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Healthcare email fraud: Attack attempts jump 473% over two years

Proofpoint found that healthcare organisations were targeted in 96 email fraud attacks on average in Q4 2018 – a 473 percent jump from Q1 2017. More than half of these


Phishing, Humans Root of Most Healthcare Attacks

Across healthcare organizations in the US, malicious actors are successfully leveraging phishing attacks to initially gain access to networks, according to findings from the 2019 HIMSS Cybersecurity Survey published by the Healthcare Information


Healthcare Cybersecurity Preparedness Tops HHS Priority List

Recently, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (“HHS”) issued guidance for healthcare cybersecurity best practices.  As required under the Cybersecurity Act (CSA) of 2015, this four-part guidance was generated by a Task


Hyperconverged infrastructure – is healthcare ready?

In over 30 years of healthcare IT experience, there has been at least one constant: the need to deliver solutions quickly and more cost effectively.This requirement has only escalated over

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Healthcare Industry Reminded to Heed Cybersecurity: New “Industry Standard” Guidance

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) observes that the US healthcare system lost $6.2 billion dollars as a result of data breaches in 2016, and that 4 out

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Top Five Data Breaches of 2018 in the Healthcare Sector

Over the last year, several data breaches and massive cyber attacks rocked the healthcare sector. The sector witnessed some of the its biggest breaches in 2018. Threat actors and hacker


Get Rid of your Database Security “Hairball” with Database Security 2.0

The increasing sophistication of threats and the on-going evolution of database technology has made database security one of the most elusive tasks to do well. Traditional database security implementations (called

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ADHA reports ‘My Health Record’ hit by 42 data breaches in 2017-2018

My Health Record recorded 42 data breaches between July 1, 2017, and June 30, 2018. ADHA reported that most of the data breaches were due to attempted Medicare fraud. The


HIMSS new cybersecurity report: Christmas virus, holes in Kubernetes and the year’s worst passwords

Forget lumps of coal, the new nasty cybersecurity stocking stuffer comes in the form of a Christmas virus, or rather a few of them. And those aren’t the only unwelcome


Healthcare Employees Aware of Ransomware Threats

In a new survey of North American healthcare employees, Kaspersky Lab found that ransomware has hit nearly a third of companies more than once. Findings of the report, Cyber Pulse: The State of