Ransomware top concern for health IT, security execs - is it yours?

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Ransomware attacks on med devices a real possibility

A report issued last year remains relevant today, especially on the heels of the recent attack on public internet DNS provider Dyn that effectively shut down 1/3 of the internet for a full day. This [...]

November 10th, 2016 |Categories: OCR, Social Engineering, Healthcare, FDA, dhs, Security, HIPAA, Compliance, HHS

Providers must be 'defensive' against ransomware

A recent blog post at FierceHealthcare outlined some notes from a panel discussion held at a conference co-hosted by the Health and Human Services Department's Office for Civil Rights and the [...]

November 9th, 2016 |Categories: OCR, Social Engineering, Healthcare, Security, HIPAA, Compliance

HIPAA issues: A recurring nightmare for feds, industry stakeholders HIPAA issues

A great post from the folks at FierceHealthcare as a wrap up to the recent annual meeting on HIPAA and Cybersecurity outlines the challenges for everyone involved. Two pertinent paragraphs outlined [...]

November 8th, 2016 |Categories: OCR, Healthcare, Security, HIPAA, Compliance


A recent blog from FierceHealthcare outlines the growing rise in the criminal world of Cybercrime-as-a-Service that is specifically focused on the healthcare industry. The focus is sharpening due to [...]

November 7th, 2016 |Categories: Technology, Healthcare, Cybercrime, Security, HIPAA, Compliance, Intel

Business Executive Compromise or Fraud

This is a follow-up to a post to an email alert that went to our customers regarding executive fraud as outlined in an article by Verne Harnish of Gazelles and Scaling Up. CEO, and business executive [...]

November 4th, 2016 |Categories: Social Engineering, Security, Gazelles, BEC

WOW! 14 Million Ransomware Phishing Attacks Sent In One Day

Let that sink in, 14M ransomware phishing attack emails were sent in one day, apparently by the same actor. That is ~ 5% of the US population.

November 1st, 2016 |Categories: Uncategorized

The internet is still very much in beta

Vint Cerf, the father of the Internet said so himself. He was quoted in the book Fatal System Error:

October 28th, 2016 |Categories: internet, KnowBe4, Security, Training

Move Beyond HIPAA 101 and More OCR Fines on the Way

Providers especially, and the industry as a whole, continue to struggle with HIPAA compliance. Much of it continues to be a box checking mentality that physicians and their administrators or CEO's [...]

October 24th, 2016 |Categories: OCR, Healthcare, HIPAA, Compliance

How vulnerable is the Internet, and how vulnerable are we?

There was a massive internet outage on Friday. Shutting down access to many popular sites like Amazon, Netflix, Reddit, and more than 1200 domains across the internet. The attack was, in part, [...]

October 24th, 2016 |Categories: DDoS, Krebs, Twitter, DynDNS, Security, Amazon, IoT