Healthcare

Digital diagnosis: Why are email security breaches escalating in healthcare?

Last year, 1 in 3 people in the US were hit by healthcare data breaches in a record year for cyber-attacks on the sector, while this year has already seen one of the most serious attacks in history when Change Health was hit by ransomware gang ALPHV. The ongoing digitalization of health services data may […]

Cybersecurity in the Healthcare Sector: Best Practices for Preventing Today’s Attacks

Change Healthcare, a Nashville-based company that offers healthcare data analytics and revenue cycle management services, was hit with a cyberattack in February. Initial reports predicted network disruptions might last until the end of that day “at least.” More than a month later, the financial and human toll of the cyberattack is still being felt — […]

Windows 11 new update bolsters cybersecurity of healthcare

Windows 11, Microsoft’s latest operating system, has recently introduced an update aimed at enhancing the protection of healthcare IT environments and safeguarding patient data from evolving cyber threats. While contemporary firewalls, anti-malware tools, and threat monitoring solutions are adept at managing security challenges in the online realm, the constant evolution of threats demands continual innovation. […]

Leveraging Hybrid Cloud Solutions for Enhanced Cybersecurity in Healthcare

In the ever-evolving landscape of healthcare, where the digitization of patient records and sensitive data is paramount, the need for robust cybersecurity measures has become more critical than ever. One innovative approach gaining momentum in the healthcare sector is the adoption of hybrid cloud solutions. In this article, we explore how hybrid cloud technology is […]

American healthcare looses $78 billion to ransomware attacks

A recent report by Comparitech reveals that the healthcare sector in the United States has incurred staggering losses of $78 billion due to ransomware attacks. These losses are primarily attributed to the significant downtime experienced by healthcare companies over the past six to seven years, spanning from 2016 to 2023. The comprehensive study conducted by […]

The Emerging Cyber Threat: SEO Poisoning’s Impact on Healthcare Cybersecurity

In an increasingly digital age, cybersecurity concerns have permeated every sector, with the healthcare industry being no exception. While traditional cyber threats like malware and data breaches have long been a focus, a new menace has begun to emerge on the horizon: SEO poisoning. This article delves into the potential threat posed by SEO poisoning […]

The Transformative Power of Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has emerged as a disruptive force across various industries, and its potential impact on healthcare is nothing short of revolutionary. With advancements in machine learning and data analytics, AI has the ability to transform healthcare delivery, improve patient outcomes, and enhance overall efficiency. This article explores the key areas where AI is […]

Healthcare providers prefer paying ransom in ransomware attacks

Healthcare providers are opting to pay a ransom in the event of ransomware attacks, instead of recovering it from data backups. The reason is as it is easy and guarantees 100% encrypted data return- Of course, as per their perspective! According to the data released by Sophos that was also commissioned by global market research […]

Wiper malware threat to the healthcare sector in US and Ukraine

Microsoft has issued a serious warning to companies serving the healthcare sector in the United States and Ukraine. And the alert is related to a wiper malware that has the potential to disrupt the IT infrastructure on an entire network. John Riggi, the National Advisor for Cybersecurity at the American Hospital Association, said that the […]

Ransomware attack on US Fertility Clinic exposes patient data

A ransomware attack reportedly exposed files related to a US Fertility Clinic in April this year and news are now out that the victim managed to recover its data from the threat actor and has taken assurance from the malware spreading gang that the accessed information was deleted permanently from their servers after successful negotiations. […]

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