Recent Breaches Raise Concern About Healthcare Cybersecurity

Hardly a week passes by these days without news of another breach in the healthcare industry. Companies in this sector have been hit especially hard with “mega-breaches,” incidents that expose thousands to millions of records in one attack. This news highlights the clear vulnerabilities in this sector and the desperate need for healthcare providers to better protect their patients’ data.   Recent Healthcare Cybersecurity News In recent weeks, two major breaches have come to light that exposed names, social security numbers and more crucial information. Rush System for Health notified 45,000 patients last week that their data may have been compromised in an attack discovered on January 22nd, according to…

Kansas City Managed Services Company Reviews 2018 Cybersecurity Predictions

    As the new year approaches, many predictions have been made regarding the state of cybersecurity in 2018. Some predictions are more obvious than others, such as ongoing digital transformations and ransomware attacks. However, some predictions are a little more extreme, such as a data breach so pervasive that an entire country loses power. Here are a few of the top predictions for the technology sector in 2018.   Machine Learning   While artificial intelligence technology won’t be new for 2018, there will be changes to the current technology. In 2018, machine learning will actually help cybersecurity professionals, not replace them with robots as many fear. According to CSO…

The Equifax Data Breach is a Reminder to Get Serious About Cybersecurity

October is Cyber Security Awareness Month, and the disastrous effects of the recent Equifax breach are a reminder of the need for cybersecurity changes. The Equifax data breach was another incident of cyber criminals stealing personal data from a large company. The breach leaked personal financial information on 143 million people and is now being investigated by the Federal Trade Commission. “The FTC typically does not comment on ongoing investigations. However, in light of the intense public interest and the potential impact of this matter, I can confirm that FTC staff is investigating the Equifax data breach.” said spokesman Peter Kaplan. Close to 40 states have also joined a probe…