New Zealand private health insurer Accuro says an investigation into a cyber incident at a third party IT infrastructure provider so far has not revealed evidence of a data breach affecting its 34,000 customers. Customers should expect delayed service in claims processing.
With the surge in ransomware and other major hacking incidents affecting third-party suppliers, it is more critical than ever for healthcare sector entities to diligently scrutinize threats and risks involving their vendors, says Denise Anderson, president and CEO of the Health-ISAC.
The U.S. federal government says the Cuba ransomware gang actively targets critical infrastructure and that its criminal efforts have netted it $60 million so far. The group has recently modified its techniques, says an alert from the FBI and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency.
A hacking incident at a cloud-based electronic health records software vendor affects dozens of the company's pediatric practice clients and more than 2.2 million of their patients and other individuals. The breach spotlights several common but serious risks.
The Conservative U.K. government said it will propose updates to the country's main cybersecurity regulation, including a requirement for the private sector to reimburse the public sector for enforcement activities. The government downplayed concerns that it could create perverse incentives.
The need for AWS security has increased as S3 buckets have evolved from a dumping ground for data to the home for critical cloud-native applications, says Clumio co-founder and CEO Poojan Kumar. Information in S3 buckets is susceptible to both accidental deletions and cyberattacks.
In the latest weekly update, ISMG editors discuss ways organizations commonly founder when implementing a zero trust strategy, what the latest version of India's digital data protection bill means for CISOs, and how a 2022 data breach confirmed by Twitter may be worse than initially thought.
Web3 companies are under attack by cybercriminals all year. After a compromise occurs, how should organizations respond? In Part 2 of this interview, Martin Derka of Web3 security firm Quantstamp discusses short-term and long-term mitigation steps and how to defend against cryptocurrency theft.
Resiliency is a core topic in OWASP's Mobile Application Security Verification Standard. What's key context to know? Dan Shugrue of Digital.ai discusses how to deepen a DevSecOps program by training developers in code obfuscation, anti-tamper, RASP and monitoring.
Based on known ransomware attacks against the healthcare sector, here's good news: The volume of attacks seems to have declined, says Allan Liska, a principal intelligence analyst at Recorded Future. Unfortunately, most such attacks not only trigger downtime but include the theft of patient data.
Is a four-month delay between learning your systems were breached and notifying affected customers acceptable? After spotting an attack in August, private utility South Staffordshire Water in England is only beginning to alert customers that they're at risk of identity theft.
Zscaler has notched large, multiyear, multipillar deals as the economic downturn prompts clients to seek replacements for expensive legacy point products, says CEO Jay Chaudhry. Clients are increasingly buying Zscaler's secure web gateway, private access and digital experience tools as one bundle.
The Russia-based ransomware gang behind the hack of Australia's largest private health insurer says it posted a full set of stolen data. The Australian Information Commissioner said it will probe the insurer's personal information handling practices.
Federal regulators issued a warning to healthcare entities and their tech vendors that the use of tracking code embedded in patient portals that transmit patient information to third-parties could be a violation of HIPAA and punishable with monetary fines.
Security, observability and search vendor Elastic will shrink its workforce by 13% due to small and medium businesses reducing their purchases amid the economic downturn. Elastic will lay off nearly 400 of its 3,056 employees as it adopts an automated, low-touch motion for SMB customers.