DistilNFO HITRUST Advisory

Weekly Top Stories

Tue, 09 Apr 2019
1. Ransomware Readiness. Complimentary Policy!
2. Ransomware Attack Leads to Closure of Medical Practice
3. County Hit with Ransomware Attack
4. Common Causes of Health Data Breaches
5. Learning from $7.5 Million Data Breach Settlement; Substantial Funds to be Spent on Cybersecurity
6. Millions of Records Found Unsecured on AWS: Cloud Insecurity
7. Guidance on Mobile Device Threats to Health Information: HHS
8. Web Application Vulnerability Leads to PII on 1.3 Million Compromised
9. Medical Identity Theft: Guidance from FTC for Providers & Health Plans
10. HITRUST Workshops: Complimentary and Valued Resource for HITRUST Certification

About Our Editor - Uday Ali Pabrai Ali Pabrai is a renowned cyber security expert and member of Infragard (FBI). He is a top rated dynamic speaker and chief executive of ecfirst - a compliance and cyber security company. ecfirst is an Authorized HITRUST CSF Assessor and Ali served (2017) on the HITRUST Assessor Council.
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An organization falls victim to ransomware every 14 seconds in 2019. This number is expected to change to every 14 seconds in 2021! Ransomware is a disruptive business risk! The journey for ransomware readiness, starts with preparation and ...
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Doctors Decide to Retire Rather Than Pay Ransom or Restore Systems A small Michigan medical practice that plans to permanently shut down in the wake of a recent ransomware attack is an example of the devastation that can...
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Attack Comes After Others That Targeted Counties Albany, New York, is the latest unit of local government hit with ransomware in recent weeks, following similar attacks reported in Georgia and North Carolina that crippled government IT...
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Analyzing Trends Reflected on ‘Wall of Shame’ Tally So Far This Year The biggest health data breaches added to the federal tally so far this year are classified as “hacking/IT incidents” by federal authorities....
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Attorney Steven Teppler on What’s Most Significant A proposed $7.5 million settlement of a class action lawsuit filed against ULCA Health in the wake of a 2015 cyberattack that affected 4.5 million individuals stands apart from most...
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Third-Party Apps Left Facebook Users’ Data Accessible in the Cloud Two third-party Facebook application developers exposed users’ personal information by leaving the data exposed without a password in unsecured Amazon Web...
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The United States Government Accountability Office recently issued a report to Congress called “Information Security: Better Implementation of Controls for Mobile Devices Should Be Encouraged.” The Report identified mobile device threat...
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Georgia Tech announced yesterday that a vulnerability in a web application allowed an attacker to gain access to the personal information of up to 1.3 million students, college applications, staff, and faculty members. On March 21st, George...
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Although identity theft is usually associated with financial transactions, it also happens in the context of medical care. According to the Federal Trade Commission, medical identity theft occurs when someone uses another person’s name or...
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Building Blocks to Better Collaboration, Risk Management & Cybersecurity With a rapidly changing regulatory environment, organizations of all sizes are striving to enhance and improve their information risk management and compliance...
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