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McAfee Labs

Ransomware Targets Healthcare Sector

When we develop threats predictions at McAfee, I personally like to conduct some proper research and base my statements on indicators of what we have seen in the field and what we believe will increase in the next six to 12 months. In the McAfee Labs 2016 Threats Predictions, we ...

Cloud Security

93% of Cloud Services in Healthcare Are Medium to High Risk

New Research Highlights Gap Between Real-World Usage and HIPAA Obligations Today, we released our first-ever Cloud Adoption & Risk in Healthcare Report, with anonymized cloud usage data from over 1.6 million employees at healthcare providers and payers. Unlike surveys that ask people to self report their behavior, our report is the ...

Consumer Threat Reports

To Realize a Better Healthcare System, The IOTs Needs to be Secured

The adage, “an apple a day keeps the doctor away,” has, according to The Washington Post, been around since the 1860s. Its simple, rhythmic cadence is a useful reminder to eat healthy and be well. And since its first introduction, we have vastly improved on our cognizance of both health ...

Enterprise

Networked Healthcare and the Internet of Things: Rewards versus Risks

The Internet of Things (IoT) is upon us and it is not only moving into our homes through our networks and refrigerators, it is also moving into our bodies through networked medical devices. Wearable, temporarily ingested, or even embedded devices for medical treatment, medication and general health and wellness represent ...

Enterprise

White House Executive Order – Removing Barriers to Sharing Threat Information

The latest guidance in the Executive Order on Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity (EO), Section 2, discusses removing the barriers to sharing threat information. It describes how security partners and service providers are often hesitant or contractually unable to share information about a compromise. The EO helps ensure that security partners and ...

Consumer Cyber Awareness

How to Make Telehealth Safer for a More Convenient Life Online

Among the many major shifts in lifestyle during the COVID-19 pandemic, the way we used healthcare was one of the most significant. Providers limited in-person visits, elective procedures were delayed, and we avoided hospitals. In response, we went online and started using telehealth and other virtual solutions in ways we never had before.  Our latest consumer mindset ...

Executive Perspectives

Time to Batten the Cyber-Hatches

We all like to think we’d know what to do if an emergency should occur. In split seconds, we try to recall the ratio of chest compressions to breaths of air learned in bygone health classes or that summer spent lifeguarding. We recognize the importance of a “to go” bag those ...

Mobile and IoT Security

Homes, Not Just Devices: The New Consumer Cybersecurity

Over the last year, our relationship with digital technology has changed completely, and probably irrevocably. The pandemic has been bruising in many different ways, but it has been clear from the very start how important the internet has been as a tool to help us through it. Even just a ...

Executive Perspectives

Why Security is Now the Foundation of Good Customer Experience

What does ‘good customer service’ mean to you in 2021? A friendly greeting when you enter a shop? Quickly fixing any issues with deliveries? Or, perhaps the company you entrust with your data maintaining strong security and privacy practices? It’s been a long time since digital technology was a special ...

Enterprise

McAfee Named a 2021 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for SWG

The McAfee team is very proud to announce that, for the third year in a row, McAfee was named a 2021 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for Secure Web Gateways for its Web Solution. In its announcement, Gartner explains, “The Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice is a recognition of vendors ...

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