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The healthcare sector has been under increasing attack from cybercriminals with a variety of tactics and motivations. In fact, cyberattacks targeting healthcare providers increased 63 percent in 2016. The increased attention cybercriminals are giving the healthcare space is not surprising. The protected health information and other personally identifiable information (PII) that healthcare practices store about their patients is exactly the type of data that is easily monetized. Once cybercriminals breach healthcare networks and exfiltrate patient... [Read More]
by RSS Susan Biddle  |  Sep 15, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
The 13th annual Hacks In Taiwan Conference (HITCON) took place August 25th and 26th at Academia Sinica, Taiwan’s national academy located in Taipei. Elite cyber security researchers from across the world gather at this annual conference to share their research and exchange ideas about the global threat landscape. Approximately 1000 people registered for the conference and, according to one of the HITCON crewmembers we met, one third of the attendees were undergraduates and fresh graduates. This is a good sign, given... [Read More]
by RSS Wayne Chin Yick Low and Yongjian Yang  |  Sep 05, 2017  |  Filed in: Security Research
Not surprisingly, mobile security ranks among the top challenges IT faces when it comes to protecting small and mid-sized businesses. What is surprising, however, is that only 16% of SMBs worldwide responding to a recent Techaisle survey say they’re prepared to deal with mobile security challenges. For some small businesses, this is constraining mobile adoption; for others, it's creating concerning security gaps. However, it also creates an opportunity for channel partners to step in and become trusted advisors. Right now, many MSPs... [Read More]
by RSS Esther Shein  |  Sep 24, 2015  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
When companies grow, their networks grow with them. What naturally follows is a growth in administration. As a Systems Engineer in the Nordics I meet a lot of quickly growing companies and they have a lot in common when it comes to facing the challenges of their rapid growth. Typically they will have very flat network structures and simple security solutions all managed by a single person or a very small team. These small teams are made up of generalists that need to cover everything including virtual environments, storage, networks, firewalls and... [Read More]
by RSS Nils von Greyerz  |  May 14, 2014  |  Filed in: Industry Trends