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HHS Warns Healthcare Organizations About SamSam Ransomware

The health care industry continues to get hammered by SamSam ransomware attacks, to the point that the Department of Health and Human Services Healthcare Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (HCCIC) has issued...more

Data Privacy + Cybersecurity Insider - April 2018

by Robinson & Cole LLP on

On the heels of the ransomware that had the City of Atlanta scrambling last week, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the launch of “NYC Secure,” a free mobile app that will alert New York City residents of...more

NYC Secure Gives New Yorkers Tool to Protect Their Smartphones

On the heels of the ransomware that had the City of Atlanta scrambling last week, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the launch of “NYC Secure,” a free mobile app that will alert New York City residents of suspicious activity...more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

With all that went on between the US and China over the past week alone on tariffs, a timeline may help. Luckily, the Times was thinking of our plight when it put this together....more

Cybersecurity – The Victim Becomes the Law Breaker

by Locke Lord LLP on

Every organization, however large or small, faces the threat of cyber-attack. Cybercrime is prevalent, and cybercriminals are becoming more and more sophisticated and operating for a variety of reasons, financial and...more

Atlanta Cyberattack Shows Importance of Cybersecurity for Municipalities

On March 22, 2018, a cyberattack hit the City of Atlanta. A ransomware program infected the City’s computer systems. That malware encrypted the city’s files, and officials believe it may also have provided unauthorized...more

Ransomware Attacks for Local Governments and Public Agencies: A Primer

The recent ransomware attack on the City of Atlanta highlights the fact that the threat of ransomware affects all organizations, regardless of the nature of their industry, business, or operations, and that political...more

Cybersecurity Enforcement and Regulation - 2017 In Review

by Moore & Van Allen PLLC on

Cyber attacks continue to be a pervasive and destructive threat to all institutions and the legal and regulatory landscape currently in place to address those threats continues be reshaped in an effort to address those...more

Connected medical device vulnerabilities continue to impact manufacturers, health care

by Thompson Coburn LLP on

Recently, Thompson Coburn’s Life Sciences Decoded blog described several FDA initiatives to increase the safety and reliability of the emerging connected device market and discussed data privacy as it pertains to medical...more

Cyber Risk News & Trends

Cybersecurity This Month - Are U.S Elections At Risk? "Frankly, the United States is under attack," U.S. Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats said at the Senate Intelligence Committee’s annual hearing on...more

Verizon Protected Health Information Data Breach Report Concludes that Insiders Are Greatest Threat to Health Care Entities

Verizon recently issued its Protected Health Information (PHI) Data Breach Report, which is always an interesting read. Not surprisingly, Verizon’s report concludes that based upon analysis of 1,360 security incidents...more

Washington Suburb Targeted by Cybercrime and Ransomware Attacks – Cyber News

by White and Williams LLP on

A recent report from The Seattle Times provides details on a series of social engineering and ransomware attacks successfully perpetrated on a Seattle suburb during the second half of 2017. The incidents of cyber scams...more

Recent OCR Newsletter Highlights Growing Cyber Extortion Threat for Healthcare Organizations

by BakerHostetler on

The OCR’s January 2018 newsletter details specific types of cyber extortion that healthcare organizations are currently encountering, including ransomware, denial of service attacks, distributed denial of service attacks and...more

OCR Warns of Cyber Extortion and Provides Checklist

In its January newsletter, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) focused on cyber extortion, which it stated has “risen steadily over the past couple of years and continue to be a major source of disruption for many...more

What Companies Can Learn from the DNC Hack

by Womble Bond Dickinson on

In summer 2015, the spies of a foreign country gained access to a private company’s domain name – pick any company you like, or several, since we don’t know which ones or how many. And within those domains, they created false...more

Data Privacy + Cybersecurity Insider - February 2018

by Robinson & Cole LLP on

Allscripts Healthcare Solutions Inc. notified its electronic medical record customers last week that a ransomware attack was behind the disruption of service for medical providers. Please see full Publication below for...more

The Grey’s Anatomy / Allscripts Ransomware Crossover Event: When Scripted TV Becomes Reality, the Script Goes Out the Window

by Dickinson Wright on

For those familiar with the Shonda Rhimes juggernaut, Grey’s Anatomy, it is the story of surgical residents, fellows, and attending physicians as they work in the surgical wing of the fictional Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital....more

Class Action Suit Filed Against Allscripts for Ransomware Attack

Allscripts Healthcare Solutions Inc. notified its electronic medical record customers last week that a ransomware attack was behind the disruption of service for medical providers....more

North Carolina Proposed Data Breach Legislation & Security Breach Report 2017

by Wilson Elser on

On January 8, 2018, the State of North Carolina released its Security Breach Report 2017, which highlights a 15 percent increase in breaches since 2016. At the same time, North Carolina introduced new legislation aimed at...more

Three Practical Considerations When Evaluating Your Cyber Extortion Coverage

by K&L Gates LLP on

Cyber crime has increased significantly over the past several years, with no indications that the annual increases will stop or even slow down. Many analysts predict that global ransomware “damages” will exceed $5 Billion in...more

Understanding cyber insurance risks of target companies

Due to the dramatic increase and changing nature of cyber risks, mergers and acquisitions due diligence should expand to address cyber risks, available risk mitigation practices, and available insurance. Acquiring companies...more

ICYMI in Cybersecurity and Data Breach

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

US News reports: “A legislative panel has approved a bill that would require companies to inform South Dakota residents whose personal information was taken in a data breach,” and that “the state needs a fair reporting law...more

Cyber Risk News & Trends

Cybersecurity This Month - Predictions for 2018 - The new year kicked off with leading institutions weighing in with their cybersecurity predictions for 2018. MIT predicts we will see more large-scale data breaches in...more

Tougher Privacy and Data Security Protections Coming to North Carolina

by Fisher Phillips on

A bi-partisan privacy and data security bill, which will significantly impact companies with North Carolina employees, is in the works. North Carolina State Representative Jason Saine (R), Appropriations Chairman of...more

Cybersecurity Threats and Risks

by Michael Volkov on

Companies are correctly focused on cybersecurity risks. Notwithstanding this focus, companies are struggling with how to respond to threats and risks. Cybersecurity threats are quickly evolving – akin to the time when...more

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