October 28, 2020

The Future of Connected Devices

HealthITAnswers, October 28, 2020
October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month, follow the conversation and do your part #BeCyberSmart.
Follow us this month as we engage our health IT community in cybersecurity awareness as we are all trying to meet the new challenges of working from home and through the pandemic.
This is week 4 and the theme is The Future of Connected Devices.
We ask our experts: What do you see in the future for healthcare and connected devices?

October 27, 2020

COVID-19: Growing Cybersecurity Risks

HealthcareInfoSecurity, October 27, 2020
In the rush to respond to the COVID-19 crisis - including the rapid-pace development of a vaccine and treatments - cybersecurity considerations are being neglected, creating additional risks, says Kelvin Coleman, executive director of the National Cyber Security Alliance. "That is my biggest fear as we rush out a vaccine: that we're not necessarily thinking about - at least not at the top of the list - the security of that apparatus, of getting those things out," he says. And as data is collected about the individuals who get vaccinated, "you want to secure that information," he says in a video interview with Information Security Media Group.

October 21, 2020

How SMBs Can Become Cyber Resilient Against Evolving Threats

Toolbox Security, October 21, 2020
For most small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs), struggling with shrinking budgets, cybersecurity strategy ends with firewalls and endpoint anti-malware software. But that’s not enough for today’s high-risk environment. Months into remote work, many SMBs are still unprepared for secure remote work, writes Daniel Eliot, Director of Education and Strategic Initiatives at National Cybersecurity Alliance. As part of Cybersecurity Awareness month, Eliot discusses how small businesses that were caught off guard can adapt to evolving threat environments.

October 14, 2020

Communicate With Confidence Through A Cyber Crisis

Forbes, October 14, 2020
October marks National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Each year, the National Cyber Security Alliance, in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, establishes a theme and resources to help bring cybersecurity awareness to the masses. The 2020 theme is “Do Your Part. #BeCyberSmart.”

October 14, 2020

Cybersecurity Advice for the COVID-19 Era

HealthCareInfoSecurity, October 14, 2020
Many healthcare organizations have under-resourced security teams, putting them at higher risk for cyber incidents during the COVID-19 pandemic that could result in patient harm, warns cybersecurity expert Joshua Corman.
"We're going to fall down a lot, and we're unlikely to prevent a lot of these attacks," says Corman, a healthcare sector adviser to the Department of Homeland Security's Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency. "But the question is whether you can get back up quickly," he says, stressing the importance of solid data recovery plans as well as conducting security incident simulation testing.

October 12, 2020

A 7-Step Cybersecurity Plan for Healthcare Organizations

Dark Reading, October 12, 2020
With National Cybersecurity Awareness Month shining a spotlight on the healthcare industry, security pros share best practices for those charged with protecting these essential organizations.Healthcare organizations, on the front line of combating COVID-19, are under enormous pressure to adapt to new technologies amid work-from-home realities and the escalating cyber threat landscape.
That's why as part of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and the Department of Homeland Security's Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) are focusing on the healthcare industry

October 9, 2020

Computer security expert shares tips on staying safe amid surge in cybercrime

ABC 7 NY, October 9, 2020
With more people working from home, it's never been more important to make your home safe from cybercriminals.
The FBI recently reported that the number of complaints about cyberattacks to their Cyber Division is up to as many as 4,000 a day.
National Cyber Security Alliance Executive Director Kelvin Coleman said it's simple math, more people online has caused a sharp uptick in cybercrime.