As our team is watching the Twitter feeds on the Wannacry Ransomware outbreak currently hitting Europe, and completly crippling healthcare facilities in the U.K. This reminded me of something from my youth and how it should be applied to the practice in the security context.
Ransomware, that dreaded and feared sub-species of malware we all loathe. It’s been around a while now, and the days of single machine encryption and single Bitcoin payments are over. Yes like some living, breathing and toothy beast, Ransomware has evolved. Continue reading →
What is Risk? Risk, Risk Mitigation, Risk Assessment, you see all of these thrown around both in regulatory matters as well as advertising. Just what is Risk? To understand Risk you need to know the other two components that determine Risk. Vulnerability: A Vulnerability is simply a security “Hole” or problem. It can be a […] Continue reading →
The number and severity of ransomware attacks has been increasing. Companies and individuals who have been paying the ransoms have enabled the criminals that create these malicious programs, to ramp up development and make the attacks more sophisticated. Risk Will Always be there While it is impossible to completely eliminate the risk of getting a […] Continue reading →
To keep your business data as safe as possible. It is important to create a cyber security culture. If your employees do not understand or even know about why cyber security is important then they will not practice it. If the leaders of your organization do not follow a path that keeps your data safe then even […] Continue reading →
Nearly every practice that we have performed a Meaningful Use Risk Assessment for this year has had a frequently overlooked but common security issue. This vulnerability is so common sense, yet overlooked, and has the potential to cost the practice hundreds of thousands of dollars, not to mention complete loss of confidence by patients. Continue reading →
Cyber Attacks have become more sophisticated and more frequent. Data loss is a growing concern that is only going to get worse for ever business in every industry. With the growing dependence on comptuers and access to the internet. This problem is going to continue to get worse at an increasing rate Continue reading →
I get asked questions about opening e-mail attachments just about every day. Someone asks if they should open the e-mail that they got from a friend that claims it is the funniest, cutest, most important e-mail ever. It is a high risk low reward choice to open that e-mail. If you open the e-mail […] Continue reading →