Hackers can strike any industry, but there has been an alarming increase in targeted and successful cyberattacks in healthcare. Now, more than ever, it's essential that your healthcare organization is prepared and has strategies in place for managing data breaches. Here are seven strategies to use.
After two sensational years in the public markets during the height of COVID-19, 2022 was a rude awakening for the cybersecurity industry. The four-headed monster of inflation, interest rate hikes, supply chain shortages and the ongoing Russia-Ukraine war dragged most stock prices down.
Many ransomware-wielding attackers are expert at preying on their victims' compulsion to clean up the mess. Witness victims' continuing willingness to pay a ransom - separate to a decryptor - in return from a promise from extortionists that they will delete stolen data. As if.
In his latest rant, Ian Keller, the Troublemaker CISO, decries lazy and bad coding practices, mistakes CISOs may make and unwarranted CISO-blaming by the media, unanswered requests for more funding and staff - and the epic failures all these can produce when a breach happens, as it inevitably will.
Experiencing an attack is only a matter of time. Most organizations are unaware when a breach is made, and threats go undetected for months at a time due to a global lack of visibility, especially when it concerns endpoints. But there are X5 firewall practices to prevent a data breach.
Apple is advancing plans to allow Europeans to access third-party app stores via their iPhone and iPad, as will soon be required under European law. What this means in practice for its vaunted walled garden security model, and whether most users will bother, remains unclear.
Businesses should capitalize on AI, ML and robotic process automation to address every event rather than just ignoring the ones deemed unimportant by a SIEM. Palo Alto Networks founder and CTO Nir Zuk says AI can be used to probe security incidents in real time rather than waiting for a breach.
As the world looks into adapting 5G and studying 6G, satellite IoT is opening a new front for connectivity. There will be a demand for more LEO-based satellites for low-power communication, and these satellites will require completely new kinds of security, says Krishnamurthy Rajesh of GreyOrange.
Staying one step ahead of both threat actors and competitors is a tall task for Palo Alto Networks given the breadth of its cybersecurity portfolio. Palo Alto Networks has committed to having best of breed features and functionality in each of the technology categories where it chooses to play.
Speaking at the company's annual conference, Palo Alto Networks CEO Nikesh Arora urged the industry to move away from the alert triage model popularized by SIEM. SIEM tools have for decades highlighted alerts for SOC analysts to focus on, but the most important ones are getting ignored, he warns.
Is a four-month delay between learning your systems were breached and notifying affected customers acceptable? After spotting an attack in August, private utility South Staffordshire Water in England is only beginning to alert customers that they're at risk of identity theft.
While the cybercrime story for 2022 has yet to be fully written, cryptocurrency theft will no doubt have a starring role. Buoyed by the collective pilfering of billions of dollars' worth of cryptocurrency this year, what's to stop attackers from doubling down in 2023?
As the U.S. celebrates Thanksgiving, let's give thanks for this cybercrime karma: For more than two years, law enforcement and security experts have been exploiting flaws in the crypto-locking malware to help victims decrypt their systems without paying a ransom.
Data breaches are tricky to cover, and we want to report on them in an ethical way. That requires picking what should be reported for informed public discourse but avoiding topics that may encourage attackers' efforts to shame victims into paying a ransom and anything resembling data dump voyeurism.