Cybersecurity

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Four Ways to Mitigate COVID-19 Cyber Risks

As the nation’s hospitals and health systems, physicians, caregivers and staff treat and care for patients and our communities, there are others in the world seeking to exploit the COVID-19 pandemic for financial gain. Particularly, cyber criminals. We here at the AHA are closely monitoring government cyber bulletins and threat information from the field. We believe a hospital and health systems cybersecurity programs’ first priority is to mitigate cyber risk affecting patient care and patient safety.

COVID-19: Physicians Home and Office Cybersecurity Guide

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many physicians are working from home, using their personal computers and mobile devices to help care for patients. Fortunately, technology can allow physicians and care teams to do much of what they could do at the medical office, remotely. Telemedicine is a powerful tool that spans a continuum of technologies and offers new ways to deliver care. Many electronic health record (EHR) systems allow you to connect over the Internet just as if you were in the clinic. While you are doing your part to help during the COVID-19 pandemic, the American Medical Association (AMA) and American Hospital Association (AHA) want to ensure you have resources to help keep your work environment safe from cyber-threats that could disrupt your practice, the hospital, or negatively impact your patients’ safety and well-being.

DHS Protecting Critical Networks from COVID-19 Cyberthreats [Part 1]

In part one of this two-part podcast, you’ll hear from two senior officials at the forefront of the ongoing duel with cybercriminals. DHS Under Secretary and Chief Intelligence Officer, David Glawe; and DHS Assistant Director for Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security, Bryan Ware, are speaking with John Riggi, a career FBI veteran who now serves as senior advisor for cybersecurity and risk for the American Hospital Association.

A Conversation with the DHS About COVID-19 Cyberthreats [Part 2]

In part two of this two-part podcast, two senior officials at the forefront of the ongoing duel with cybercriminals. DHS Under Secretary and Chief Intelligence Officer, David Glawe; and DHS Assistant Director for Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security, Bryan Ware, continue their conversation with John Riggi, a career FBI veteran who now serves as senior advisor for cybersecurity and risk for the American Hospital Association.

A Conversation with the FBI on Mitigating COVID-19 Cyber Threats

On this podcast, John Riggi, Senior Advisor for Cybersecurity and Risk at the American Hospital Association and FBI Cyber Division Senior Executive Herb Stapleton discuss significant corona-related cyber threats. Stapleton also discusses what the FBI is doing to counter those threats and assist hospital.

Aug 14, 2020
The Russian General Staff Main Intelligence Directorate (GRU) 85th Main Special Service Center (GTsSS), military unit 26165, is deploying previously undisclosed malware for Linux® systems, called Drovorub, as part of its cyber espionage operations. GTsSS malicious cyber activity has previously been…
Aug 14, 2020
Financially-motivated cybercriminals continue to exploit the with targets across a variety of industry verticals including:
Aug 13, 2020
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency is tracking an unknown malicious cyber actor who is spoofing the Small Business Administration COVID-19 loan relief webpage via phishing emails, the agency announced.
Aug 13, 2020
The FBI’s Baltimore Field Office, in coordination with Office of Private Sector (OPS), prepared this LIR to inform private sector partners about recent Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) fraud schemes targeting the Healthcare Sector.
Aug 13, 2020
Cyber threat modeling is the process of developing and applying a representation of adversarial threats (sources, scenarios, and specific events) in cyberspace.
Aug 13, 2020
The XenMobile application is used by many businesses, including those in the HPH sector, and enables businesses to manage employees’ mobile devices and mobile applications by controlling device security settings and updates.
Aug 12, 2020
This edition of Hacking Healthcare explores just how significant the Trump Administration’s recent Executive Order targeting WeChat may be for those in the healthcare sector; and breaks down the recent news that China has started to block HTTPS traffic that used TLS 1.3 and ESNI…
Aug 7, 2020
Trusted insiders, both witting and unwitting, can cause grave harm to your organizations facilities, resources, information, and personnel. Insider incidents account for billions of dollars annually in “actual” and “potential” damages and lost revenue related to data breaches, trade secret theft,…
Aug 4, 2020
As of June 2020, the FBI has received notifications of Netwalker ransomware attacks on U.S. and foreign government organizations, education entities, private companies, and health agencies by unidentified cyber actors. Netwalker became widely recognized in March 2020, after intrusions on an…
Aug 3, 2020
The FBI today alerted the private sector to a sophisticated and aggressive nation-state campaign targeting known critical and common vulnerabilities in virtual private networks, initially reported by the government last year.