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Healthcare Cyberattacks Increasing During COVID-19

The healthcare sector has long been a preferred industry for hackers to target. Now that many healthcare systems are under extra strain due to the COVID-19 pandemic, these cyberattacks could prove especially ...
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Ransomware Operators Hit Major Healthcare Supplier in Europe as COVID-19 Continues to Take Lives

Ransomware Operators Hit Major Healthcare Supplier in Europe as COVID-19 Continues to Take Lives

Ransomware attackers have breached Europe’s largest private hospital operator, affecting not just its European branches, but every part of the company’s operations around the globe, sources say. Infosec journalist Brian Krebs reported ...
US and UK Cyber Security Agencies Warn of APT Attacks against Healthcare Organizations

US and UK Cyber Security Agencies Warn of APT Attacks against Healthcare Organizations

An advisory from the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Cybersecurity, the Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) warns of a coordinated attack against the healthcare ...
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Maze Ransomware Targets the Hospitals and Labs Fighting Coronavirus

“Never let a good crisis go to waste.” These wise words have been recently attributed to former Bill Clinton Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, though Freakonomics actually dates it back to 1976 ...

New Healthcare Legislation: Striking a Balance Between Privacy and Convenience

As the healthcare industry focuses on managing the current disruption, new interoperability guidance from the 21st Century Cures Act offers patients secure access and open exchange of health information via third-party applications ...
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What Are Healthcare’s Biggest Cybersecurity Weak Spots?

The COVID-19 pandemic threatens the healthcare industry in multiple ways. Much has been written about the danger to nurses and doctors and the perilous economic realities providers face. Just as risky but ...
FBI Warns of Major Spike in Cyber Attacks

FBI Warns of Major Spike in Cyber Attacks

Domestic cyber criminals and nation-state attackers alike are capitalizing on this time of uncertainty – and remote workers are a prime target. Tonya Ugoretz, deputy Assistant Director of the FBI Cyber Division, ...
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HIPAA, Telehealth and COVID-19

The Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (OCR) recently relaxed HIPAA enforcement: they won’t penalize providers who use tools for telehealth that are not HIPAA compliant. It makes ...

Employee Account Takeover in the Age of COVID-19

Account takeover for employees, customers, and users has become a real issue since the COVID-19 outbreak. Here is why that is and what organizations can do about it. Since its discovery in ...

The Impact of Digital Transformation in a Healthcare Crisis

During an extraordinarily challenging time for hospitals, clinics and other providers of care, it?s important to be aware of the importance of digital technology in healthcare ? and the importance of managing ...