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...
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) Security shared a June 2017 report from James Scott, Sr. Fellow, The Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology (ICIT), entitled "The Necessity of Encryption for Preserving Critical Infrastructure Integrity." This powerful report states the following: "Lately, consumers have not been able to trust public or private entities to secure their data.
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.
An article by author, Tom Sullivan, in the May 30, edition of Healthcare IT News, entitled, "Hospital survival guide for a world overflowing with unsecured medical devices", provided a stern warning. Quoting the article: "Medical device security is an utter mess."
Derive Healthcare has been monitoring news all weekend about, according to reporting from Brian Fung of The Washington Post”, in the 5/14 article entitled, “Computer security experts fear second wave of ‘biggest ransomware attack ever’”, the “malicious ‘ransomware’ attacks that seized computers worldwide Friday and held those systems hostage…” According to the article, the attacks, which first affected Healthcare, “are likely to worsen this week as millions of people return to work — forcing them to di