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SecurityWeek Cyber Insights 2022: Ransomware

Security Week, January 10, 2022 Ransomware has grown from humble beginnings as threat-based scams to a worldwide criminal phenomenon. It has been a continuous process of extortion refinement, with criminals adapting their behavior to maximize their financial return....

Healthcare Data Breaches Continue as New Year Begins

Health IT Security, January 6, 2022 As a new year begins, threat actors are continuing to overwhelm providers and patients with healthcare data breaches. Some experts predict that ransomware actors will favor data exfiltration over encryption this year and that they...

Challenges remain for healthcare cybersecurity

Tech HQ, January 5, 2022 Cybersecurity is a growing issue across all industries, with no signs of slowing down Two-thirds of health delivery organizations have been victims of ransomware attacks, while 33% have been hit twice or more Governments must enforce existing...

Are Medical Devices at Risk of Ransomware Attacks?

The Hacker News, January 3, 2022 In May 2017, the first documented ransomware assault on networked medical equipment happened. The worldwide ransomware assault WannaCry compromised radiological and other instruments in several hospitals during its height, after a...

Top 10 healthcare breaches in the U.S. exposed data of 19 million

Bleeping Computer, December 31, 2021 The healthcare sector has been the target of hundreds of cyberattacks this year. A tally of public data breach reports so far shows that tens of millions of healthcare records have been exposed to unauthorized parties. Most of the...

Capital Region Medical Center targeted in cyber attack

News Tribune, December 23, 2021 Capital Region Medical Center broke its silence Wednesday on an incident that left its network and phone systems down over the past six days. CRMC discovered a disruption early Friday morning to its network systems. It disabled its...

This ransomware strain just started targeting lots more businesses

ZD Net, December 22, 2021 Gang typically targets finance, government and healthcare organizations. The relatively new Pysa ransomware was the dominant strain behind file-encrypting attacks in November and saw a 400% rise in attacks on government organizations,...

SBN The State of Cybersecurity Preparedness in Healthcare

Security Boulevard, December 21, 2021 As if healthcare didn’t have enough to worry about, with overpacked facilities and overworked staff during the COVID-19 pandemic, cyberattacks on healthcare systems and medical devices are rapidly growing in number and...

Two Data Breaches at WA Senior Care Nonprofit Impact 103K

Health IT Security, December 8, 2021 Washington-based senior care nonprofit Sound Generations experienced two data breaches that impacted over 103K individuals and potentially exposed PII. Read full Health IT Security article.

Building a cyber-resilient healthcare organisation

Express Healthcare, November 18, 2021 Mark Brown, MD-Cybersecurity, Information and Resilience, British Standards Institution (BSI) talks about the immediacy of cybersecurity in primary healthcare. Read Mark Brown's interview.

HHS alerts health care sector to biomanufacturing malware threat

American Hospital Association, November 30, 2021 The Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Sector Cybersecurity Coordination Center (HC3) last week advised biotechnology companies specifically and the health care and public health sector generally to review...

This Year’s Largest Healthcare Data Breaches

Health IT Security, November 30, 2021 More than 550 organizations reported healthcare data breaches to HHS in 2021, impacting over 40 million individuals. Read full Health IT Security Article.

The 2021 Ransomware Survey Report

Fortinet, November 29, 2021 Fortinet recently surveyed 455 business leaders and cybersecurity professionals worldwide to gauge their state of readiness to defend against the growing challenge of ransomware. Most are very or extremely concerned about the threat of a...

Ransomware Attacks on Healthcare System Goes Way Beyond Just Data

Cyware Social, November 28, 2021 The healthcare sector has been under relentless pressure due to COVID-19 and cyberattacks. Healthcare facilities collect a lot of data, which makes them a lucrative target for cybercriminals. While healthcare facilities witness...

Cybersecurity Unplugged: Improving Healthcare Security

Healthcare Info Security, November 26, 2021 According to a recent report, 92 ransomware attacks occurred at healthcare organizations in the past year, a 470% increase from 2019. In response to questions about improving the integrity of healthcare systems, Dan Bowden,...

Under Siege: How Healthcare Organizations Can Fight Back

CPO Magazine, November 25, 2021 A recent spate of crippling ransomware attacks against healthcare organizations signals that these assaults remain a major threat to our healthcare system and may have led to the nation’s first ransomware-related death. Read full CPO...

Hospital Ransomware Attacks Go Beyond Health Care Data

Security Intelligence, November 24, 2021 The health care industry has been on the front lines a lot lately. Along with helping control the effects of COVID-19, it has been a prime target for ransomware. In a 2021 survey conducted of 597 health delivery organizations...

With the holidays come greater ransomware attacks

SC Media, November 24, 2021 It’s that time of the year. Time to celebrate. Eat well. And sadly, to deal with even more cybercrime, especially ransomware attacks, according to one firm. Read full SC Media article.

Top Healthcare Cybersecurity Challenges, How to Overcome Them

Health IT Security, November 23, 2021 With a multitude of critical data and patient safety hanging in the balance, there is a unique set of healthcare cybersecurity challenges that must be carefully considered. Read full Health IT Security article.

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