SMEs can be the weak link in the cyber-security chain – and we should help them

Small businesses are now on the front line in the fight against cyber crime. The vital position many SMEs have in supply chains means cybersecurity professionals should be doing everything to support small business leaders – for the benefit of everyone. The number of UK businesses succumbing to cyber attacks has doubled in the last […]

Russia-linked Turla APT hacked European government organization

Russia-linked APT Turla has hacked into the systems of an undisclosed European government organization according to Accenture.     According to a report published by Accenture Cyber Threat Intelligence (ACTI), Russia-linked cyber-espionage group Turla has hacked into the systems of an undisclosed European government organization. The Turla APT group (aka Snake, Uroburos, Waterbug, Venomous Bear and KRYPTON) has been active since at least […]

New Research report “Connected Medical Device Security” shows health networks still exposed to significant risk of attack and disruption

Forescout Research Labs analyzed the security of Healthcare Delivery Organizations in 2020, comparing data from the same review in 2019 and found major issues with legacy systems and insufficient segmentation.     The growing number and diversity of devices in HDOs has introduced new cybersecurity risks. The ability to compromise devices and networks and the […]

September 2020 Healthcare Data Breach Report: 9.7 Million Records Compromised

September has been a bad month for data breaches. 95 data breaches of 500 or more records were reported by HIPAA-covered entities and business associates in September – A 156.75% increase compared to August 2020. Not only did September see a massive increase in reported data breaches, the number of records exposed also increased significantly. […]