By Daniel Markuson – Recently, the University of Connecticut Health informed the public about a phishing breach that had potentially affected some medical and personal data of 326,000 patients. But it’s not even the largest healthcare sector data leak reported in the U.S. in 2019.
By Art Gross – Cybercriminals have been targeting the healthcare industry for years. As healthcare has become the second largest sector of the U.S. economy, it should come as no surprise that the industry receives special attention from hackers.
By Brad Spannbauer – The healthcare industry is under constant threat from hacking and cyber-attacks. High volumes of valuable data, stored on systems with lapse security controls, make a welcoming proposition for data thieves.
By Art Gross – Malicious cyberattacks are increasing every day around the globe. In fact, cyber-incidents nearly doubled from 82,000 incidents in 2016, to 159,700 in 2017.
By Trenton Baker – The healthcare industry has seen its fair share of ransomware attacks over the past year, with six of the top ten breaches in 2017 a direct result of a malware attack.
By Stephen Matheson – From WannaCry to the Equifax breach, cyberattacks dominated headlines in 2017. As cybercriminals look for new ways to breach data networks, hospital IT departments will continue to be the last line of defense in the ongoing cyberwar for highly-valued patient data.
By David Holtzman JD – New data reporting on the incidence of malware and ransomware incidents in healthcare find that the majority of physicians are experiencing cyberattacks while many fear they are in the line of fire for future attacks.
By Lee Barrett – The Equifax data security breach that exposed the personal information of 143 million Americans was just one story in a year full of hackers making headlines as they continue to expose the security vulnerabilities of some of our nation’s most trusted financial and healthcare institutions.
By Art Gross – Cyberattacks only happen to large corporations because they hold the most personal and sensitive data, right? Wrong. While the media often leads us to believe cyberattacks are only occurring on high-profile organizations holding a lot of data, the statistics show us otherwise.
By Susan Lucci – In the wake of the WannaCry attack, we learned that ransomware attacks are not limited to a particular target. At the time, some 52% of business organizations were still running Windows XP1 even though support and patch updates ended three years ago.
By Steve Curren – Health records possess a wealth of critical information, and the ability of healthcare professionals to quickly access them can be vital to ensuring positive patient outcomes. However, these records also contain information that is valuable to cyber criminals.
By Art Gross – As you may be aware, a global ransomware attack, called WannaCry, started on Friday May 12, 2017 and is continuing. The attack has affected 200,000 Microsoft Windows based machines in over 150 countries.
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