HEALTHCARE INFOSECURITY NEWSLETTER

December 2018

[Blog] Delta Risk CEO Scott Kaine Featured On “Insights & Intelligence” Cloud Security Podcast

Lauren Bellero, deltarisk.com, December 3, 2018

Delta Risk CEO Scott Kaine was featured in a cloud security podcast last week as part of The Chertoff Group’s new “Insights & Intelligence” series. In the podcast, Kaine talks about how companies can safely move to the cloud, and key considerations for cloud security. The weekly podcast covers discussing cyber security, technology, security issues, and policy with host Katy Montgomery and guest thought leaders.

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2018 In Review: Healthcare & Cyber Security

infosecurity-magazine.com, December 4, 2018

The healthcare industry is one of the biggest targets for hackers and other bad actors, given the massive amount of personal data these organizations have in their possession and the critical nature of the environment. To put this into context, in 2017, more than 5.6 million patient records were breached.

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Inspector General’s Report Documents Security Flaws at Arizona Medicare MCOs

scmagazine.com, November 29, 2018

A recent risk assessment of information systems at two Arizona-based Medicaid managed care organizations turned up 19 vulnerabilities. Collectively, the flaws were related to remote network access and several other areas.

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Study Ranks Healthcare and Insurance as Worst Custodians of Personal Data

securityboulevard.com, November 29, 2018

Phishing remains a key attack vector for bad actors to compromise not just individual user accounts, but also to establish a foothold in the entire infrastructure of a given organization. This is possible because attackers know one thing very well: a company’s first line of defense, its staff, is also its weakest security layer.

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Data Breach Hits 2.6 Million Atrium Health Patients

securityweek.com, November 28, 2018

Atrium Health, formerly Carolinas HealthCare System, provides a wide range of healthcare and wellness programs in the Southeast of the United States through more than 40 hospitals and 900 care locations. The organization learned on October 1 that AccuDoc, which provides billing and other tech services to the healthcare sector, had detected unauthorized access to its databases.

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Ransomware Infects Hospitals in Ohio, West Virginia

cyberscoop.com, November 27, 2018

Ransomware has infected two hospitals in Ohio and West Virginia. The attack affected the Ohio Valley Medical Center and East Ohio Regional Hospital. The attack prevented the two hospitals from receiving patients via ambulance through at least part of Thanksgiving weekend.

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Why Healthcare’s Spike in Cloud Adoption Raises Questions for Hospitals & Security Practitioners

hitconsultant.net, November 27, 2018

Cloud adoption in the healthcare industry has nearly doubled in since 2016, up from 30.9 to 57.3 percent in 2018. At the same time, with the adoption of new technologies, the door is often left open for nefarious actors to take advantage of misconfigurations and careless employee practices that leave data exposed.

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Who is Responsible for IoT Security in Healthcare?

csoonline.com, November 26, 2018

The next big challenge in cybersecurity will undoubtedly be to secure the billion-plus (and growing) internet-of-things (IoT) devices around the globe, which exponentially expand the attack vector across the increasingly interconnected IT sector. The problem with nipping IoT-leveraged attacks in the bud is that the devices themselves are “soft” targets, unprotected and vulnerable.

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[Webinar] Why Your SIEM Won’t Work for Your SaaS Applications

If you missed this week’s webinar, you can still sign up to view the on-demand version! Get insights on why the move to the cloud requires new security solutions in today’s hybrid IT environments.

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