Cyber Threats

Last week I saw two ugly scenarios play out that did nothing positive for healthcare or its mission to protect patient information. The first incident involved escalations of the cyber threats healthcare organizations face. We were introduced to the hacker “The Dark Overlord” who had hacked multiple hospitals and then attempted to extort them for […]

Yes. But not for much longer unless the industry shifts to an automated security and zero trust model. When it was first applied to the cybersecurity industry some 15 years ago, defense in depth revolutionized the business. Today, the idea of using a collection of security countermeasures to protect a network is an accepted best […]

Rising threats against government computer networks have made it necessary to hive off Web surfing from public servants’ work computers, Minister for Communications and Information Yaacob Ibrahim said yesterday. Dr Yaacob also told Parliament that there have been more targeted cyber attacks on government networks since a security breach of the Foreign Affairs Ministry’s IT […]

Offers to sell patient records with protected health information on the “Dark Web” market represent a new level of threat for healthcare organizations trying to protect health information, offering further monetary inducement to hackers trying to access records. The addition of a new potential for profiting from hacking could increase the “demand” side of the […]

As the risk of cyber crime intensifies, most large organizations are still not prepared to deal with the onslaught of digital attacks, according to a new report. Countering cyber crime will require collaboration among government, businesses and law enforcement, sharing intelligence, resources and practices to match the agility of criminals gangs, researchers concluded. The study, […]

House Committee on Small Business Chairman Steve Chabot of Ohio highlighted the high risk cyber-threats pose to small businesses in a hearing Wednesday, saying the federal government needs to do more to prevent cyber-attacks. A study conducted by Verizon found a whopping 71 percent of cyber-attacks occurred in businesses with less than 100 employees. Chabot noted the […]

The FortiExpress, a state-of-the-art cyber security center, will be on-site at TBNG Consulting Milford, CT (PRWEB) July 07, 2016 Fortinet’s FortiExpress, a cyber threat detection center on wheels, is headed to TBNG Consulting in Milford, CT on July 22nd from 1-4pm. The custom 18-wheeler offers a state-of-the-art, Threat Detection Showcase and Demo Center. Security experts […]

In February, hackers pulled off one of the largest bank heists in history. Hackers gained access to the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication, or SWIFT, the system used by central banks to authorize monetary transfers. From there they sent money transfer requests to the tune of $951 million from the Central Bank of Bangladesh to […]

The European Parliament has voted to adopt a set of measures aimed at bolstering resilience to digital threats and improving cybersecurity cooperation and info sharing across its 28 Member States. The Directive on Security of Network and Information Systems (NIS) was proposed back in 2013 but agreed by the European Commission yesterday and adopted by the parliament […]