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Seven Tips for Protecting Your Internet-Connected Healthcare Devices

Seven Tips for Protecting Your Internet-Connected Healthcare Devices: Cybersecurity Awareness Month October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month, which is led by the U.S. government’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) in conjunction with the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA)—a national non-profit focused on cybersecurity education & awareness. McAfee is pleased to ...

Consumer Threat Notices

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 ...


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 ...


Large Healthcare Company Standardizes on McAfee ENS 10.5 and McAfee MOVE AntiVirus to Protect 100,000+ Physical and Virtual Endpoints

Security Engineer Scott M. knows that for organizations like his, a large North American healthcare company, information security defenses must continually adapt to face new threats and to accommodate business or industry changes—else risk dire consequences. That is why his company is beefing up its endpoint defenses by migrating from ...

Consumer Threat Notices

Doctoring Data: Why Cybercriminals Have Their Eye on Healthcare

Fun fact: your healthcare data is worth roughly 10 times as much as your credit card number. Well, to a cybercriminal at least. Why the value increase, you may ask? Insurance fraud—and a lot of it. Which translates to a lot of billing for fake treatments and stolen prescriptions. And ...


Cyber-Attacks on Healthcare: Where Greed is More Powerful Than Ethics

This week, a group of cybercriminals lowered the ethics bar by extending their attacks on the healthcare sector, beyond providers such as hospitals and clinics, to a non-profit cancer support organization. Little Red Door provides diagnostics, treatment, and supplies to under-served cancer patients. Sadly, this is just the latest example ...


Measuring the ROI of Better Threat Defense: A Healthcare Study

This blog was written by Barbara Kay. In the absence of hard figures, improved threat detection can be difficult to sell to executive management, especially when competing with mandated projects and buzzword-rich initiatives. We’ve created a program that helps CISOs influence and drive urgency through quantifiable business outcomes that speak ...

Executive Perspectives

Healthcare Organizations Must Consider The Financial Impact Of Ransomware

Sometimes the impact of an attack can extend well beyond the attack itself. McAfee’s five-year threats projection report predicted that ransomware would become a major growth area, given higher ransom “returns” achievable from organizations suffering the potential loss from paralyzed organizational systems. By Q1 of 2016, these predictions have already ...

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 ...

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