Lawmaker to HHS: Label software in medical devices

A national effort is needed to ensure that the owners and operators of medical devices, hospital IT networks and electronic health records management systems can find out what software and other technologies are in the products they are buying.

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Experts ask: Why does the VEP cut out health care agencies?

by Shaun Waterman • 2 days ago

"I totally get that you have to draw the line somewhere...they are drawing it in the wrong place."

Reaper authors Chinese, possibly linked to cyberspy group 'Black Vine'

by Shaun Waterman • 3 weeks ago

The group behind the Anthem hack may be tied to a new IoT botnet.

Our year conquering the chaos in the cybersecurity community

by Greg Otto • 2 months ago

Our managing editor reflects on the first year of CyberScoop.

Report: New ransomware found in targeted attacks against health care industry

by Chris Bing • 3 months ago

A unique variant of ransomware that appears to have been designed for and used against healthcare companies was recently uncovered by security researcher with cybersecurity firm Proofpoint.

Pacemaker updates seal vulnerabilities affecting nearly a half-million U.S. patients

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 3 months ago

Pacemakers from Abbott Laboratories can be hacked due to three significant vulnerabilities, the Department of Homeland Security's CERT team announced on Tuesday.

CareFirst customers granted right to sue over 2014 cyberattack

by Ryan Johnston • 4 months ago

The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a district court's decision to dismiss a class action suit on Tuesday.

Merck IT systems still crippled in Petya's aftermath

by Kevin Collier • 5 months ago

Four days after its networks were infected, operations are still hamstrung at the pharmaceutical giant. U.S. employees have been reduced to keeping paper records of their work.

10 ways to secure sensitive information on AWS

by cyber_admin • 5 months ago

Op-ed: Skyhigh Networks' Sekhar Sarukkai looks at how enterprises should protect themselves in order to avoid a repeat of the Deep Root Analytics incident.

Former CIA head: health care industry must quickly confront cybersecurity issues

by Ryan Johnston • 5 months ago

The health sector's continued expansion of network-connected technology will force greater cyber security efforts than ever before.

HHS faces flak over new cyber center

by Shaun Waterman • 5 months ago

There's concern from some in the healthcare sector and key lawmakers about the Department of Health and Human Services' new national cybersecurity intelligence-sharing clearinghouse.

Few U.S. hospitals secure their email against phishing, Global Cyber Alliance says

by Shaun Waterman • 5 months ago

Fewer than one third of the largest 98 public and private hospitals in the United States secure their email against phishing and spamming, according to data released Thursday.

UL now wants to be ubiquitous in cybersecurity, including medical devices and industrial controls

by Shaun Waterman • 5 months ago

The company that pioneered safety certification for electrical devices at the end of the 19th century and went on to become a ubiquitous, reassuring logo on mains-powered electronic devices in the 20th, has quietly begun to issue cybersecurity certifications for networked software.

Federal report: Hospital cybersecurity is in 'critical condition'

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 6 months ago

Many hospitals "may not know that they have experienced an attack until long after it has occurred."

With flexibility in mind, NIST unveils latest draft of cyber framework

by Shaun Waterman • 6 months ago

The new version of the federal Cybersecurity Framework being drafted at the National Institute of Standards and Technology will be "backwards compatible."

HHS working on cyber guidelines for health industry

by Shaun Waterman • 6 months ago

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, taking a cue from Congress, has begun developing principles and best practices for cybersecurity in health care, officials said Tuesday.

Beyond concerns about AI, consumers see usefulness — particularly in cybersecurity, privacy

by Shaun Waterman • 7 months ago

Almost two-thirds of American consumers welcome advances in artificial intelligence and machine learning, and cybersecurity is among the areas where assistance from AI has the most appeal, according to a new survey.

Federal officials say their cybersecurity paradigm is changing

by Shaun Waterman • 8 months ago

"Have your humans work on human tasks and your computers work on computer tasks."

Health care industry is king of the malicious insider threat

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 8 months ago

The health care sector's IT suffered from malicious insider attacks at a rate far higher than any other major industry in 2016.

Hackable IoT washing machine provides channel for breaching hospital IT

by Chris Bing • 8 months ago

A software bug in the Miele PG 8528 — a model used in hospitals and other healthcare facilities to disinfect medical equipment — would allow a hacker to break into the network supporting each appliance to install malware and potentially gain access to other systems, newly published research suggests.

Two years after massive breach, U.S. government still fights to keep security audits of Anthem secret

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 9 months ago

As the case continues to draw legal action, the full picture is not yet known by the public.

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