14 Jun 2019

Hospital medical equipment contains potentially lethal vulnerability

Security researchers at CyberMDX have uncovered a highly dangerous vulnerability in the Alaris Gateway Workstation produced by BD. The vulnerable device is used in hospitals to “provide mounting, power, and communication support to infusion pumps,” which are used for “a wide range of therapies including fluid therapy, blood transfusions, chemotherapy,

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13 Jun 2019

These are the Internet of Things devices that are most targeted by hackers

Of all the Internet-connected devices that make up the Internet of things (IoT), security cameras are most frequently targeted by hackers, a new report by SAM Seamless Network shows. Security cameras account for almost half (47%) of devices on home networks that are vulnerable to cyberattacks. In the US, the

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13 Jun 2019

Healthcare organizations lack money, tools, talent to address biggest cybersecurity threats

A new CynergisTek survey identifies poorly secured Internet of things (IoT) devices as the top concern for half of healthcare decision makers. Other major concerns are medical device security and third-party risk. The research also found that one in three medical organizations do not have a proper security strategy for

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31 May 2019

Industry is Not Prepared for the IIoT Attacks that Have Already Begun

A new Irdeto report highlights the massive cyber threat to the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). The study found that 80% of health, transport and manufacturing firms from the US, China, Germany, Japan and the UK were at the receiving end of an IoT-related cyberattack in the past 12 months.

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29 May 2019

IoT cyberattacks are the new normal, the security mindset isn’t

New research by Irdeto sheds light on the growing threat to the machines and gadgets that make up the Internet of things (IoT). It shows that in the past 12 months, around eight out of ten firms suffered a cyberattack targeting IoT devices, costing the firms an average of $330,000

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28 May 2019

Talent deficit: AI and Cybersecurity specialist are getting scarce

A recent study by OutSystems sheds light on the growing skills gap in the IT sector. The research shows that the most difficult skills to find or train suitable candidates for are: Artificial Intelligence (AI) / Machine Learning (ML) (mentioned by 72% of IT managers) Cybersecurity (64%) Internet-of-things (IoT) (56%)

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28 May 2019

Siemens Medical Products Affected by Wormable Windows Flaw

A Siemens investigation found that the recently discovered critical Windows security flaw known as BlueKeep impacts various medical devices produced by Siemens Healthineers, a Siemens division. The vulnerability, tracked as CVE-2019-0708, impacts RDP implementations on Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008 and other older Windows operating

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23 May 2019

Over 90% of data transactions on IoT devices are unencrypted

New research by Zscaler highlights how companies are putting themselves at risk through the use of poorly secured IoT devices. The report found that a staggering 91.5% of IoT data transactions on enterprise networks are not encrypted. If a threat actor manages to intercept that traffic, they can therefore access

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08 May 2019

Major Uptick in IoT-Related Breaches and Attacks

The Ponemon Institute and the Santa Fe Group have released a new report indicating that over a quarter (26%) of organizations experienced an IoT-related data breach last year, an increase of 11% compared to the year before. Furthermore, researchers believe “[t]he actual number may be greater as most organizations are not

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07 May 2019

Healthcare Industry at Risk Due to IoT Devices and Human Error

A new report by Vectra sheds light on the growing risk to health care organizations stemming from a combination of factors, including the increased adoption of Internet-of-things (IoT) devices, continued reliance on legacy systems, and shortcomings in terms of network segmentation and access controls. In addition, healthcare organizations often lack

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