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How to Work Smarter, Safer Online in Public Places

Telecommuters are everywhere. They’re at the local coffee shop, fast food restaurant and bookstore. In fact, according to Gallup’s Work and Education …


FBI special agent: Bureau can help hospitals fight cyber threats

M.K. Palmore, FBI assistant special agent in charge of San Francisco's Cyber Branch, also describes a fast-evolving threat landscape, explains cyber …


Hospitals can make medical devices up to 70% safer, Mayo exec says

But there is no killer app to solve the whole problem of unsecured legacy devices.

Mayo Clinic

GE Partners With Harvard Hospitals To Harness Artificial Intelligence In Medicine

General Electric’s healthcare division will partner with the corporate parent of two of Harvard University’s teaching hospitals to develop artificial intelligence products for medicine. The goal: to leverage the company’s dominant position in medical imaging into a new ownership of medical AI.<p>“We …

Artificial Intelligence

Inside the Motivations Behind Modern Cyberattackers

Attackers seeking money, dominance, and data are banding together and sharing infrastructure to target businesses.<p>Today's organizations have a few …


Meet EternalRocks, WannaCry’s Scarier Successor

Security researchers have identified a new strain of malware that targets the same vulnerability that helped ransomware spread to computers across …


5 Security Lessons WannaCry Taught Us the Hard Way

There is a lot more the security industry should be doing to protect our systems and data from cyber blackmail.<p>The scope and severity of the fallout …

Migrating health data to the cloud: locking down security

Healthcare organizations need to look – and perhaps even study and scrutinize security issues – before leaping to the cloud, according to Shane …

Health Care Technology

AI Works Better with Human Intelligence, Too

In healthcare, machine learning may yield fast, accurate insights. But humans are still better able to detect ridiculous anomalies and discover …

Why We Need a Data-Driven Cybersecurity Market

NIST should bring together industry to create a standard set of metrics and develop better ways to share information.<p>Imagine you're the chief …

WannaCry ransomware hit fewer than 10 US victims, DHS says

While security experts were expecting a second wave of attacks this week, the outbreak has begun to slow.


Despite ransomware siege, 80% of consumers trust healthcare with their data

Ponemon Institute found high level of trust despite healthcare accounting for 34 percent of all data breaches.


Windows 10 tip: Stop using the horribly insecure SMBv1 protocol

For years, Microsoft has been recommending that you disable the vulnerable SMBv1 protocol. The recent WannaCry ransomware outbreak underscores the …


Denial-of-service attacks on healthcare poised to explode

A recent Neustar report found denial-of-service attacks on healthcare increased 13 percent in the last year, and the U.S. faced 14 percent more …


Change Your Passwords: 560 Million Email Credentials Have Been Leaked

You know by now that you should be changing your passwords regularly— every day there seems to be another cyber security crisis. If you haven’t …

You were warned: Ransomware experts saw this coming

In the last 6 months, experts have been warning that ransomware is on the rise after an uptick in attacks in 2016. But Friday's global ransomware …


Fed workers overwhelmingly feel naked…digitally

In conjunction with 451 Research, Thales has released its second annual data security research brief. The 2017 Thales Data Threat Report, Federal Edition indicates that 96% of federal workers believe they are “very” or “extremely” vulnerable to data breaches. This number is larger than all other …


How US healthcare spent the weekend protecting against WannaCry

Many set up command centers and feverishly worked to roll out patches to gird against the global ransomware crisis.

Health Care Technology

WannaCry highlights worst nightmare in medical device security

Among the many lessons that will come out of the massive cyberattack might be a rethink of common patching practices.


75% of health orgs live below cybersecurity poverty line

SAN FRANCISCO — After attending a meeting with the Health and Human Services Department and security experts, Kaiser Permanente Chief Technology Risk …


The FTC cracks down on tech support scammers

The FTC said most of the targets followed the same basic pattern of misconduct. That is, they would cause consumers’ computers to display ads that …


5 tenets of an anti-phishing culture for healthcare

Any hospital can adopt these to bolster their cybersecurity posture, according to Fernando Martinez, chief digital officer of the Texas Hospital …


Keylogger Discovered in Some HP Laptops

5/11/2017<br>03:05 PM<p>50%<p>50%<p>Researchers discovered the audio driver in some HP laptops contains a tool to record and save users' keystrokes.<p>Researchers at …

Information Security

If You Still Use Windows XP, Prepare For the Worst

As a vicious new strain of ransomware swept the UK’s National Health Service yesterday, shutting off services at hospitals and clinics throughout the …


Microsoft issues WannaCry security patch for XP, blasts US for 'stockpiling vulnerabilities'

In a rare move, the software company has made rolled out security updates for its no-longer-supported Windows XP operating system.


There's a Massive Ransomware Attack Spreading Globally Right Now [Updated]

A ransomware attack is quickly spreading across the globe rendering vital systems inaccessible.<p>Friday morning, the Twitter account MalwareHunterTeam …


HIPAA breach fines: It's time to rethink this mess

When the Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights slaps hospitals with a hefty fine for a data breach, from where does that …

Verizon DBIR Shows Attack Patterns Vary Widely By Industry

It's not always the newest or the most sophisticated threat you need to worry about, Verizon's breach and security incident data for 2016 shows.<p>Among …


93,000 patient records exposed by Pennsylvania provider

Harrisburg Gastroenterology said suspicious system activity triggered discovery that an unauthorized person could have accessed patient data.