The Department of Health and Human Services is warning the healthcare sector about ongoing attacks involving SamSam ransomware that have impacted at least eight U.S. organizations so far this year. What mitigation steps are recommended?
It's a complicated cybersecurity ecosystem for most organizations, which manage dozens of third-party relationships. Yet, they often rely on manual processes to manage their security risks. Sam Kassoumeh of SecurityScorecard discusses the value of automated security ratings.
CISOs increasingly are summoned to present to their Boards of Directors. But too often these presentations fail to frame the right topics with the right metrics, says Jacob Olcott of BitSight. He offers advice for maximizing the opportunity in front of the Board.
Organizations need to carefully assess - and then verify - the data security controls their existing - and prospective - vendors have implemented, says privacy and security expert Rebecca Herold, who offers a range of vendor management tips in an in-depth interview.
A recent alert from the Department of Homeland Security warning of vulnerabilities in certain medical imaging products from GE Healthcare is a reminder to other medical device makers and healthcare entities about the risks posed by hardcoded and default credentials.
Although more organizations are adopting cloud access security broker technology, CASB policy templates and runbooks, as well as best practices, are still evolving, says Rohit Gupta, group vice president for cloud security products at Oracle Corp.
When working with cloud service providers, healthcare organizations must take responsibility for security practices rather than relying on the vendor, says Sonia Arista, a security consultant who formerly was CISO at Tufts Medical Center. She's a featured speaker at the HIMSS18 conference.
After suffering one of the worst data breaches in history, in which 145.5 million U.S. consumers' personal details were stolen, credit bureau Equifax has hired Jamil Farshchi to serve as its new CISO. Farshchi joins from Home Depot, which hired him after suffering a massive data breach.
As a long-time security leader, Qualys CISO Mark Butler has watched the evolution of security tools and platforms. The best-of-breed approach still has value, but also has failed us, he says. How can automation and orchestration provide new business value?
Patch or perish to protect against Meltdown and Spectre attacks, and prepare to keep patching as Intel, AMD and ARM, as well as makers of devices running Apple, Google and Windows operating systems, including Apple iOS and Android smartphones and tablets, continue to refine their fixes.
From GDPR to the NIST Cybersecurity Framework, vendor risk management is a key component of every new piece of cybersecurity guidance. Yet, security leaders still struggle to inventory and assess their strategic partners. Sam Kassoumeh of SecurityScorecard explores the challenges.
Every new cybersecurity regulation includes at least some emphasis on improving vendor risk management. But what happens when vendors balk at the extra degree of scrutiny required? Moffitt Cancer Center's Dave Summitt describes his risk-based approach to business associates.
The healthcare sector should consider adopting cybersecurity best practices implemented in the financial sector, especially those related to supply chain security and information sharing on cyberattacks, says security expert Greg Garcia.