Truveta, a new big data collaborative research effort involving 14 U.S. healthcare providers, will share de-identified data on millions of patients in an effort to improve treatments through personalized medicine. But the project raises important privacy issues.
Ransomware continues to sting numerous organizations, and the problem only seems to be getting worse. More than ever, the onus is on potential victims to ensure they have essential defenses in place - and if possible, to proactively hunt for attackers who may already be inside their network.
Microsoft has patched a critical vulnerability in Windows that can be exploited by tricking users to visit websites that use a malicious font. The flaw was found by Google's Project Zero bug-hunting team.
Security firm Positive Technologies says more than 6,000 VMware vCenter devices worldwide that are accessible via the internet contain a critical remote code execution vulnerability. VMware has issued recommendations for patching the flaw.
In light of the global shortage of semiconductors, President Joe Biden signed an executive order Wednesday requiring a federal review of supply chain risks for these chips. Also to be reviewed: supply chain risks for information and communications technology and the pharmaceutical industry.
The Senate Intelligence Committee's hearing about the supply chain attack that affected SolarWinds and dozens of other companies and federal agencies answered some questions about what went wrong but also raised four key issues.
The cybersecurity agencies of five countries have issued a joint advisory warning that hackers are exploiting vulnerabilities in the Accellion File Transfer Appliance to steal data and execute ransomware. Australia's Transport for New South Wales and Canada's Bombardier are the latest victims to be revealed.
A California-based eye care provider – which also handles billing and other administrative services for a separate local surgery practice – says its online storage vendor was recently hit by hackers and paid a ransom for the return of patient data stolen from both entities.
A company's Wi-Fi network is an ever-present target for attackers, and the range of risks, particularly in an era of pervasive IoT, continues to grow. Tracie Thompson of HackHunter says rogue access can be difficult to locate and remove.
In an update on the investigation into the SolarWinds supply chain attack, Deputy National Security Adviser Anne Neuberger said the Biden administration is preparing "executive action" to address security shortcomings that have come to light.
In light of the threat of ransomware attacks, healthcare organizations need to take extra steps to ensure their systems are adequately backed up - and that those backups are protected, says Martin Littmann of Kelsey-Seybold Clinic. He'll be a speaker at ISMG's Virtual Cybersecurity Summit: Healthcare.
Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., is demanding more information from the FBI and the EPA about the Feb. 5 hacking of a water treatment facility in Oldsmar, Florida. Meanwhile, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., is requesting that the FBI provide "all assistance necessary" to the investigation.
The key to prioritizing which risk alerts require immediate action is knowing what your most valuable assets are, says Angelo G. Longo, U.S. information security officer for BetMGM, an online sports betting and gaming entertainment company.