RYUK: Healthcare on Alert

As if the COVID-19 pandemic were not enough to worry about, the FBI and Department of Homeland Security have issued an unprecedented warning of an “imminent cybercrime threat to US hospitals and healthcare providers.”   Intelligence indicates that a Russian ransomware group known as UNC1878 is planning to deploy ransomware nicknamed “Ryuk” to more than…

Never Too Small to Lose the Security War

  Healthcare organizations will spend more money on IT security in 2018 than ever before. But the statistics suggest these cybersecurity warriors may be taking one step forward and two steps back. Comparing U.S. Department of Health and Human Services HIPAA violation data for calendar year 2017 versus unofficial tallies year to date, it would…

IoMT: Keep Up or Clean Up

When your smart thermostat fails, your home may get a little overheated. The breach of a security camera might result in a break in or a stolen package off the front porch. But failure of an Internet-connected heart monitor or the hacking of a device configured to remind an elderly patient to take their hypertension…