Welcome to #Incidentoftheweek!! It always seems like there is never enough hours in the day, especially within the cybersecurity space where you time is better spent ensuring systems have the most updated patches, and your data is secure from potential attacks. So to make it easy for you we started the initiative #IncidentoftheWeek to make sure you can easily (and quickly) stay on top of all of the latest trends, topics and news within the cyber space.
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Due to the coronavirus' quick spread and international attention it is no surprise it has quickly become a trending topic across the globe. Because of this attention it is more important now than ever before that healthcare organizations ensure their data is secure from potential cyber attacks.
Over the past few weeks we have already seen cyber criminals taking advantage of the current pandemic by embedding trojans or worms in documents posing as information on COVID-19, or by taking advantage of organizations as they transition their workers into work from home programs. There was even an attempted hacking attack on the World Health Organization!
Healthcare Organizations have the responsibility of ensuring their patients data is safe from potential cyber attacks during this pandemic. To help these organizations during this time H-ISAC has partnered with RiskRecon, a Mastercard Company, to provide all healthcare organizations with free cybersecurity rating assessments.
To learn more about this new program, H-ISAC and RiskRecon view our latest copy of Incident of the Week!
This week we saw vulnerabilities in GE's patient monitors, NIST Ransomware guides, The State of the Phish report saw 65% of organizations victim to phishing attacks in 2019 and EPIC releases a statement and recommendations for new rules.
December 31st, 2019 marked the end of the decade. As much as we wish it were true, the end of the decade did not bring the end of cyber attacks.
As we go forward into 2020 healthcare is seeing a shift away from ransomware attacks as the #1 attack on the healthcare industry, health data breach lawsuits are becoming more common, rising tensions with Iran poses a threat on the cyber security of hospitals and health systems and digital imaging servers are still vulnerable to cyber attacks