenses, says Juniper Network's CTO for India and SAARC
Organizations chosen for remote "desk audits" of their HIPAA compliance, which will begin this summer, need to be prepared to quickly provide supporting documentation, Deven McGraw, deputy director of health information privacy at the HHS Office for Civil Rights, explains this in-depth audio interview.
Ransomware, regulations, botnets, information sharing and policing strategies were just some of the topics that dominated the "International Conference on Big Data in Cyber Security" hosted by Edinburgh Napier University in Scotland.
Hacker attacks in the healthcare sector so far this year generally have targeted smaller organizations and affected fewer individuals, in contrast with last year's massive hacker incidents. For example, one of the latest victims is a small physician group practice in Texas.
Law enforcement agencies have scored some notable botnet-busting successes, disrupting malicious infrastructure and arresting botnet-using gangs. But cybercriminals are adapting, one top EU cybercrime investigator warns.
There are two elements of a ransomware attack - the infection and then the action that takes place on infected devices. And both elements are evolving, says Ben Johnson of Carbon Black. He shares insight on how to improve ransomware defenses.
Breaches in the healthcare sector are continuing to surge, in part, because cybercriminals are building big data resources that can be used to fuel fraud, security experts Larry Ponemon and Rick Kam say in an audio interview discussing findings of a new Ponemon Institute report.
Verizon's annual Data Breach Investigations Report has triggered an avalanche of criticism that researchers made critical errors when studying and reporting on the top 10 most frequently exploited software vulnerabilities.