After months of review, a Georgia-based healthcare system has determined that a cyberattack last year exposed the protected health information of more than 278,000 individuals. Meanwhile, federal regulators have issued an alert about advanced persistent threats.
Several industry groups have offered suggestions - ranging from better cyber information sharing to new regulatory "safe harbors" for entities complying with best practices - in response to Sen. Mark Warner's recent request seeking ideas for improving healthcare sector cybersecurity.
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Legislation introduced last week would give the U.S. Senate's sergeant at arms responsibility to help secure the personal devices and online accounts used by senators and their staff to help ward off cyberattacks and other threats.
The advent of IoT devices and IT/operational technology integration have dramatically expanded the attack surface. And as a result, the definition of threat intelligence is changing, says Vishak Raman of Cisco.
The ISMG Security Report features Chris Painter, commissioner of the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace, discussing cybersecurity policy for the 2020 U.S. elections. Plus, an update on the cost of the Norsk Hydro ransomware attack and the challenges of controlling real-time payments fraud.
Buyer beware: A new study shows used USBs offered for sale on eBay and elsewhere may contain a wealth of personal information that could potentially be used for identity theft, phishing attacks and other cybercrimes.
A decade or more ago, this would have been unthinkable: Microsoft developing an anti-malware platform for macOS. But Windows Defender ATP is now available for Macs via a limited preview. Microsoft says the move will help protect customers running non-Windows machines.
Federal regulators and medical device maker Medtronic have issued new warnings about cybersecurity vulnerabilities in certain cardiac devices from the manufacturer that could potentially allow attackers to manipulate the products' functionality, posing safety risks to patients.
Attackers have hit North Carolina's Orange County with ransomware for the third time in six years. Government officials say IT teams have been working overtime to restore systems, and that no data has been lost.
Aluminum giant Norsk Hydro has been hit by LockerGoga ransomware, which was apparently distributed to endpoints by hackers using the company's own Active Directory services against it. To help safeguard others, security experts have called on Hydro to release precise details of how it was hit.
The FDA is generally on the right track in updating guidance for the cybersecurity of premarket medical devices. But a variety of changes are needed, say some of the healthcare sector companies and groups that submitted feedback to the agency.