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.

  • Why It's Time to Reassess IAM in Healthcare

    Why It's Time to Reassess IAM in Healthcare

    David Finn offers commentary for this piece, which covers unique operational requirements and the different segments of healthcare that can also face different difficulties with IAM.

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  • CMMC and the Cyber Future of America's Defense Industrial Base

    CMMC and the Cyber Future of America's Defense Industrial Base

    In this Interview, Caleb Barlow discusses CMMC and major defense contractors' future with cyber security.

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  • Helping Healthcare Organizations Tackle Cybersecurity Threats

    Helping Healthcare Organizations Tackle Cybersecurity Threats

    Ben Denkers, EVP of operations at CynergisTek, discusses CynergisTek's dynamic cybersecurity and privacy solutions to help our healthcare clients build an approach that responds every day.

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  • CARES Act and changes to how substance use disorder records are shared

    CARES Act and changes to how substance use disorder records are shared

    Marti Arvin, Executive Advisor at CynergisTek, shares her comments on the uncertain impacts of the changes to the CARES Act.

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  • Four CMMC actions to take right now

    Four CMMC actions to take right now

    Caleb Barlow discusses ways to improve CMMC readiness once the DoD comes knocking.

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  • Classifying Critical Infrastructure – Caleb Barlow, CynergisTek

    Classifying Critical Infrastructure – Caleb Barlow, CynergisTek

    In this video, Caleb Barlow discusses what qualifies as critical infrastructure, and what’s getting left out.

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  • Pipeline cyberattack raises concerns over critical U.S. infrastructure security

    Pipeline cyberattack raises concerns over critical U.S. infrastructure security

    In this Interview, Caleb Barlow, CEO of CynergisTek discusses the recent pipeline cyberattack and how organizations can invest even more in cybersecurity to prevent an attack.

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  • Scripps Health patients frustrated after May 1 cyber attack

    Scripps Health patients frustrated after May 1 cyber attack

    Caleb Barlow, CEO of CynergisTek discusses the need for healthcare organizations to invest even more in cybersecurity, as well as the importance of multi-factor authentication.

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  • ER Physician Association Hacked

    ER Physician Association Hacked

    Marti Arvin covers the American College of Emergency Physicians, which says a "malware" attack affected tens of thousands of the group's current and former members.

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  • CynergisTek’s Barlow: We Need to Think About COVID-19 Data-Related Breaches Going Forward

    CynergisTek’s Barlow: We Need to Think About COVID-19 Data-Related Breaches Going Forward

    Caleb Barlow provided commentary for this article, where he shares his perspectives about the recent breach at Atascadero State Hospital in California.

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  • A look at Darkside ransomware. Ransomware attacks on schools are up. REvil hits Acer. California state employee exposes COVID patient data.

    A look at Darkside ransomware. Ransomware attacks on schools are up. REvil hits Acer. California state employee exposes COVID patient data.

    Caleb Barlow offers commentary on the recent story about a California state employee exposing the COVID-19 test and tracking data of more than two thousand people.

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  • California breach highlights contact tracing data vulnerabilities

    California breach highlights contact tracing data vulnerabilities

    Caleb Barlow offers commentary on the recent story about a California state employee exposing the COVID-19 test and tracking data of more than two thousand people.

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  • ‘Accountability framework’ proposed to promote secure health care practices

    ‘Accountability framework’ proposed to promote secure health care practices

    David Finn covers a new report from the CyberPeace Institute highlighting the toll that cyberattacks are taking on the health care industry.

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  • Data extortion attempts signal new era for ransomware tactics

    Data extortion attempts signal new era for ransomware tactics

    Caleb Barlow covers a new report from Crowdstrike revealing that 97 healthcare organizations victimized by ransomware attacks using extortion in 2020.

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  • Healthcare Cybersecurity Sets New Course of Action in 2021

    Healthcare Cybersecurity Sets New Course of Action in 2021

    Caleb Barlow discusses how the increase in cyberattacks compromises both patient safety and weakens trust in the healthcare sector and how they must implement a three-point action plan to change.

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  • Cybercriminals post health system employee information online

    Cybercriminals post health system employee information online

    Caleb Barlow details how a hacker group known for ransomware attacks posted sensitive employee files online following a cyberattack at a New Mexico health system.

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  • Ransomware Attack's Economic Impact: $67 Million

    Ransomware Attack's Economic Impact: $67 Million

    Marti Arvin discusses ransomware attacks and other disruptive cyber incidents that have been surging in the healthcare sector, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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  • Workplace violence: Key considerations for healthcare entities

    Workplace violence: Key considerations for healthcare entities

    Marti Arvin discusses difficulties working in the healthcare industry and additional environmental stressors which can affect healthcare workers as well as patients and their families.

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  • Mobile health apps leak sensitive data through APIs, report finds

    Mobile health apps leak sensitive data through APIs, report finds

    Ben Denkers provides commentary for this piece, focused on a recent report from cybersecurity researcher Alissa Knight and mobile security company Approov.

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  • 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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