ISMG Editors’ Panel: First Fatality Linked to Ransomware?Discussion Also Addresses the Importance of Product Security
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.
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.