data breaches

How to improve defenses against health data security threats – Health Article

Healthcare institutions are trusted with our most valuable information. Within their networks they store highly sensitive data such as medical records, treatment plans, financial records, contact information and more. This data is essential for healthcare providers to effectively communicate with patients and provide the best care possible. However, having this information is also what makes them so attractive to cyber criminals. This is just the sort of information that cyber criminals seek to steal in order to sell or commit…

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Healthcare ransomware environment worsens, Beazley warns – Health Article

In the first quarter of 2019, the number of ransomware attack notifications received by Beazley Breach Services doubled, compared with the same quarter last year. Not only has the frequency of attacks skyrocketed, but attackers are shifting focus by targeting larger organizations and demanding higher ransom payments. In 2015 and 2016, ransomware was a significant threat, but it was more of a commodity—many attackers were still unsophisticated, so they were asking for what today would be considered modest ransom demands…

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A Prescription for Better Healthcare Cybersecurity Strategies In 2019 – Health Article

Feb12 A Prescription for Better Healthcare Cybersecurity Strategies In 2019 By Brian Wells, chief technology officer, Merlin International. Brian Wells I hope healthcare organizations delivered lots of TUMS and Advil to their beleaguered cybersecurity teams as a holiday bonus in 2018 – and maybe even a masseuse! With an overload of alerts, attacks and system compromises, it’s safe to say that working in a security operations center (SOC) can take both a mental and physical toll: From 2010 to 2017,…

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