Educating the Future of Cybersecurity

As cyber attackers evolve with the times, so too will those who fight back—and as one summer camp knows, it all starts with the next generation. This year, with money from a recently awarded National Science Foundation and National Security Agency grant, Harford Community College in Maryland launched its GenCyber Smart Camp for middle schoolers. […]

The Latest and Strangest Security Risk

Last week, we discussed endpoint protection for mobile devices, and how cybersecurity threats tend to crop up in the most unexpected places. Now, based on an August report, we know that you may be overlooking another mundane but crucial vulnerability in your organization: the office printer. A Saturday panel at DEF CON, the hacking convention […]

Securing Mobility in Medicine

The healthcare industry is taking on mobility to modernize for the digital age, but with this step forward comes a host of vulnerabilities and threat vectors determined to set you several steps back. Providers with a plan to evolve their mobile strategy need to be prepared to address the cybersecurity risks that come with it. […]

Teams Face Off in Cybersecurity Simulation

Cyber attacks tend to target the places you least expect. But cybersecurity professionals across the country are dedicated to preparing for any and all points of vulnerability, as evidenced by the latest version of the annual weeklong test “Cyber Flag.” As a tactical exercise series for U.S. Cyber Command, Cyber Flag simulates a conflict between […]

Tallying Healthcare Breaches

Despite leaps and bounds in cybersecurity tech, healthcare continues to be one of the most at-risk industries in the business sector. All one has to do is look at the “wall of shame,” the Department of Health and Human Services’ HIPAA Breach Reporting Tool website. Several large incidents have been added in the past few […]

Understanding Capital One’s Cybersecurity Crisis Response

Major security breaches tend to make the news for all the problems caused by the attack—but what about what we can learn from the solutions? In March, a data breach to Capital One servers exposed the personal information of nearly 106 million customers and applicants. The breach included about 140,000 Social Security numbers and 80,000 […]

Making Cybersecurity a Team Effort

When it comes to setting new standards in the world of cybersecurity, teamwork has proven itself to be invaluable. From private companies to foreign allies, U.S. lawmakers are pushing for cooperation in creating decisive policies to address some of cybersecurity’s biggest dilemmas, including baseline standards for connected devices, 5G, and incident response. Jason Boswell, head […]

Examining Top Two Cybersecurity Threats

In the digital age, the ability to review and respond to cyber threats is more important than ever. And as healthcare systems become increasingly reliant on technology, cyber attacks become more prevalent risks, particularly with the uptick in new methods designed to infiltrate your networks. To minimize the risk of successful attacks, IT security teams […]

Ransomware as a Service

If you’re familiar with cyber attacks, you’re probably familiar with ransomware, a form of malware designed to deny access to a computer system and encrypt sensitive data until a “ransom” is paid. Ransomware has its origins in the early stages of the cyber world, and over time, its effects have only gotten more vicious. But […]

Healthcare’s First Financial Concern: Cybersecurity

Your organization’s finances can be affected by a variety of factors; everything from client engagement to marketing is critical to consider. But most recently, studies have shown that the most important issue for healthcare providers may also be the one you are least prepared to address: cyber attacks. As of July 30, 2019, the average […]