INFOSECURITY NEWSLETTER

September 6, 2017

Hackers Breach New York’s Largest Provider With Phishing Attacks

Jessica Davis, healthcareitnews.com, August 31, 2017

Kaleida Health, New York’s largest provider, is once again notifying patients of a phishing incident. This one involves 744 patients. The organization discovered the incident on June 26, when it found an unauthorized third-party gained access to an employee’s email account.

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Healthcare Security Experts Recommend Key Steps IT Leaders Can Take to Protect PHI, Business Continuity

Devesh Panchwagh, deltarisk.com, August 31, 2017

Last week, we hosted a webinar to discuss the challenges healthcare operators face when responding to cyber security incidents. Our presenters were, Michael McKinley, Vice President and General Manager at Delta Risk, Chris Holda, Senior Healthcare IT Consultant, Huntzinger Management Group, and Ed Kopetsky, Chief Information Officer at Stanford Children’s Health and Advisor with Next Wave Health Advisors.

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Cyber Security Basics Still a Component in Managing Digital Risks

Mekhala Roy, searchcio.techtarget.com, August 31, 2017

What is the key takeaway from the report? Kate Kuehn: For me, the report was really a call back to the basics in a world where we talk about a digital revolution, about the fast pace of change and about how companies are really transforming.

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HHS Reviews HIPAA Rules Following Hurricane Harvey

Elizabeth Snell, healthitsecurity.com, August 30, 2017

Healthcare providers can face numerous challenges during natural disasters, including adhering to HIPAA rules while working to provide proper patient care through an emergency. HHS recently released a bulletin to help guide covered entities through declared emergencies, such as the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey in August 2017.

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How to Measure Your Cyber Security Effectiveness — Before It’s Too Late

Thor Olavsrud, cio.com, August 31, 2017

Are you measuring the value and effectiveness of your cybersecurity efforts? Most companies around
the world are failing to do so, according to a recent security measurement index benchmark survey. Without establishing the proper metrics, you’re flying blind.

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It Still Takes 2 Minutes to Have Vulnerable IoT Devices Compromised Online

Catalin Cimpanu, bleepingcomputer.com, August 30, 2017

Almost a year after the emergence of the Mirai botnet, smart devices are still facing a barrage of credential attacks, and a device left connected to the Internet with default credentials will be hijacked in about two minutes.

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7 Things to Know About Today’s DDoS Attacks

Jai Vijayan, darkreading.com, August 30, 2017

DDoS attacks are no longer something that just big companies in a few industries need to worry about. They have become a threat to every business.

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465,000 Patients Need Software Updates For Their Hackable Pacemakers

Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai, motherboard.vice.com, August 30, 2017

Patching has long been one of the most tedious chores for those who want to keep their electronic devices secure or up to date. Sometimes, patches require a restart, disrupting your workflow. Sometimes, patches screw up the software, making it unusable.

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IRS Warns of Emails Spreading Ransomware

Catalin Cimpanu, bleepingcomputer.com, August 29, 2017

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is warning US citizens of a new phishing scheme that poses as official IRS communications in the hopes that victims access a link, download a file, and hopefully get infected with ransomware.

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