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...
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.
A new report suggests that a Chinese cyber espionage APT attack group is behind a string of targeted ransomware infections that have slammed U.S. firms. Dig into the details, however, and the report is nothing but speculation, two security experts caution.
Advanced attacks are out, while persistent, relatively simple attacks are in. Despite all of the APT hype in recent years, cybercriminals, and especially nation-state attackers, prefer to keep things simple. Information security experts explain why.
The FBI calls ransomware "a prevalent, increasing threat." One recent campaign earned at least $325 million in global profits, while U.S. victims tell the FBI they paid $24 million in ransoms in 2015. And attackers are plowing profits back into improving their malicious code.
The big-name breaches have made us all sensitive to the loss of personal and competitive data. But are we overlooking the real risks? Shawn Henry of CrowdStrike offers insight on how we need to evolve our core defenses.
An estimated half of all ransomware infection victims give in to criminals' ransom demands, thus enticing attackers to refine and continue their campaigns, warns Intel Security's Raj Samani in this video interview.
Malwarebytes has long been a force in the consumer space, but now its focus is on enterprise breach remediation. In this video interview, Pedro Bustamante explains the enterprise strategy and discusses proactive malware hunting.
Healthcare organizations must take several important steps to protect their environments against ransomware attacks, says Mac McMillan, CEO of the security consulting firm CynergisTek. He outlines key measures in this interview.
It's springtime in San Francisco: cue the annual RSA Conference. Here are some notable trends that have already emerged from the event, ranging from ransomware and phishing attacks to hacker self-promotion and Facebook fakery.
The cyberattacks that we've seen in the healthcare sector over the past year are starting to rewrite the rules for healthcare-related businesses in a way we really haven't seen before. How are you upping your game?