Application Security , Breach Notification , Critical Infrastructure Security

ISMG Editors’ Panel: First Fatality Linked to Ransomware?

Discussion Also Addresses the Importance of Product Security
Clockwise, from top left: Tom Field, Anna Delaney, Marianne Kolbasuk McGee and Dan Gunderman

In the latest weekly update, four editors at Information Security Media Group discuss important cybersecurity issues, including the importance of product security, the impact of ransomware on healthcare sector entities during the pandemic and thinking about cybersecurity awareness creatively.

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The editors - Tom Field, senior vice president, editorial; Anna Delaney, director, productions; Marianne Kolbasuk McGee, executive editor, HealthcareInfoSecurity; and Dan Gunderman, staff writer, news desk - discuss:

  • Highlights from an interview with vice president and CISO Nicole Ford of Carrier, the multinational home appliances manufacturer, who discusses developing security as a product;
  • The case of a woman who has sued an Alabama hospital, alleging her newborn daughter did not receive proper care and eventually died because of a ransomware attack;
  • U.S. President Biden's statement on Cybersecurity Awareness Month, which reiterates his administration's efforts to curb cyberattacks and bolster the federal government's security posture.

The ISMG Editors' Panel runs weekly. Don't miss our previous installments, including the Sept. 24 edition discussing the rise of quadruple extortion attacks and the Oct. 1 edition discussing protecting Active Directory from ransomware attacks.


About the Author

Anna Delaney

Anna Delaney

Director, ISMG Productions

An experienced broadcast journalist, Delaney conducts interviews with senior cybersecurity leaders around the world. Previously, she was editor-in-chief of the website for The European Information Security Summit, or TEISS. Earlier, she worked at Levant TV and Resonance FM and served as a researcher at the BBC and ITV in their documentary and factual TV departments.




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