FDA: Make Medical Device Cybersecurity a Top Priority

  At the end of December, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued new guidance for medical device cybersecurity. The new guidance encourages medical device developers and producers to make cybersecurity of networked medical devices a top priority throughout the product development lifecycle. It did not take long after the  At the end of December, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued new guidance for medical device cybersecurity. The new guidance encourages medical device developers and producers to make cybersecurity of networked medical devices a top priority throughout the product development lifecycle. It did not take long after the

Massachusetts Publishes Archive of Yearly Data Breaches

The Massachusetts Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation has published an archive of yearly data breaches, which provides data breach statistics collected by the office from 2007 to the present. These statistics clearly show that data breaches are on the rise in Massachusetts. Since 2007, in which there were 30The Massachusetts Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation has published an archive of yearly data breaches, which provides data breach statistics collected by the office from 2007 to the present. These statistics clearly show that data breaches are on the rise in Massachusetts. Since 2007, in which there were 30

Watch Netflix? Beware of the Latest Email Phishing Scam

A Netflix phishing scam has been identified and users in the United States are being cautioned about an email that targets credit card information and other personal data. A California-based cyber-security firm recently identified a phishing email campaign affecting the popular video streaming service’s customer base. This latest attack isA Netflix phishing scam has been identified and users in the United States are being cautioned about an email that targets credit card information and other personal data. A California-based cyber-security firm recently identified a phishing email campaign affecting the popular video streaming service’s customer base. This latest attack is

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Top Ten Healthcare Data Breaches of 2016

2016 was unkind when it comes to health care system data breaches. The top ten healthcare data breaches of 2016 affected more than 16 million people. There were more than 300 incidents of hacking and data security breaches throughout the year. The federal government tracks instances of healthcare data breaches2016 was unkind when it comes to health care system data breaches. The top ten healthcare data breaches of 2016 affected more than 16 million people. There were more than 300 incidents of hacking and data security breaches throughout the year. The federal government tracks instances of healthcare data breaches

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Medjacking is a Real Threat to Health Care Systems

Medjacking, or medical device hijacking, is a new kind of cybersecurity threat to health care systems. Medjacking involves hacking into medical devices using backdoors to access software on the device. Since many of the vulnerable medical devices, such as life-support equipment and diagnostic equipment, use older or standard operating systems,Medjacking, or medical device hijacking, is a new kind of cybersecurity threat to health care systems. Medjacking involves hacking into medical devices using backdoors to access software on the device. Since many of the vulnerable medical devices, such as life-support equipment and diagnostic equipment, use older or standard operating systems,

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How Do Hackers Gain Access to Computer Systems?

For many, the concept of system hacking is foggy, and few know how hackers gain access to computer systems. Cyber attacks have been evolving for decades. Once regarded as exploratory curiosity, hackers would access systems without permission only to see if they could. Hacking has converted over time into aggressiveFor many, the concept of system hacking is foggy, and few know how hackers gain access to computer systems. Cyber attacks have been evolving for decades. Once regarded as exploratory curiosity, hackers would access systems without permission only to see if they could. Hacking has converted over time into aggressive

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Update: New York Cybersecurity Regulations Delayed

New York cybersecurity regulations were to take effect on January 1, 2017, as proposed by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, which we wrote about here. But after leaders in the financial community voiced concern over the rules in late December, the effective date for the new cybersecurity regulations has been pushedNew York cybersecurity regulations were to take effect on January 1, 2017, as proposed by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, which we wrote about here. But after leaders in the financial community voiced concern over the rules in late December, the effective date for the new cybersecurity regulations has been pushed

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Yahoo Data Beach: One Billion Users Exposed

The Yahoo data breach is one of the largest cyber security hacks to happen to date. Yahoo recently announced that it was the victim of a cyber attack in August of 2013, and this revelation could have an impact on Yahoo’s potential sale to Verizon. Yahoo revealed that more than oneThe Yahoo data breach is one of the largest cyber security hacks to happen to date. Yahoo recently announced that it was the victim of a cyber attack in August of 2013, and this revelation could have an impact on Yahoo’s potential sale to Verizon. Yahoo revealed that more than one

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Cyber Security Best Practices

Attention to Detail and Diligence are Critical When Dealing with Cyber Security If the data breaches of the last couple of years are any indication, cyber security and data breaches will continue to make headlines in 2017. Most data security breaches are the result of an oversight somewhere in theAttention to Detail and Diligence are Critical When Dealing with Cyber Security If the data breaches of the last couple of years are any indication, cyber security and data breaches will continue to make headlines in 2017. Most data security breaches are the result of an oversight somewhere in the

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New Ransomware Offers Victims a Hobson’s Choice: Pay Up or Infect Two Colleagues

There is a new ransomware making the rounds that offers victims a Hobson’s choice: Popcorn Time ransomware. This ransomware gives the victim a choice: either pay the ransom amount to gain access to his or her data, or choose to pass the ransomware on to two unsuspecting colleagues. It hardlyThere is a new ransomware making the rounds that offers victims a Hobson’s choice: Popcorn Time ransomware. This ransomware gives the victim a choice: either pay the ransom amount to gain access to his or her data, or choose to pass the ransomware on to two unsuspecting colleagues. It hardly