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January 2020

[Blog] Our Best Cyber Security Blogs of 2019

Lauren Bellero, deltarisk.com, December 30, 2019 

The team at Delta Risk published many cyber security-related blogs throughout 2019. We’ve blogged about topics such as ransomware, cloud security, next-gen endpoint security, cyber security awareness, and much more. In case you missed any of them, here’s a roundup of our best cyber security blogs of 2019.

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Sinai Health System Alerts 12,500 Patients of Data Breach

beckershospitalreview.com, January 2, 2020

Chicago-based Sinai Health System is notifying 12,578 patients about a security incident that may have exposed their protected health information. In October 2019, the health system discovered that two employees had fallen victim to a phishing attack.

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New Jersey Hospital Chain Pays Attackers to Thwart Ransomware

cyberscoop.com, December 7, 2019

New Jersey’s largest hospital system said it paid an extortion fee to hackers who disrupted medical facilities with a ransomware attack. Hackensack Meridian Health is working to restore its computer systems. Administrators were forced to cancel roughly 100 elective medical procedures.

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Ransomware Attack on Cancer Center of Hawaii Delays Treatments

hipaajournal.com, December 13, 2019

The Cancer Center of Hawaii in Oahu was attacked with ransomware. The attack forced the Cancer Center to shut down its network servers, which meant it was temporarily prevented from providing radiation therapy to patients at Pali Momi Medical Center and St. Francis’ hospital in Liliha.

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Texas Cancer Center Warns 15,000 Patients of Data Breach

beckershospitalreview.com, December 3, 2019

Irving, Texas-based Choice Cancer Care Treatment Center is notifying 14,673 patients of a data breach that may have exposed their protected health information. In May, Choice Cancer Center noticed suspicious activity in a company email account. Upon further investigation with a third-party forensic firm, the center determined that an unauthorized person had gained access to the email account in May 2019.

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[Resources] CISO Guidebook

The role of the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) and Chief Information Officer (CIO) – or anyone who aspires to that role – is changing. It’s becoming increasingly more complex as cyber security threats increase. Our CISO resource center is here to help you and your team to successfully navigate the path. Learn more here.

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