Two recent Department of Homeland Security advisories pertaining to vulnerabilities in certain ultrasound systems from a major medical device maker - and multiple flaws in an open-source hospital information management system - highlight the range of security risks spanning various segments of the healthcare sector.
With most employees working at home during the COVID-19 pandemic, it's more important than ever for businesses to ensure that their third-party providers have adequate business continuity plans in place to ensure uninterrupted service, says Srilanka-based Sujit Christy, global CISO at John Keells Holdings.
The cybersecurity outlook for 2020 and the new decade will be characterized by more advanced, targeted and coordinated attack vectors designed to exploit the cybersecurity skills shortage, along with congenitally poor security fundamentals and hygiene.
Because vendors were implicated in many of the largest health data breaches in 2019, it's more critical than ever for healthcare organizations to manage the security risks posed by their suppliers, says Erik Decker, CISO and chief privacy officer at the University of Chicago Medicine.
Video conferencing and collaboration systems are must-have tools for global companies. But new research by Forescout illustrates that elementary security errors in one vendor's system could have allowed attackers to snoop on meetings and view sensitive documents.
The old demarcation lines of cybersecurity responsibility have been erased. In this new landscape, risk surface is the unforeseen undercurrent of high velocity digital business.
"Risk Surface Management" is a revolutionary shift in third-party risk management. It's an approach to self-reporting on third-party risk...
One important outcome of digital transformation is an explosion of interconnectivity between organizations and the wide availability of third-party capabilities.
But this transformation is not completely without cost. Third parties (and even fourth parties) can become dependencies for critical business functions....
The FDA is generally on the right track in updating guidance for the cybersecurity of premarket medical devices. But a variety of changes are needed, say some of the healthcare sector companies and groups that submitted feedback to the agency.
As ransomware and other cyberattacks continues to proliferate, organizations must improve vendor risk management so they have a plan in place in case a business associate falls victim, says Mitch Parker, CISO of Indiana University Health System, who will speak at ISMG's Healthcare Security Summit in New York.
Philips and Becton Dickinson have each issued multiple alerts this year regarding cybersecurity flaws in some of their medical devices. Some security experts say the two companies' transparency about cybersecurity issues - including new alerts issued last week - should be emulated by other manufacturers.
A recent alert from the Department of Homeland Security warning of vulnerabilities in certain medical imaging products from GE Healthcare is a reminder to other medical device makers and healthcare entities about the risks posed by hardcoded and default credentials.
With the advent of technology in personal healthcare - internet connected glucose monitors, intravenous blood pressure monitoring, personal best friend emotional bots - a lot of highly sensitive data that's rampantly traversing the airwaves. The impact of this data getting in the wrong hands is just starting to be...
As the Indian economy pushes closer to realizing the promise of initiatives such as Digital India, the momentum is causing a strategic paradigm shift in the approach to cybersecurity. DSCI's Vinayak Godse shares observations.
Blue Coat CTO Dr. Hugh Thompson speaks about the future of security, the constants that need attention, and lessons to be learned from the U.S. when it comes to writing meaningful breach notification laws.