Lessons In Zero Trust Security

When it comes to the increasingly perilous frontier of cyber threats, no one is in the fight alone. But as officials at the Pentagon learned, a solid team defense doesn’t make you exempt from the benefits of Zero Trust, a perspective on cybersecurity that holds everyone accountable regardless of role. In the midst of the […]

Hackers Vs. Hospitals: What You Need To Know

The novel coronavirus is giving cybercriminals a chance to restructure their attacks for vulnerable targets, and hospitals are at the top of the list. More specifically, they’re after patient data—and with an influx of new patients and healthcare organizations working at maximum capacity, the stakes are higher than ever. Across the nation, hospitals cope with […]

Bolstering Security For Small To Midsize Businesses

Public health isn’t the only thing at risk amid the COVID-19 pandemic. For cybercriminals capitalizing on the chaos, small to midsize businesses, or SMBs, are the perfect gambit: smaller firms are less likely to believe themselves an “attractive” target for cyberattacks, which leads them to slack on cybersecurity protections. It’s easy to be lulled into […]

The Way Forward For Pharmacies

The world of cybersecurity after COVID-19 is sure to be a changed one. Although organizations will certainly see large-scale changes in policy and performance, an industry is only as secure as its smallest entities. Nowhere is this more evident than large chain and local pharmacies, where cybersecurity experts have turned a critical eye on pharmacy […]

Staying Secure With Telemedicine

Practicing safe social distancing? Got a health concern that can’t wait? Telemedicine is on the rise, and with complications abound due to COVID-19, the remote health consultation trend has skyrocketed in popularity. To limit in-person interactions with medical staff and stem the risk of exposure, hospitals, clinics, and other specialized health offices have begun offering […]

VPNs: Know The Risks

If you’ve ever worked from home—aptly coined “telecommuting”—chances are you’ve used a VPN, or Virtual Private Network, to connect with your workplace server. VPNs are designed to extend a private network over a public network, making it easy for telecommuters to send and receive data from their home computer without compromising their company server. Now, […]

COVID Cyberattacks Surge

Why might a global pandemic cause an uptick in cyberattacks? The question has more answers than you’d think. Worldwide disruptions are ideal conditions for cyberattackers to operate in, particularly when they cause repercussions across healthcare, economic, social, and political structures. Entire communities have made the move to digital spaces to promote social distancing and protect […]

Communication in the Age of COVID-19

As companies transition to uphold social distancing and protect the health and safety of their employees, it may feel difficult to keep lines of communication open and effective. Public health is an ever-evolving condition, and as in all other aspects of cybersecurity, a dynamic situation calls for a dynamic response. This week, we offer tips […]

Rural Hospital Responds to Ransomware

Having a backup plan doesn’t just keep you up to code; it also ensures that you can continue providing the service your clients have come to expect. A few weeks ago, we examined the attack on Premier Family Medical and what they did to ensure they were able to continue operating as usual. Today, we […]

Auctioning Off Admin Access

In past articles, we’ve investigated in-depth the threat of the cybercriminal economy: stolen data sold and traded on the so-called “dark web,” along with increasingly malicious forms of software (like Ransomware-as-a-Service) distributed with step-by-step instructions for ill-intentioned hackers. Our increasingly digital economy has, in turn, paralleled a growth spurt in these dark web transactions. And […]