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Hackers Launching DNS Infrastructure Hijacking Campaign, Feds Warn

January 11, 2019 - Hackers are targeting Domain Name System (DNS) infrastructure with a global hijacking campaign across all sectors, according to a new alert from the Department of Homeland Security National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center. The cybercriminals are using compromised credentials to modify the location where the victim organization’s domain name resources resolve....


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Homeland Security Gains Cybersecurity Agency with New Legislation

by Jessica Davis

The House of Representatives unanimously passed legislation on Monday, establishing the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency with the Department of Homeland Security. The Senate passed the bill in October, and it now heads to...

Threat Intelligence Sharing Essential for Healthcare Cybersecurity

by Elizabeth Snell

The National Health Information Sharing and Analysis Center (NH-ISAC) constantly stresses the need for threat intelligence sharing in the healthcare sector, especially as cybersecurity threats grow increasingly...

Federal Cybersecurity Program Funding Urged in Letter to Congress

by Elizabeth Snell

The Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) federal cybersecurity program will greatly benefit from increased funding in Fiscal Year 2019, according to a trio of lawmakers. Reps. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas), Jim Langevin (D-R.I.) and...

NH-ISAC, Anomali Partner to Improve Secure Healthcare Data Sharing

by Elizabeth Snell

Having a more seamless secure healthcare data sharing process is at the driving factor behind the National Health Information Sharing and Analysis Center (NH-ISAC) and Anomali recently partnering together. The organizations want...

Stronger Healthcare Cyber Hygiene Can Improve Patient Safety

by Elizabeth Snell

HHS’ Office of Inspector General (OIG) should create an exemption allowing donations of training/education services, software, and technology to improve healthcare cyber hygiene, according to the Association for Executives in...

Avoiding 5 Common Healthcare Data Security Holes in 2018

by Bill Kleyman

Healthcare data security is an ever-evolving engine, oftentimes struggling to keep up with the demands of the digital world. However, as fast as healthcare IT keeps moving forward, security must absolutely be at the forefront. Breaches...

HIMSS: NIST CSF Can Improve Healthcare Cybersecurity Infrastructure

by Elizabeth Snell

NIST’s second draft of its Cybersecurity Framework (the Framework) is overall a positive step toward improving the nation’s cybersecurity, according to comments from HIMSS. However, there is room for some improvement to ensure...

How Compliance, Data Security Needs Shift with Big Data Push

by Elizabeth Snell

Numerous companies are working to evolve their database ecosystems through cloud and big data initiatives, and are subsequently facing an increasing number of compliance and data security needs. Recent research found though that not many...

How Automation Aids Data Security, Improves Patient Satisfaction

by Bill Kleyman

Want to know a common trend I’ve seen in pretty much every single healthcare customer I’ve worked with? Data. And I mean a lot of data. Healthcare organizations are producing vast amounts of data from a variety of points....

Evolving Cybersecurity Threats, Protecting Data Top HHS Challenges

by Elizabeth Snell

Adequately addressing the industry’s current cybersecurity threats is a key aspect to one of the major management and performance challenges for HHS, the Office of Inspector General determined in its annual report. OIG’s 2017...

3 Ways All-Flash Could Benefit Your Healthcare Data Security

by Bill Kleyman

Working with healthcare data security over the past couple of years has been really interesting. First of all, we’re seeing a bit of a redesign happening around efficiency, user optimization, and improved systems that are capable of...

Focusing on Healthcare IoT Security with Expanding Market

by Elizabeth Snell

The Internet of Things (IoT) is quickly becoming a more attractive option to organizations across sectors, but IoT security, standards, interoperability, and cost are still key concerns for executives, a recent report...

Improving Efficiency with Healthcare Data Center Infrastructure

by Bill Kleyman

There have been some big advancements when it comes to data center infrastructure design and architecture. Cloud computing, converged infrastructure, and network advancements have all contributed to greater levels of density and...

Transforming How Employees Approach Healthcare Data Security

by Bill Kleyman

Some of the biggest trends in today’s healthcare world revolve some form of digital revolution, including in healthcare data security. What’s really amazing about this is that almost every initiative is unique to the...

Recent Executive Order to Strengthen Federal Cybersecurity

by Elizabeth Snell

Improving federal cybersecurity, specifically in the nation’s networks and infrastructure settings, is the key focus in a recent executive order President Trump signed earlier this week. Federal network cybersecurity must be...

IT Security Workers Expect IoT Cybersecurity Attack Increase

by Elizabeth Snell

As more industries, including healthcare, continue to implement connected devices in critical infrastructure segments, there will likely be an increase in Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) cybersecurity attacks, according to a recent...

National Cybersecurity Strategy Suggested in New Report

by Elizabeth Snell

Improving cyber hygiene and working to reduce and control cyber crime are just two of the cybersecurity strategy recommendations from the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in its recent Cyber Policy Task Force...

What Should Entities Expect for Healthcare Security in 2017?

by Bill Kleyman

We can spend the entirety of this article discussing all of the breaches, security holes, and data loss that happened within healthcare this year alone. There are plenty of examples around encryption, physical device loss, lost user...

Study Finds Cyberthreat Data Overwhelming to Security Workers

by Elizabeth Snell

While more organizations are likely looking for the best options to combat evolving cybersecurity threats, a recent study found that the majority of security professionals are overwhelmed by the amount of cyberthreat data that they...

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