Privacy & Security

WannaCry patch old PCs
By Jessica Davis 11:42 am May 15, 2017
WannaCry is continuing to evolve to stay effective, and it seems the global assault might be nowhere close to finished.
Microsoft WannaCry security patch
By Jessica Davis 10:10 am May 15, 2017
In a rare move, the software company has made rolled out security updates for its no-longer-supported Windows XP operating system.
Agencies warn US healthcare about growing threat in global ransomware attack
By Henry Powderly 08:58 am May 15, 2017
The WannaCry attack, that has so far affected 150 countries, could continue to plague systems Monday.

Researcher tweeting as @MalwareTechBlog discovered a way to stop an international hacking.

By Henry Powderly 10:01 am May 13, 2017
WannaCry ransomware spread to nearly 100 countries, crippled the U.K. healthcare system.
successful CISO change agent

Arizona State University's Cybersecurity Education Consortium Director Kim Jones speaking at the Healthcare IT News Privacy & Security Forum. 

By Tom Sullivan 08:07 pm May 12, 2017
Be a change agent. Not a chief scapegoat officer. 
honeypot hackers
By Mike Miliard 07:58 pm May 12, 2017
A security firm put spoofed medical devices online and hundreds of cyber crooks swarmed and made mischief, a speaker at the Healthcare IT News Privacy & Security Forum said.
Hackers using Macros and Windows Powershell on healthcare

FBI Special Agent MK Palmore speaking at the Privacy & Security Forum in San Francisco on Friday.

By Tom Sullivan 03:49 pm May 12, 2017
Hackers are using old tools like Macros and Windows Powershell in new ways to infiltrate hospitals and other organizations.
By Jessica Davis 12:56 pm May 12, 2017
Country’s National Health Service likely taken down Wanna Decryptor, one of the most effective ransomware variants for which there’s currently no decryptor available.

Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe, CIA Director Mike Pompeo, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, NSA Director Admiral Michael Rogers, Defense Intelligence Agency Director Lt. General Vincent Stewart and Director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Robert Cardillo testify before the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence on May 11.

By Mike Miliard 05:55 pm May 11, 2017
Regardless of how investigations into Russian security vendor Kaspersky Lab’s software turn out, trusting data to China, India, Russia or other nations that might not respect U.S. cyber laws is "crazy," says CynergisTek CEO Mac McMillan.
phishing in healthcare
By Tom Sullivan 03:55 pm May 11, 2017
Any hospital can adopt these to bolster their cybersecurity posture, according to Fernando Martinez, chief digital officer of the Texas Hospital Association.

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