In its most recent assault against a healthcare entity, ransomware-as-a-service operator AvosLocker claims to be behind an attack allegedly involving data theft from Texas-based CHRISTUS Health, which operates hundreds of healthcare facilities in the U.S., Mexico and South America.
As the Russia-Ukraine war continues, cybersecurity officials say the risk of attack spillover - and perhaps the direct targeting of critical infrastructure sectors outside Ukraine - remains high. The memo for CISOs is clear: Remain prepared.
A recent ransomware attack disclosed by a medication management systems provider is the latest reminder of persistent cybersecurity threats and risks facing healthcare supply chain and related vendors, as well as their customers. What's at stake?
IoT, cloud migrations, endpoint proliferation, hybrid workplaces - how are organizations in the pharmaceutical industry adapting to this new threat landscape? Troy Ament and Aidan Walden of Fortinet discuss the cybersecurity gaps specific to SAP deployments and how to fill them.
The European Parliament has granted Europol permission to receive and process datasets from private parties and pursue research projects for better handling of security-related cases. Use of these powers will be overseen by the European Data Protection Supervisor and the Fundamental Rights Officer.
Researchers say an unsecured cloud storage bucket belonging to a nonprofit cancer organization has exposed to the internet sensitive images and related data of tens of thousands of individuals. The mishap is the latest health data-related incident involving misconfigured information technology.
Connecticut has just become the fifth U.S. state to get a comprehensive data privacy and online monitoring law, as Senate Bill No. 6 passed into law on Wednesday. The law will go into effect on July 1, 2023, which means that organizations in the state have just 14 months to prepare for compliance.
John Riggi, national adviser for cybersecurity at the American Hospital Association, and Carolyn Crandall, chief security advocate at Attivo Networks, explain why threats involving the Russia-Ukraine war are exacerbating cybersecurity pressures on healthcare sector entities in the U.S. and globally.
Smartphones used by Spain's prime minister and defense minister were infected with Pegasus spyware built by Israel's NSO Group, government officials allege. The discovery follows human rights researchers finding Pegasus infections targeting Catalonians, likely traceable to the Spanish government.
New cyber incident reporting rules are set to come into effect in the U.S. on May 1. Banks in the country will be required to notify regulators within 36 hours after an organization suffers a qualifying "computer-security incident." What does this mean for banks, and what are the likely challenges?
Recent incidents affecting the sensitive information of tens of thousands of individuals underscore the ongoing threats and risks facing organizations that handle health and other delicate personal information, including a community health center and a social services agency.
The American Dental Association allegedly was hit with an attack by new ransomware group "Black Basta." ADA is the latest medical professional organization to have a cyber incident disrupt services and potentially affect members' information. Tenet Health also experienced a cyberattack last week.
The U.S. telecom carrier T-Mobile has confirmed that the Lapsus$ ransomware group has breached its internal network by compromising employee accounts. The company says hackers did not steal any sensitive customer or government information during the incident.
Solara Medical Supplies has agreed to pay $5 million and implement a host of security improvements under a proposed settlement of a consolidated class action lawsuit involving a 2019 phishing incident that affected sensitive information of more than 114,000 individuals.
No question, the COVID-19 pandemic has been devastating for healthcare professionals. But it also has brought new opportunities for IT and security leaders to exercise unprecedented influence on healthcare enablement. Anahi Santiago, CISO of ChristianaCare, discusses this enormous responsibility.