CTEK in the News

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

  • Seven Strategies From The Pandemic To Protect Healthcare From Ransomware

    Seven Strategies From The Pandemic To Protect Healthcare From Ransomware

    Caleb Barlow discusses the rise of ransomware attacks in healthcare and breaks down seven strategies that can protect healthcare organizations from ransomware.

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  • Ransomware and EHR Systems: A Dangerous Mix

    Ransomware and EHR Systems: A Dangerous Mix

    David Finn offers commentary for this piece, which details the dangerous effects of ransomware on EHR systems.

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  • Hackers Calling Fair Game on Healthcare Institutions

    Hackers Calling Fair Game on Healthcare Institutions

    Caleb Barlow discusses the onslaught of ransomware attacks in 2020 and how healthcare institutions should up their security infrastructure to protect themselves.

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  •  Inspiration, investigation, and deplatforming: notes from the Capitol Hill riot.

    Inspiration, investigation, and deplatforming: notes from the Capitol Hill riot.

    US Congress members report devices stolen during the capital riot. Online inspiration for violence seems distributed, not centralized. Caleb Barlow examines protocols for handling inbound intel.

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  • Ransomware Attacks in Healthcare Surging

    Ransomware Attacks in Healthcare Surging

    David Finn discusses Check Point’s new data showing that ransomware and other cyberattacks on healthcare entities globally have increased by about 45% in the last two months.

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  • Clinical Trials at Risk: Mitigating against Cyberattack

    Clinical Trials at Risk: Mitigating against Cyberattack

    Caleb Barlow details the COVID-19 pandemic increased risk of cyberattacks for clinical trial sponsors and vendors and describes how cyberattacks have evolved over the last several years.

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  • From weaponized AI to threats against the vaccine rollout, here are 6 cybersecurity trends to watch in 2021

    From weaponized AI to threats against the vaccine rollout, here are 6 cybersecurity trends to watch in 2021

    Caleb Barlow, CEO of CynergisTek, predictions on healthcare cyberattacks was featured in this recent article.

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  • FDA Seeks Comment on Guidelines to Prevent Hacking of Medical Devices

    FDA Seeks Comment on Guidelines to Prevent Hacking of Medical Devices

    David Finns offers his expertise for this piece, which details the FDA’s recent paper, called Communicating Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities to Patients: Considerations for a Framework.

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  • Telehealth Is The Future But May Also Be Healthcare Security’s Achilles' Heel

    Telehealth Is The Future But May Also Be Healthcare Security’s Achilles' Heel

    Caleb Barlow, CEO of CynergisTek details the advantages of telehealth, as well as the security issues it simultaneously brings to the healthcare industry.

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  • 12 Key Employee Protocols To Help Businesses Safeguard Digital Assets

    12 Key Employee Protocols To Help Businesses Safeguard Digital Assets

    Caleb Barlow details tips from members of Forbes Technology Council on vital steps all employees need to take to ensure robust digital security.

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  • Electronic Health Records: Spotlighting Risks

    Electronic Health Records: Spotlighting Risks

    David Finn offered commentary for this piece, which details how electronic health records potentially can be exposed in many ways.

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  • Sizing Up Synthetic DNA Hacking Risks

    Sizing Up Synthetic DNA Hacking Risks

    David Finn details a new study called Cyberbiosecurity: Remote DNA Injection Threat in Synthetic Biology, by security researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel.

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  • 11 Expert Tips For Young Tech Execs Recovering From A Devastating Hack

    11 Expert Tips For Young Tech Execs Recovering From A Devastating Hack

    Caleb Barlow gives actionable tips from leaders in the Forbes Technology Council on how new tech execs can recover from a hack and shore up their defenses.

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  • 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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