Healthcare cybersecurity

Cybersecurity and the healthcare industry

Any notion that the healthcare industry might be safe from cybersecurity attacks evaporated last May with the WannaCry ransomware attack. Victims of that cyberattack included Canada’s Lakeridge Health, individual hospitals in Slovakia and Indonesia, and Britain’s National Health Service. Like many of the other organizations that were hit badly in the attack, these groups in … Continued

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How seriously are businesses taking cybersecurity?

It’s just over a year since the WannaCry ransomware attack targeted private business and public organizations around the world, with high-profile victims including FedEx, German rail company Deutsche Bahn, and the UK’s National Health Service. The seriousness and sheer volume of cybersecurity threats in the past year has shown no sign of abating; according to statistics … Continued

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Cybersecurity Is More Important Than Ever For Healthcare Companies

For many years, credit card companies and large brands were the main targets of hackers. However, this is changing. Though they are still being targeted, there has been a rise in the number of cyber attacks that are concentrating on health organizations. The number of cybersecurity breaches within health organizations has only started to rise … Continued

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Web tracking could represent cybersecurity threat

A team of cybersecurity researchers from Princeton University have warned that web tracking firms could be in a position to abuse password mechanisms to compromise individuals’ usernames and email addresses, heightening the risk of cybersecurity breaches. Many popular browsers, including Firefox, Chrome and Safari, feature login managers which individuals can use to save and autofill … Continued

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Report exposes reasons behind cybersecurity vulnerabilities

A new report on cybersecurity reveals that simple human error remains one of the principal vulnerabilities that leave organizations open to cyberattacks. The research, carried out by leading cybersecurity and antivirus provider Kaspersky Lab, found that carelessness by employees was at the root of 46 percent of data breaches in the past year. The researchers … Continued

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Cybersecurity issues will likely worsen in 2018

There’s no denying that 2017 was a bad year for cybersecurity. A report from Malwarebytes revealed that the overall volume of attacks had increased by 96 percent from the previous year, with a number of high-profile cyberattacks – such as May’s WannaCry ransomware attack – making news headlines worldwide. So can we expect a reprieve … Continued

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Cyber security threats to watch out for in 2018

From worldwide ransomware attacks to data breaches such as that suffered by credit-reporting giant Equifax, 2017 has shown us that cybersecurity threats continue to be a very real danger to businesses of all sizes. With cybercriminals becoming increasingly more sophisticated in their attacks against individuals, businesses, and other institutions, here are what we believe will … Continued

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