From removing ransomware to identifying exposed ePHI, network analysis in healthcare environments is more powerful than originally thought
A Cynerio survey of 517 hospitals found that 76 percent of ransomware-attacked hospitals get attacked again. Improved IoMT security is needed.
JekyllBot:5 vulnerabilities discovered by Cynerio in Aethon TUG robots point to wider failures in healthcare IoT cybersecurity.
It’s not enough to get visibility into devices; hospital security staff need tools to effectively mitigate and remediate the risks and attacks on IoT.
Even with all the ongoing investment hospitals are making in good faith towards their cybersecurity, our data shows that critical risks remain active in many of the medical devices that hospitals rely on for providing patient care, and ransomware attacks have more than doubled year-over-year as the pandemic has continued. Clearly something is amiss when it comes to what is being offered by most of the healthcare IoT cybersecurity space, since threats are only getting more numerous and causing more damage.
According to a Ponemon Institute research report released last month on cyberattacks in healthcare, the root cause of a data breach was equally liable to be due to an insecure medical or other IoT device as caused by a phishing attack.
Some of the greatest challenges faced are among those professionals looking for innovative, new and effective ways to address ever-increasing cybersecurity threats. With this in mind, Cynerio has collated a list of five questions frequently asked by our customers that should be asked about every new cybersecurity product, approach or technology you encounter.
"Small hospitals have been particularly susceptible to cyber attacks during the COVID-19 pandemic. To help rapidly ease the burden of cybersecurity related to IoT and medical devices, Cynerio Now! for Small Hospitals is now available."
CISA issued an alert (AA21-229A) on August 17, 2021, stating that BlackBerry has publicly disclosed that its QNX Real-Time Operating System (RTOS) is affected by a BadAlloc vulnerability. As of today, there are no known devices directly impacted by the BadAlloc vulnerability but the situtation remains fluid.
Devices running outdated vendor firmware may represent an even bigger threat to connected medical and IoT devices than outdated operating systems (OS).
In healthcare, there are myriad reasons to implement a Zero Trust security architecture, but our research has shown that Zero Trust is the only way the industry's three most prominent threats can be effectively mitigated in the short and long term.
Securing healthcare organizations and connected medical and IoT devices is full of unique challenges, but research shows that a Zero Trust infrastructure is the safest and fastest way to tackle them.
Cynerio researchers studied hundreds of threats driving healthcare organizations to consider adopting a Zero Trust approach after concluding that the three most common threats to healthcare organizations today are ransomware, outdated vendor firmware, and unsecured services.
Ryuk ransomware can prevent healthcare professionals from accessing patient records and continues to disrupt critical and life-saving treatments.
The biggest and most sophisticated cyber attack in history affects every major industry, from government to healthcare, and has prompted CISA to urge federal agencies to shut down all systems running SolarWinds products immediately.
Here’s a sneak peek into Cynerio’s webinar with Carahsoft on how hospitals and other healthcare organizations can safely apply the Zero Trust framework to their networks to protect themselves from every kind of threat, from device-level vulnerabilities to targeted ransomware attacks.
CISA released an advisory (ICSA-20-353-01) on December 18, 2020 regarding four new vulnerabilities found in the Treck TCP/IP stack with a combined CVSS v3 base score of 9.8.
Following the Microsoft advisory issued on October 13, 2020 regarding the Bad Neighbor vulnerability, BD, Philips, and Carestream have released information on affected devices.
In the first half of 2020, cyber attacks against healthcare surged by 300%. In particular, ransomware attacks, jumped by 109% across the US, and that's after healthcare providers had already suffered a 350% increase in ransomware attacks in the last quarter of 2019.
Today's healthcare industry is not the one we knew at the beginning of 2020. New and complex challenges have arisen with the advent of the COVID pandemic, starting with the suspension of nonessential procedures, which constitute healthcare organization's primary revenue source.
Earlier this month, a ransomware attack against Duesseldorf University Hospital directly led to the death of a patient when the hospital was forced to reroute emergency patients to another facility 20 miles away.
Healthcare organizations have become hackers' favorite targets. Over 93% of healthcare organizations have reported a cyber incident and healthcare stands as the most targeted industry, accounting for 4 out of 5 breaches.
The best way to protect any network is by segmenting it. Unsegmented networks present hostile parties with a large attack surface that can be difficult to manage and protect.
New threat intelligence research by Cynerio has revealed that certain passwords are repeatedly used across hospitals in different health systems, in every clinical setting, and across all departments and device types—providing a backdoor into otherwise secure clinical networks.
In a recent podcast, Cynerio spoke with Dr. John Halamka, emergency medicine physician and president of the Mayo Clinic Platform to talk about the post-COVID "New Normal" and how we can expect the healthcare industry to evolve from here.
Cynerio was just named a Gartner Cool Vendor, making it the only medical-first IoT security platform to hold the title. Granting this award to a platform focused on safeguarding medical technologies only goes to show how critical the nascent Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) cybersecurity industry is.
Take a peek into Cynerio's webinar with HealthITSecurity for a practical overview of 3 use cases demonstrating how hospitals can leverage emerging healthcare automation technologies to secure IoMT devices, safeguard patients, and ensure business continuity.
Just like the best way to limit the spread of disease among people is to practice social distancing, the best way to protect your medical devices is to separate, or segment them, from each other. Think of healthcare network segmentation as social distancing for medical devices.
After a long and grueling procurement process, your hospital finally receives a new supply of ventilators. Along with the devices, the vendor also sends along bundles of booklets: troubleshooting manuals, warranty information, and every Biomed and Clinical Engineer's favorite go-to doc: the device's MDS2 form.
To help shed some light on medical device security lifecycles and to help adapt to unforeseeable changes in the healthcare industry, Cynerio partnered with the Biomed/CE publication, TechNation, and led a webinar on the essential ins and outs of managing the medical device security lifecycle. Here’s a quick peek at the highlights.
The influx of patients caused by today’s COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic is crippling health systems worldwide and placing unprecedented strain on vulnerable hospital IT networks.
Data breaches in the healthcare sector cost the US $4 billion in 2019. When Microsoft ended support for Windows XP in 2014, the healthcare sector suffered the most.
Today we announced that our IoMT cybersecurity solution has been selected as a Gold winner in the 11th Annual 2019 Golden Bridge Awards in the Medical Information Security Category.
Today we announced that our IoMT cybersecurity solution has been selected as the winner of the Healthcare Analytics Innovation Award from MedTech Breakthrough...
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Healthcare organizations face new cybersecurity challenges as the rising number of cyber-attacks impact services and put patient safety at risk.
The number of patient medical record breaches reported due to hacking or unauthorized access events has been climbing over the past years...
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A series of 23 worrisome vulnerabilities in popular GE medical devices has recently been listed in an advisory by ICS-CERT – the US government...