Ransomware

News, Tips and Best Practices for Avoiding and Responding to Ransomware

  • Ransomware Preparedness Checklist

    Ransomware Preparedness Checklist

    Ransomware is a trending topic for healthcare in 2020. The following checklist delivers tips and best practices to enhance your posture when dealing with ransomware.

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  • Welcome To Your Worst Day Ever: A Ransomeware Preparedness Seminar0:00

    Welcome To Your Worst Day Ever: A Ransomeware Preparedness Seminar

    The threat of a ransomware incident in healthcare looms over the minds of many healthcare, executives and boards. Those who have already had the misfortune to deal with a ransomware incident will like

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • How CynergisTek is Helping Defend Against Ransomware

    How CynergisTek is Helping Defend Against Ransomware

    With the announcement last week from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on...

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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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  • Executive-level Briefing Regarding Ransomware Attacks with Caleb Barlow22:24

    Executive-level Briefing Regarding Ransomware Attacks with Caleb Barlow

    Watch our executive-level briefing regarding the increased and imminent cyber threat to US hospitals and healthcare providers issued by the HHS, CISA, and FBI.

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  • Don't click any button...even the 'No' button.

    Don't click any button...even the 'No' button.

    Cyberwire’s latest podcast features Caleb Barlow as he discusses the recent story of the death of a woman due to hospital ransomware.

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  • US Treasury: Paying Ransomware Gangs Could Violate Regulations

    US Treasury: Paying Ransomware Gangs Could Violate Regulations

    Caleb Barlow provides commentary on The Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control warning companies that they could be fined for paying or facilitating ransom payments to cyber-criminal gangs.

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  • Attack on Universal Health Services a cry for change

    Attack on Universal Health Services a cry for change

    Caleb Barlow, CEO of CynergisTek provides his expertise in this article regarding the Universal Health Services ransomware attack.

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  • Netwalker, the Powerful New Strain of Ransomware Used Against Equinix

    Netwalker, the Powerful New Strain of Ransomware Used Against Equinix

    Caleb Barlow discusses the recent ransomware attack on Equinix infrastructure disclosed earlier this month. Equinix stated it has been fully contained, with no customers affected and no data loss.

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  • Lessons from the ransomware death: Prioritize cyber emergency preparedness

    Lessons from the ransomware death: Prioritize cyber emergency preparedness

    Caleb Barlow provides commentary which discusses the recent ransomware attack at Duesseldorf University Clinic (UKD) in Germany that led to the death of a patient.

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