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By Jessica Davis 03:01 pm May 01, 2018
The planned update is just the latest move to improve the National Health Services since WannaCry.
medical device security
By Jessica Davis 01:51 pm April 23, 2018
In an RFI, a House committee outlines the severity of cybersecurity issues plaguing legacy software and equipment and asks stakeholders to begin tackling these challenges.
WannaCry cybersecurity National Health Service

The WannaCry lock screen.

By Jessica Davis 01:19 pm April 20, 2018
Some NHS units failed because the Cyber Essentials Plus sets a high bar, while others simply have not patched their systems appropriately, the U.K. Commons Public Accounts committee found.
Russia targeting internet routers, devices
By Jessica Davis 12:59 pm April 17, 2018
The rare joint alert says Russia, behind the global NotPetya attack, has been laying the groundwork for future cyberattacks and targeting critical infrastructure.
HHS HCCIC cybersecurity initiative

Leo Scanlon at a hearing examining the role of HHS in healthcare cybersecurity, on June 8, 2017. Credit: Energy & Commerce Committee

By Jessica Davis 12:38 pm March 22, 2018
After being abruptly placed on admin leave, Leo Scanlon opens up about his 150-day leave, “dirty politics,” and what it means for the future of the HCCIC cybersecurity initiative.
cybersecurity threats

Jon Walter McKeeby, the CIO for its Department of Clinical Research Informatics, speaking during a HIMSS18 Allscripts’ meeting on data security best practices.

By Jessica Davis 04:12 pm March 06, 2018
Leaders from Allscripts, NIH, Albany Medical Center and others offered a sobering look at cyberattack risks, calling for bigger budgets and a security-first culture.
WannaCry ransomware

Kim Jong Un. Credit: Wikimedia

By Jessica Davis 10:34 am December 19, 2017
The global ransomworm attack crippled over 300,000 devices in more than 150 countries in May, including 16 branches of the U.K. National Health Service.
NHS WannaCry ransomware

The NHS Lanarkshire corporate office in the U.K. Credit: Google Maps

By Jessica Davis 03:08 pm November 30, 2017
The new $27 million project will provide the NHS Security Operations Center with enhanced monitoring capabilities, ethical hacking, vulnerability testing and malware analysis.
WannaCry ransomware
By Jessica Davis 10:16 am October 24, 2017
The computer network of Pinehurst-based FirstHealth of the Carolinas was shut down by a new form of WannaCry last week.
Hackers hate ransomware

The hackers disguised the wiper malware, Petya, as ransomware in order to distract from its real purpose -- to destroy data.

By Jessica Davis 04:27 pm September 20, 2017
While nearly half of hackers are contemplating a ban on the sale of ransomware, new attack methods like those used in WannaCry and Petya demonstrate that it isn’t going anywhere soon.

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