Privacy & Security

Data sanitization best practices

There's a misconception among many that factory resets, data wiping and reformatting are enough to safely clear away old data but that's not the case.

By Mike Miliard 01:19 pm August 08, 2017
A new alliance of IT and security professionals wants to promote best practices and spread awareness of a standard definition.
Ransomware 2.0

Medical devices need to be reviewed for software vulnerabilities and mitigated by the security team.

By Bill Siwicki 01:07 pm August 08, 2017
Next wave of attacks will likely target Internet of Things and medical devices, which remain tempting targets for their lack of sufficient protections, experts say.
Siemens security software issue with scanner software
By Jessica Davis 02:15 pm August 07, 2017
ICS-CERT researchers found four vulnerabilities in Siemens’ molecular imaging products that can be publicly exploited and allow a hacker to remotely access and compromise the devices.
cybersecurity best practices
By Bill Siwicki 01:50 pm August 07, 2017
The healthcare pros needed to battle today’s criminal arch-villains possess speed, smarts and a desire to be perfect.
zero trust networks in cybersecurity
By Bill Siwicki 09:34 am August 07, 2017
The model is proving that it can be safer than traditional flat networks when it comes to protecting precious health data.
2017 healthcare data breaches
By Jessica Davis 01:48 pm August 04, 2017
The healthcare sector has reported 233 breach incidents this year so far and is on pace to exceed last year’s rate of one healthcare breach a day, Protenus says.
cyber insurance
By Bill Siwicki 10:43 am August 04, 2017
Policies pick up support as cyber threats increase in frequency and hospitals face stiff fines tied to data breaches.
By Jessica Davis 02:25 pm August 03, 2017
Three months after the global attack that infected over 300,000 computers and crippled the UK National Health Services, the cybercriminals behind the outbreak collected their 52.2 bitcoins Wednesday night.
Petya cyberattack halts Merck production, hurts profits

Merck's USA headquarters in Kenilworth, New Jersey.

By Jessica Davis 03:07 pm August 02, 2017
The biopharma giant is still trying to restore its systems and hasn’t produced bulk product since it was hit by the NotPetya wiper malware on June 27.
Ransomware attacks

Unintended disclosure – such as misdirected faxes and emails – continued to drive the majority of healthcare breaches, Beazley said.

By Bill Siwicki 02:08 pm August 02, 2017
In healthcare, unintended disclosure continued to drive the majority of healthcare losses in the first half of 2017, according to Beazley.

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