Archive for April, 2017

Are Healthcare Providers Putting All Their Eggs In One Basket?

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

Want to know why databases are dangerous? It’s as simple as putting all your eggs in one basket. If something happens to that basket, you’re out of eggs. But when it comes to databases, those eggs are people’s information. Email addresses, phone numbers, and full names are stored in a database and also happen to […]

Are Banks in Trouble?

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

With rising concerns over troubled financial institutions, many people may decide that burying their money in the desert a la Heisenberg might be a more practical solution than trusting their bank.  However, it might not be time – not just yet, anyway. Regardless of the many bankruptcies, takeovers, and mergers, most of our banks are still […]

How the Government Told the World You Left Your Window Open

Tuesday, April 18th, 2017

Imagine that your neighbors agreed to look after your home while you were away on vacation.  Now imagine that they noticed a window was unlocked, and instead of locking it for you, they posted on Facebook about seeing it unlocked, leaving your home vulnerable to anyone who may have read the post. Now let’s say […]

Build A Wall Around Your Data, Not a Fence

Monday, April 17th, 2017

In the past, we’ve told you about how manufacturers won’t make safer IOT devices until consumers demand it. We’ve also told you that downloading apps without verifying them might not hurt you now, but is the first crack that will lead to a larger breach in the future. Unfortunately, those facts are now combining into […]

Some Good IT Security News for Healthcare Providers-For a Change

Monday, April 17th, 2017

Given the state of Healthcare IT security, if you’re in the healthcare industry you could probably use some good news. We recently posted an article on Blockchain and how it could be Healthcare’s answer to ransomware attacks. Blockchain worked by storing data in thousands of different places and also created unalterable records. That means that […]

Bank Website Stolen by Hackers

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

When you log into a bank website, you probably don’t spend too much time worrying about the security of your information, right? How would you feel if a bank’s entire online presence had been compromised and was sending you malware? That’s what happened to one Brazilian bank. They didn’t just get hacked or hijacked, they […]

Chicago Med Faces Ransomware

Monday, April 10th, 2017

You know an issue is getting big when it’s featured on a primetime network TV show. That’s just what happened on a recent episode of NBC’s Chicago Med, where the hospital faces the fallout of becoming a victim of ransomware. You can watch the full episode for free here on Hulu.  

The Cracks in Your Network that Could Turn into Gaping Holes

Monday, April 10th, 2017

We often talk about hackers who breach networks and completely shut them down or steal personal information, but if every hack was that damaging most people would have sworn off technology by now. Even though every week we hear about another company that’s had a breach that will cost them millions, there are thousands of […]

The Best Thing to Happen to Hospitals in the Last Year?

Thursday, April 6th, 2017

It’s no secret that 2016 was a rough year for cybersecurity in the medical field. 21st century Oncology leaked 2.2 million patients’ information. Premier Healthcare lost unencrypted records for 200,00 patients. Hollywood Presbyterian Medical center shelled out $17,000 after a ransomware attack. And just to name a few. But when we look back on 2016, […]

Don’t Get Caught Off Guard with PCI DSS Compliance

Monday, April 3rd, 2017

There are a ton of people out there who hear about hacking and assume that since they’re an average person at a small company, they’ll never have to worry about cybercrime. In their mind, as long as they protect their identity online and cancel any lost credit cards they’ll never have to deal with the […]