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The healthcare industry has become a prime target for cybercriminals, and as cybercriminals increasingly shift to a ransom model, healthcare organizations also have become a popular target for ransomware. The growing cyber threat is weighing heavily on healthcare professionals, as hospitals and health system leaders prepare for how they would...

The Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST) and Trend Micro have created a deception-based threat detection collaboration platform that deploys “honeypots” across the healthcare ecosystem. HITRUST CTX Deceptive deploys decoys that work together to deceive attackers and gain knowledge of their methods, processes, tactics and targets of interest....

Ukrainian police have arrested and detained an individual accused of spreading the Petya malware that was used in a massive global cyber attack in June. According to a report in ZDNet, a business technology news website, "An unnamed 51-year-old from the southern city of Nikopol was detained by the state cyber police earlier this week after a raid...

The Department of Homeland Security issued an advisory Friday after Siemens identified four vulnerabilities in its Molecular Imaging products running on Windows 7. Munich, Germany-based Siemens is preparing updates for the affected products, which are used in medical imaging, according to the advisory. DHS reports in the report that these...

The HITRUST Alliance and cybersecurity solutions company Trend Micro have partnered to create the HITRUST Cyber Threat Management and Response Center, with the aim to enhance the capabilities of HITRUST’s cyber threat information sharing program for healthcare. The program, the HITRUST Cyber Threat XChange (CTX), is an active cyber threat sharing...

A recent survey of healthcare IT security leaders indicates that the healthcare industry’s level of readiness to defend against concerted cyber attacks has improved in the past two years, which shows progress toward strengthening healthcare organizations’ security postures. However, the bad news is, despite the rising threats, the number of...

The healthcare business of Nuance Communications, a Burlington, Mass.-based technology company, continues to be affected by the global malware incident June 27 that affected multinational companies in at least 65 countries, according to an update posted to the company’s website July 5. In other news, Heritage Valley Health System announced July 3...