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How to defend against insider threats

First off, what is an insider threat in healthcare? An insider threat is an individual inside an organization discovered to have been accessing healthcare records without authorization. Healthcare companies must take steps to reduce the potential for insider threats, which is their top source of security incidents.

  • David Brewer
  • Jun 4, 2018

Healthcare: Prevent insider threats

Healthcare is the only industry where insider threats pose the greatest threat to sensitive data, with 58 percent of security incidents coming from people working within the organization itself. Here’s a look at five ways to prevent such breaches. #1 Educate – The workforce (meaning all healthcare employees) must be educated on allowable uses and […]

  • David Brewer
  • Jun 4, 2018

Nation-state hackers inflict destructive malware

A destructive, new malware has surfaced in at least 500,000 home and business routers across 54 countries. Security researchers warned that the infected devices could “self-destruct” as the said malware named VPNFilter can maintain presence even after a successful reboot. How VPNFilter Works Talos cited the vulnerable devices as Linksys, MikroTik, Netgear, and TP-Link networking […]

  • David Brewer
  • Jun 1, 2018

New malware infects SOHO routers worldwide

Talos recently warned that at least half a million routers have been endangered by a new form of malware called VPNFilter. After an earlier version targeted devices in Ukraine, VPNFilter has spread rapidly in around 54 countries, affecting home and small business routers. How VPNFilter Works Talos cited the vulnerable devices as Linksys, MikroTik, Netgear, […]

  • David Brewer
  • Jun 1, 2018

Malware hits 500k IoT devices, Talos reports

A week ago, leading cyber threat intelligence team Cisco Talos reported that no less than 500,000 IoT devices in up to 54 countries were infected by new malware called VPNFilter. An earlier version, believed to be launched by a nation-state, targeted Ukraine. How VPNFilter Works Talos cited the vulnerable devices as Linksys, MikroTik, Netgear, and […]

  • David Brewer
  • Jun 1, 2018

“Black Dot of Death” locks iOS messaging app

People who use iPhones, iPads, and Macs are at risk of encountering a Unicode attack that can cause the messaging app to crash and lock up the device. The good news is a workaround has been found which can restore the state of said Apple products. What is going on?

  • David Brewer
  • May 31, 2018