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Lessons combating COVID-19 healthcare security challenges

Long at the forefront of protecting sensitive information from cyberattacks, health care organizations had to pivot quickly to ensure as the COVID-19 pandemic imposed new threats on a vulnerable newly remote workforce. And adapt they did, even as bad actors exploited a fragile, fragmented infrastructure suddenly reliant on telehealth visits. The lessons learned from the…

What security functions should small medical providers outsource?

Strapped for cybersecurity resources, small and medium-size health care providers should outsource electronic medical record (EMR) maintenance, Payment Card Industry (PCI) compliance and threat intelligence gathering to third-party service providers, but risk assessment must still be handled internally, according to Mitchell Parker, CISO at Indiana University Health. Lamenting the recent scourge of ransomware and data…

Even during pandemic, healthcare orgs successfully fending off attacks

Despite an increased toll on their computer systems amid Covid-19, healthcare organizations throughout the world generally are doing a good job of mitigating inbound attack attempts, according to a Vectra analysis of the first five months of 2020. The report cites a doubling of data exfiltration behaviors to external destinations in Europe, Middle East and…

NetWalker claims credit for attack on Crozer-Keystone Health System

The NetWalker ransomware group claimed to be behind an attack on Philadelphia area Crozer-Keystone Health System, prompting the health care provider to take systems offline. The hackers are threatening to begin releasing information nicked in the attack in six days, according to a Cyberscoop report. The company, which operates eight medical facilities, including four hospitals,…

Execs, dignitaries call on nations to help end cyberattacks on health care orgs

The CyberPeace Institute and dozens of international leaders and dignitaries on Tuesday collectively urged the world’s governments in an open letter to help put an end to cyberattacks on hospitals and health care institutions that are already under the incredible strain of combatting the Covid-19 pandemic. “Over the past weeks, we have witnessed attacks that…

Alleged Collection 1 hacker nabbed; ransomware campaign targeting hospitals disrupted

The Ukrainian Secret Service on Tuesday announced the arrest of a man who they say is the hacker who amassed hundreds of millions of stolen credentials and then used an internet message board to announce their availability as a data set known as Collection 1. And in another significant win for law enforcement officials, Romania…

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