Consumer

Ransomware Attacks: Cybercriminals Pinpointing Healthcare Organizations

No One is Invisible to Ransomware Attacks: Cybercriminals Pinpointing Healthcare Organizations   In this challenging time, cybercriminals have their eyes on consumers and institutions alike. Malicious groups have increased their targeting of hospitals and healthcare entities to take advantage of deepening resource strain. Many of these groups are using ransomware attacks to compromise hospital systems, locking up patient ...

Endpoint Security

How to Apply the Lessons of 2019 to the Security of 2020

What keeps executives up at night? According to the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) 2019 Executive Opinion Survey, it’s cyberattacks. When reflecting on 2019, it’s clear why that is. From healthcare and insurance to manufacturing and telecommunications, cybercriminals spared no industry from their schemes, with a few key verticals bearing the ...

Podcast

ST07: Protecting IP in Healthcare with Andrew Lancashire and Sumit Sehgal

For episode seven, we have returning guest, Andrew Lancashire, joined by Chief Healthcare Technical Strategist, Sumit Sehgal, where they discuss protecting intellectual property with an emphasis on the healthcare industry.

Data Security

Data Privacy and Security Risks in Healthcare

Healthcare is a business much like all verticals I work with; however, it has a whole different set of concerns beyond those of traditional businesses. The compounding threats of malware, data thieves, supply chain issues, and the limited understanding of security within healthcare introduces astronomical risk. Walking through a hospital ...

McAfee Labs

80 to 0 in Under 5 Seconds: Falsifying a Medical Patient’s Vitals

With the explosion of growth in technology and its influence on our lives, we have become increasingly dependent on it. The medical field is no exception: Medical professionals trust technology to provide them with accurate information and base life-changing decisions on this data.

McAfee Labs

Global Malware Campaign Pilfers Data from Critical Infrastructure, Entertainment, Finance, Health Care, and Other Industries

McAfee Advanced Threat Research analysts have uncovered a global data reconnaissance campaign assaulting a wide number of industries including critical infrastructure, entertainment, finance, health care, and telecommunications. This campaign, dubbed Operation GhostSecret, leverages multiple implants, tools, and malware variants associated with the state-sponsored cyber group Hidden Cobra. The infrastructure currently ...

Data Security Executive Perspectives McAfee Partners

How McAfee Embedded Security Helps Medical Device Manufacturers

The blog was written by Tom Moore. Like other Internet of Things (IoT) devices, medical equipment is a vulnerable attack surface. By 2018, it’s expected that sales of medical devices will exceed 14 million units—more than five times the sales of 2012.1 Network- and cloud-connected medical devices used in clinical ...

Family Safety

How to Protect Your Child from Identity Theft in 8 Easy Steps

With all the things to knock out on your parenting to-do list, when’s the last time you thought to monitor the status of your child’s identity? If you look at the growing risks, monitoring your child’s identity — starting as early as birth — could become as important as regular ...

Enterprise

Over 7,000 Patients’ Data Compromised in Bronx Lebanon Hospital Data Breach

While all of us were focusing on the massive WannaCry ransomware attack that hit more than 150 countries last Friday, other breaches managed to fly under the radar, including one large data breach that impacted the Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center in New York City. The breach exposed the records of ...

Enterprise

A New Angle on Cyber-attacks: Medical Conditions Become Targets

When reading the news over the past few days, the following article posted by the Washington Post triggered something in me: ‘Seizure-inducing tweet leads to a new kind of prosecution’. In short, the case is about a journalist named Kurt Eichenwald, who suffers from epilepsy and received a Tweet late ...

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