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The most recent and newsworthy healthcare cybersecurity headlines, articles and blog posts in industry publications featuring our team of healthcare privacy and security experts.

  • HHS Rule Changes Allow for Cybersecurity Donations

    HHS Rule Changes Allow for Cybersecurity Donations

    Marti Arvin discusses the final rule federal regulators issued containing provisions that allow hospitals and healthcare delivery systems to donate cybersecurity technology to physician practices.

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  • Healthcare Supply Chain the Weak Link for Security

    Healthcare Supply Chain the Weak Link for Security

    In this article David Finn discusses the need for leaders to take time to understand where their systems’ weaknesses lie and ensure vendors prioritize security and data privacy.

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  • CynergisTek API Sentry: Helping healthcare organizations manage API-related risks

    CynergisTek API Sentry: Helping healthcare organizations manage API-related risks

    This article covers the recent announcement of our new API Sentry service, developed specifically for healthcare organizations to manage the risks associated with APIs within their environment.

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  • Haunted virtual meetings. AWS APIs share vulnerabilities. US Intelligence Community conducts post mortem 2020 foreign election interference.

    Haunted virtual meetings. AWS APIs share vulnerabilities. US Intelligence Community conducts post mortem 2020 foreign election interference.

    Cyberwire’s latest podcast features Caleb Barlow as he discusses reclassifying the internet as critical infrastructure.

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  • Eye Care Center Operator's Customer Data Hacked

    Eye Care Center Operator's Customer Data Hacked

    David Finn offered commentary, which covers U.S. unit of Italian-based eyewear maker and eye care center conglomerate Luxottica has reported a hacking incident affecting over 829,000 people.

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  • Digital Transformation Can Help Healthcare Organizations Struggling In A Pandemic

    Digital Transformation Can Help Healthcare Organizations Struggling In A Pandemic

    This article covers the need for digital transformation in healthcare organizations since the pandemic began and covers data from CynergisTek's 2018 Annual Report.

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  • Drug Infusion System Flaw Could Lead to Attack

    Drug Infusion System Flaw Could Lead to Attack

    Carrie Whysall covers hospitals dealing with COVID-19 cases, having to resort to manual operation of any medical devices which could potentially result in delays and disruptions to patient care.

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  • Breach Lawsuit Spotlights Complex Vendor Issues

    Breach Lawsuit Spotlights Complex Vendor Issues

    Marti Arvin offered commentary for this article, which covers the lawsuit filed by Zoll Medical against IT vendor Barracuda Networks in the wake of an email server migration mishap.

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  • Waves of attacks on US hospitals show a change in tactics for cybercriminals

    Waves of attacks on US hospitals show a change in tactics for cybercriminals

    Caleb Barlow provides quotes for this article, which focuses on the FBI’s recent warning and how cybercriminals are continuously adapting their attack tactics.

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  • Call in the National Guard: Entities Respond to Threats

    Call in the National Guard: Entities Respond to Threats

    Caleb Barlow discusses the recent call to Vermont's National Guard to help the University of Vermont's Health Network respond to a cyberattack that has disrupted services.

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  • Dealing with Ransomware Attacks in Healthcare: 5 CEOs Respond

    Dealing with Ransomware Attacks in Healthcare: 5 CEOs Respond

    Caleb Barlow breaks down strategic actions that the healthcare sector should follow in light of the recent ransomware attacks on US hospitals and gives suggestions on what to do now and in the future.

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  • Ransomware Threats Show Hospitals Aren't Prepared

    Ransomware Threats Show Hospitals Aren't Prepared

    Caleb Barlow provides commentary for this article, which highlights hospitals’ lack of preparation for ransomware, as well as the recent FBI/CISA advisory.

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  • CynergisTek CEO Barlow: The Current Hospital Ransomware Crisis Is “Pretty Alarming”

    CynergisTek CEO Barlow: The Current Hospital Ransomware Crisis Is “Pretty Alarming”

    In the wake of the nationwide ransomware attacks being launched against U.S. hospitals, CyngergisTek CEO Caleb Barlow shares his perspectives on the urgent need for IT security leaders to act now.

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  • ‘Picture this’: CynergisTek CEO paints bleak picture of ransomware attacks against hospitals

    ‘Picture this’: CynergisTek CEO paints bleak picture of ransomware attacks against hospitals

    Caleb Barlow discusses the recent FBI/CISA advisory and shares a list of helpful actions that hospitals can take to better prepare themselves in the short and long term.

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  • Cybersecurity advisory a 'call to arms' for healthcare CIOs

    Cybersecurity advisory a 'call to arms' for healthcare CIOs

    Caleb Barlow discusses the FBI’s warning last week that cybercriminals have carried out a string of ransomware attacks against US hospitals and could be poised to launch even more.

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  • A massive hacking network that Microsoft and the US military tried to stop last month is already back — and it could be a bad sign for Elect

    A massive hacking network that Microsoft and the US military tried to stop last month is already back — and it could be a bad sign for Elect

    Caleb Barlow discusses in this article the FBI’s warning last week that cybercriminals have carried out a string of ransomware attacks against US hospitals and could be poised to launch even more.

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  • CBS San Francisco Discusses the Recent Imminent Cyber Threat to US Hospitals and Healthcare Providers

    CBS San Francisco Discusses the Recent Imminent Cyber Threat to US Hospitals and Healthcare Providers

    Caleb Barlow explains how hackers are attempting to take down hospitals and the scope of the problem on CBS San Francisco KPIX News on the recent imminent cyber threat to healthcare providers.

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  • Privacy Concerns with Telehealth Should Prompt Review

    Privacy Concerns with Telehealth Should Prompt Review

    David Finn, Executive Vice President at CynergisTek, contributes this article, where he covers CynergisTek’s telehealth survey results.

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  • Ransomware Attack Hits Clinical Trial Software Vendor

    Ransomware Attack Hits Clinical Trial Software Vendor

    David Finn, Executive Vice President at CynergisTek, makes a guest appearance on this podcast episode to discuss the results of CynergisTek’s Annual Report.

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  • Whom Can We Trust to Safeguard Healthcare Data?

    Whom Can We Trust to Safeguard Healthcare Data?

    Marti Arvin offers commentary for this article which covers CynergisTek’s privacy survey results, and also questions the current state of safeguards healthcare data in general.

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