A bipartisan Senate bill proposes closer collaboration between the Department of Health and Human Services and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, with a goal of strengthening cybersecurity in the health and public health sectors. But would that make a major difference?
The number of major health data breaches posted to the federal tally so far in 2022 - and the total number of individuals affected by those breaches - has surged in recent weeks as reports of large hacking incidents continue to flow in to regulators.
IT officials from Ukraine continue to call out alleged Russian cyberattacks. This comes as hacktivists have taken matters into their own hands in the digital underground. Also: NATO pledges additional cyber support, while President Joe Biden urges U.S. governors to bolster defenses.
The ransomware-as-a-service operation AvosLocker has been amassing "victims across multiple critical infrastructure sectors in the United States," the FBI warns in a new alert that includes known indicators of compromise and tactics employed the group and essential defenses for all organizations.
As the Ukrainian military resists Russian advances toward its major population centers, its IT security teams are contending with record cyber incidents - although the same is true of their eastern neighbors, with Russia reporting "unprecedented" cyberattacks on its networks.
Federal authorities are advising healthcare sector entities to take precautions, including enhancing their cybersecurity posture and being prepared to implement four- to six-week business continuity plans, as they continue to face potential cyber incidents related to the Russia-Ukraine war.
In the latest weekly update, four editors at ISMG discuss how Russia's invasion of Ukraine complicates cybercrime ransomware payments, a former U.S. Treasury senior adviser's take on Biden's cryptocurrency executive order, and important points regarding the upcoming identity theft executive order.
If Russia uses hack attacks to support its invasion, would Western governments want to immediately attribute those attacks or disruptions? Enter a Thursday alert from the U.S. government warning that it is "aware of possible threats to U.S. and international satellite communication networks."
The pandemic has raised the ante significantly for the attack surface and the level of insider threats facing healthcare sector entities, according to Dave Bailey, vice president of security services, and attorney Andrew Mahler, vice president of privacy and compliance, of consultancy CynergisTek.
This report analyzes how sanctions levied against Russia and Belarus for the invasion of Ukraine are affecting security researchers in those countries who participate in bug bounty programs. It also examines lessons to be learned from data breaches and developments in passwordless authentication.
War in Ukraine continues into its third week, and Russia is closing in on major Ukrainian cities, upping its targeting of civilian infrastructure. In the U.S., cybersecurity officials continue to urge a "Shields Up" approach - while the digital conflict has devolved deeply into the underground.
A Tennessee pediatric hospital is dealing with a cyber incident disrupting patient services, and a Missouri medical center and Colorado cardiology group have reported breaches linked to their recent security events. Experts say these are reminders of the threats facing healthcare sector entities.
On Monday night, Israeli government websites including those of the prime minister and the ministries of Interior, Health, Justice, and Welfare, went offline. The Israel National Cyber Directorate confirmed a massive DDoS attack against a communications provider, resulting in temporary access loss.
As the Russia-Ukraine war continues, healthcare sector entities need to be prepared to deal with potential spillover cyber incidents, says Anahi Santiago, CISO of ChristianaCare, the largest healthcare delivery organization in the state of Delaware. She discusses current cyber challenges.