Webroot Purchases Securecast and Starts Offering Anti-Phishing Coaching

August 25, 2017

Webroot, a prominent provider of endpoint safety systems, has announced it has purchased Securecast – A provider of a completely automated safety awareness coaching platform. The Securecast safety-awareness-as-a-facility platform has been retitled Webroot Security Consciousness Training, and a beta type of the platform has now been made obtainable. Webroot will be the new platform to its clients to help them train their employees to be more security conscious and find and respond appropriately to phishing attacks. The Webroot Security Consciousness Training Platform will incorporate a comprehensive library of coaching resources covering the most usual attack vectors and methods used by cybercriminals to access networks and data. Coaching modules can be used to coach employees how to recognize phishing emails, social Read More

Webroot Purchases Securecast and Begins Offering Anti-Phishing Coaching

August 23, 2017

Webroot, a prominent supplier of endpoint safety systems, has declared it has purchased Securecast – A supplier of a completely automatic safety consciousness coaching program. The Securecast safety-consciousness-as-a-service program has been retitled Webroot Safety Consciousness Coaching, and a beta type of the program has now been made accessible. Webroot will be the different platform to its clients to assist them to coach their workers to be more safety conscious and find and react appropriately to phishing attacks. The Webroot Safety Consciousness Training Program will incorporate a full library of coaching resources comprising the most usual attack paths and methods utilized by cybercriminals to access networks and files. Coaching modules can be utilized to coach workers how to recognize phishing electronic Read More

City of Hope Phishing Attack Affects 3,400 Patients

August 18, 2017

A recent City of Hope phishing attack has potentially led to the PHI of 3,400 patients retrieved by cybercriminals. City of Hope employees were sent phishing electronic mails on May 31 and June 2, 2017. Four workers responded to the electronic mails and disclosed their email identifications to the assailants. Four email accounts were retrieved by the assailants. While the electronic mail accounts contained sensitive information, City of Hope officers do not think the attack was conducted to steal data, instead to use the email accounts for additional phishing and spam campaigns. That resolve based on an examination of the actions of the assailants after access to the accounts was gained.   Nevertheless, while data theft wasn’t believed to be Read More

City of Hope Phishing Attack Affects 3,400 Patients

August 16, 2017

The latest City of Hope phishing attack has possibly led to the PHI of 3,400 sick persons retrieved by cybercriminals. City of Hope workers were sent phishing electronic mails on May 31 as well as June 2, 2017. Four workers replied to the electronic mails and revealed their email identifications to the attackers. Four electronic mail accounts were retrieved by the attackers. Although the electronic mail accounts contained confidential information, City of Hope officers don’t think the attack was carried out to thieve data, instead to use the electronic mail accounts for additional spam and phishing campaigns. That resolve was founded on an examination of the activities of the attackers after access to the accounts was achieved. Nevertheless, though data Read More

PET Digital Scanners and Siemens CT Prone to Cyberattacks

August 12, 2017

The Division of Homeland Security’s Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team (ICS-CERT) has issued a notice about weaknesses in Siemens CT as well as PET digital scanner systems. Healthcare businesses have been put on warning as well as notified that there are publicly available misuses for all four of the weaknesses. If abused, hackers would be capable to alter the functioning of the devices, possibly placing patient security at risk. Data stowed on the systems would be accessible, malware might be downloaded, and the appliances could be utilized to attack the networks to which the appliances connect. The vulnerabilities can be abused remotely with no user interaction required. The vulnerabilities aren’t in Siemens systems, however, the platform on which the Read More

Siemens CT and PET Digital Scanners Susceptible to Cyberattacks

August 10, 2017

The Division of Homeland Security’s Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team (ICS-CERT) has released a notice concerning weaknesses in Siemens CT and PET digital scanner structures. Healthcare companies have been put on warning and notified that there are freely available misuses for all 4 of the weaknesses. If misused, hackers would be capable to change the working of the appliances, possibly placing patient security at risk. Files stowed on the systems would be available, malware might be copied, and the appliances might be utilized to attack the computer networks to which the appliances connect. The weaknesses can be abused distantly with no user interaction needed. The weaknesses aren’t in Siemens methods, but the platform on which the methods operate – Read More

OCR Emphasizes Requirement for Safety Consciousness Teaching for Healthcare Workers

August 3, 2017

The Division of Health and Human Services’ OCR has retold HIPAA-protected units in its July Cybersecurity Bulletin why safety consciousness teaching for healthcare workers is so vital. PHI safety isn’t only concerning technical solutions. Even though web filters, spam filters, firewalls and incursion discovery systems will certainly improve a company’s safety position, phishing electronic mails frequently make it past those fortifications and enter the inboxes of healthcare workers. It’s much simpler to get a healthcare employee to install a malevolent program or deliver their login particulars than to try to avoid safety fortifications in other manners. Phishing crusades can be produced in minutes, massive numbers of electronic mails can be transmitted to healthcare employees, and the crusades are extremely effective. Read More