Companies need to tangibly improve employee well-being, particularly when it comes to their security professionals. Here are three measures security leaders can incorporate into their organization now, before employees hit a breaking point.
Amidst this flurry of high-profile attacks comes National Cyber Security Awareness Month; a poignant reminder that, for hospitals and healthcare providers, cyberattack prevention and business continuity is truly a matter of life and death. Over the course of the pandemic, we have seen ransomware and phishing attacks against healthcare institutions — viewed by cybercriminals as vulnerable and profitable targets — dramatically skyrocket. But where, in an ever-evolving threat landscape, should healthcare organizations focus their attention?
According to Intertrust's 2020 Security Report on Global mHealth Apps, 71% of healthcare and medical apps have at least one serious vulnerability that could lead to a breach of medical data. The report investigated 100 publicly available global mobile healthcare apps across a range of categories—including telehealth, medical device, health commerce, and COVID-tracking—to uncover the most critical mHealth app threats.
In fact, HIPAA penalties do distinguish degrees of “not knowing,” yet that doesn’t mean - like the traffic violation above - that a hefty fine still won’t land in your lap. Can your company deal with even a $50,000 (per violation) hit to the pocket book? Here’s the breakdown of potential penalties per OCR (Office of Civil Rights) discretion, as noted in the HIPAA Journal.
The 2020 Cybersecurity Perception Study finds most people still don’t view cybersecurity as a career field for themselves, even as nearly one-third (29%) of respondents say they are considering a career change.
The Duesseldorf University Clinic in Germany was hit by a ransomware attack last week that forced staffers to direct emergency patients elsewhere. The cyberattack “crippled the entire IT network of the hospital." As a result, a woman seeking emergency treatment for a life-threatening condition died after she had to be taken to another city for treatment, according to several outlets.
The Human Trafficking Institute rolled out the 2019 State Summaries, which provide an overview of federal human trafficking cases in all 50 states, the five U.S. territories, and the District of Columbia. While the number of forced labor cases has remained steady for a few years, the number of criminal sex trafficking cases as a nation has trended down since 2017.
Iowa State University, Duke University, Texas A&M, University of California - LA, University of Florida and more receive grants from the EPA to research and prepare for the impact of natural disasters.
This month, Security magazine brings you the Security 500 Report, Rankings and Thought Leader Profiles. How does your enterprise compare to others? Which security programs are leading the way? Also this month, we highlight how to plan, prepare for and build resilience to protests and other unplanned events, video surveillance tools for SMBs and more.