An important article in yesterday’s edition of Becker’s Hospital Review (Becker’s Health IT), by Dan L. Dodson, provides further information on the increases in ransomware and other attacks in healthcare in 2017, as entitled, “Connected medical devices at high risk”.
An August 11, article in Fast Company, by Sean Captain, entitled, "NASA Space-Tests A Supercomputer To Send To Mars", delineated how Hewlett Packard Enterprise is directly engaging with NASA to bring supercomputing to their space exploration efforts.
A valuable article, entitled, "How Adversaries Are Refining and Improving Ransomware in 2017", appeared yesterday on Cisco's Blog. The post was authored by Edmund Brumaghin, an important threat researcher with Cisco Talos, who, "has spent the past several years protecting environments across a number of different industries including nuclear energy, financial services, etc."
Yesterday (July 11), Cisco announced the launch of the "Cisco UCS M5 Family for Unified Computing", new "5th Generation servers" for the Cisco Unified Computing System Cisco (UCS). According to a press release from Cisco, the new 5th Gen family is: "Now a primary building block in the world's most advanced data centers, with over 60,000 customers."
A post today from Krishna Kurapati, CEO of qliqSOFT, Inc., a HIPAA-compliant healthcare messaging application company, is entitled, “Petya” Ransomware Attack: What You Need to Know." In the post, Kurapati describes that, "For the second time in two months, a major ransomware attack has had international implications.
New York, NY, June 15, 2017 – Derive Technologies (also comprising the dedicated Derive Healthcare practice) announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Derive to its 2017 Solution Provider 500 list. The Solution Provider 500 is CRN’s annual ranking of the largest technology integrators, solution providers and IT consultants in North America by revenue.
An article in the June 9, edition of Healthcare IT News asks: "How would you like a devious Christian Slater breaking into your doctor’s computers, altering the dosages on your prescriptions? No? Well, HP has created a video series to show you just what would happen in that scenario." The article paraphrases Slater's narrative in the HP Studios, Lance Acord directed, second part of "The Wolf" HP Print and Device Security web video series: "Wolves hunt for the weak, he says...
A lot of well-known Healthcare organizations with important names have been impacted by these new threats.
If they can't defend themselves, HOW CAN YOU?
These major global cyber attacks - which occurred over the past few weeks - have occupied worldwide news headlines since. Organizations the world over, reportedly including major hospital systems, transportation providers, and telcos have been impacted. The attack has purportedly spread to over 150 countries around the world.