A shared IT services provider and its five Ontario member hospitals say their recovery from a Daixin Team ransomware attack in October could last into December as the group rebuilds its IT network. Meanwhile, the outage will continue to disrupt patient services, including diagnostics and treatments.
Until Oct. 7, war was a topic Eli Matara read about in books. That changed when Hamas attacked Israel. "It's no more just a story," said the chief commercial officer of Israeli tech company MedOne. "It's real life." Matara discusses recovery and resilience in this exclusive interview.
Oren Eytan spent 25 years in the Israel Defense Forces, rising to the rank of colonel and heading the IDF's cybersecurity unit. Now, as CEO of odix, an Israeli cybersecurity vendor, he is helping his country rebound from the Oct. 7 attacks and support the nation's war against Hamas.
When asked what has changed most since Oct. 7, Chen Shmilo, CEO of Israel's 8200 Alumni Association, said "trust." Trust in leadership has changed, but trust in society and its power to be resilient has been renewed, he said. "In these darkest times, some things might even change for the better."
A cyberattack on a shared IT services organization is forcing five member hospitals in Ontario to cancel or reschedule patient appointments and steer nonemergency patients to other facilities. Attacks against third-party vendors are rising, and many regional hospitals are unprepared.
Israeli cybersecurity leaders reacted Saturday with shock, defiance and resolve to an unprecedented land, sea and air assault by Palestinian militants from Gaza. Much of the Israeli cybersecurity community's anger stems from the deliberate targeting of children and the elderly by Hamas militants.
Despite the beating new publicly traded security companies have taken during the economic downturn, Rubrik is looking to test its luck in the public market. Reuters reported Monday the firm is working with Goldman Sachs, Barclays and Citigroup in preparation for an IPO that could take place in 2024.
Pharmaceutical giant Merck's insurers must cover the company's losses involving the 2017 NotPetya malware attack because the "all-risks" property insurance policies' "hostile warlike" exclusions do not apply to the incident, ruled a New Jersey appellate court this week.
The LockBit group has gone from denying it had any involvement in the ransomware attack on Britain's Royal Mail to trying to bargain for a ransom. The ransomware group's site now lists Royal Mail as a victim and demands it pay a ransom or see stolen data get dumped.
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Many healthcare sector organizations would raise their security maturity levels if more CISOs and their teams approached security with business enablement as the objective, says Taylor Lehmann, director for the office of the CISO at Google Cloud.
California hospital operator Scripps Health has agreed to pay $3.57 million in "minimum cash settlements" of $100 per victim, plus some additional types of expenses, to settle a class-action lawsuit filed by victims of a 2021 data breach perpetrated by ransomware-wielding attackers.
State-backed Russian hacking groups are continuing to focus less on Ukrainian military targets and much more on civilian infrastructure, Ukrainian cybersecurity officials report. Since the start of the year, Ukraine's Computer Emergency Response Team has tracked more than 2,100 major hack attacks.
Phishing and other socially-engineered schemes are going to get bolder, the attack surface is only going to get bigger, and enterprises everywhere are going to have to focus more on building cyber resilience. These are among the New Year's predictions from Zoom's new CISO, Michael Adams.
Hospitals must not only prepare in advance for ransomware and other debilitating attacks on their organizations, but also for responding to the effect of cyber incidents at neighboring facilities, says Dr. Christian Dameff of the University of California San Diego.