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S3 Ep 23.5: An interview with cybersecurity expert John Noble CBE

by Paul Ducklin Can we regulate cyberspace? Is GDPR working? What about encryption? And how to protect healthcare at this critical time? In this special episode of the Naked Security Podcast, we talk to an insightful cybersecurity expert with a storied history in the industry, John Noble CBE: LISTEN NOW . . . Read more

Naked Security Live – How to calculate important things using a computer

by Paul Ducklin Last week, a UK journalist reported an incident that he subtitled with the words, “Hilarious mix-up may have highlighted a potential issue with the vaccine roll-out.” As you probably know, medical mix-ups have a habit of ending badly, especially when they involve automated calculations that determine drug . . . Read more

A Look Ahead at 2021: SolarWinds Fallout and Shifting CISO Budgets

Threatpost editors discuss the SolarWinds hack, healthcare ransomware attacks and other threats that will plague enterprises in 2021. The new year started off with a bang, with the SolarWinds hack revealed in late December acting as a jarring reminder to companies and U.S. government departments alike that cybercriminals continue to successfully . . . Read more

Fired Healthcare Exec Stalls Critical PPE Shipment for Months

A fired Stradis Healthcare employee sought revenge by tampering with shipping data for desperately needed healthcare PPE. The FBI has announced that Christopher Dobbins pleaded guilty and was sentenced to a year in prison for breaching and temporarily disabling the Stradis Healthcare shipping system using a secret account, after being . . . Read more

Ransomware Gang Collects Data from Blood Testing Lab

Apex Laboratory patient data was lifted and posted on a leak site. Apex Laboratory, which provides blood work at home for patients in New York City, Long Island and South Florida, has been hit with a ransomware attack that also resulted in patient data being stolen. Though the company just . . . Read more

Telemed Poll Uncovers Biggest Risks and Best Practices

What are the riskiest links in the virtual healthcare chain? Threatpost readers weigh in as part of an exclusive telemed poll. Healthcare organizations have gone virtual during the COVID-19 pandemic, just like the rest of us – with the use of telehealth services becoming the go-to format for med checks, . . . Read more

Ransomware and IP Theft: Top COVID-19 Healthcare Security Scares

From ransomware attacks that crippled hospitals, to espionage attacks targeting COVID-19 vaccine supply chain, Beau Woods discusses the top healthcare security risks. Healthcare cybersecurity threats have been under the spotlight this past year, in particular with the rise of COVID-19 and the budgetary and resource strains that has put on . . . Read more

Misery of Ransomware Hits Hospitals the Hardest

Ransomware attacks targeting hospitals have exacted a human cost as well as financial. Despite hospitals being on the front lines during the pandemic, bad actors have continued to target them with ransomware. In addition to wreaking havoc on operational processes in medical facilities at the worst possible time, the attacks . . . Read more

Critical, Unpatched Bug Opens GE Radiological Devices to Remote Code Execution

A CISA alert is flagging a critical default credentials issue that affects 100+ types of devices found in hospitals, from MRI machines to surgical imaging.