October 20, 2022

Oops, those web trackers may have leaked 3m patients’ info, says hospital network

A hospital network in Wisconsin and Illinois fears visitor tracking code on its websites may have transmitted personal information on as many as 3 million patients to Meta, Google, and other third parties. Advocate Aurora Health (AAH) reported the potential breach to the US government’s Health and Human Services. As well as millions of patients, …

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Russian-Speaking Ransomware Gangs Hit New Victim: Russians

Saint Basil’s Cathedral in Moscow (Image: George Armstrong/CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report discusses how Russian-speaking ransomware gangs have their eyes on a new target, offers the latest on Australia’s data security reckoning and the government’s response, and outlines emerging trends in customer identity and access management. In this report, …

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FIDO Panel: Remember, Passwordless Is All About Usability

Biometrics , Security Operations Customer Convenience, Not Security, Should Be the Selling Point for FIDO Passkeys Michael Novinson (MichaelNovinson) • October 20, 2022     Organizations can improve security with modern authentication protocols, but the big message to the marketplace is that FIDO Passkeys give customers more convenience and deliver a consistent user experience. See …

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Votiro integrates with Box to prevent new and unknown threats before they enter the network

Votiro has unveiled its integration with Box’s Content Cloud to prevent ransomware and other evasive file-borne threats from entering users’ content collaboration applications and environments. Users can seamlessly connect Votiro Cloud to Box to provide an essential layer of security needed to prevent new and unknown threats by sanitizing content before adding it in Box. …

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What Any Executive Needs to Know About Zero Trust

Why should a company executive be interested in Zero Trust? Isn’t that supposed to be obvious? Apparently, it’s not; otherwise, we wouldn’t have nearly 1 billion successful ransomware attacks between January 2021 and June 2022. Whether we like it or not, lately, Zero Trust is becoming synonymous with modern, good cybersecurity practices. Every executive interested …

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DirectDefense collaborates with Halcyon to protect users against ransomware

As a DirectDefense and Halcyon partnership result, DirectDefense will now offer the Halcyon Anti-Ransomware & Endpoint Resilience Platform as part of its Managed Detection and Response (“MDR”) offerings. “Ransomware is on the rise and threat actor groups are becoming increasingly sophisticated. As they evolve, so must your managed security services provider,” said Jim Broome, President, …

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Smartfin led consortium acquires Hex-Rays to accelerate product innovation efforts

Hex-Rays has been acquired by a consortium of investors led by Smartfin, and including co-investors SFPIM and SRIW. Ilfak Guilfanov, the founder of Hex-Rays and architect of the technology platform, also reinvests a substantial amount in the new structure. Founded in 2005, Hex-Rays developed a set of software reverse engineering tools for mainly IT security …

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Google opens up Workspace with slew of third-party integrations

As office workers continue to be confronted with a proliferation of SaaS applications, IT managers are wary of becoming locked into a single app or closed environment.  Tackling the issue head-on, Google is on a path to further close the gap between employees and their favorite work tools through the expansion of third-party integrations across …

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Higher Ed Campuses Have Digitized: Protecting Sensitive Data Requires a Unified Approach

Originally published by Lookout here. Written by Tony D’Angelo, Vice President, Public Sector, Lookout. Higher education institutions have long been subjected to ransomware and other cyber attacks, which has had a huge impact on their operations. In 2020 alone, ransomware attacks affected nearly 1,700 U.S. schools, colleges and universities – which is an increase of …

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ViSalus’ $925M TCPA Loss Must Be Reviewed, 9th Circ. Says

By Dave Simpson (October 20, 2022, 10:23 PM EDT) — The Ninth Circuit sent a jury’s $925 million Telephone Consumer Protection Act verdict against health supplement maker ViSalus back to a lower court for reconsideration Thursday, finding that an Oregon federal judge failed to apply a test for determining if the damages are unconstitutionally excessive…. …

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Ransomware Prevention: How to Protect Against Ransomware

Ransomware attacks hit the headlines every week, with governments, school districts, healthcare providers, and private companies forced to admit attacks after ransomware disrupts their operations. Healthcare ransomware attacks have even been linked to patient deaths. Faced with the threat of negative publicity – and often unrecoverable data – non-technical executives and board members often ask …

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Sheila Carpenter joins Everbridge as CIO

Everbridge has appointed Sheila Carpenter as Chief Information Officer (CIO), responsible for leading the company’s global information technology (IT) efforts, including corporate IT infrastructure, technology systems, and enterprise architecture. Sheila reports to Chief Executive Officer Dave Wagner, and will oversee teams led by the company’s Chief Information Security Officer and Vice President of Enterprise IT. …

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Why Your Security Data Lake Project Will … Well, Actually …

Why Your Security Data Lake Project Will … Well, Actually … Long story why but I decided to revisit my 2018 blog titled “Why Your Security Data Lake Project Will FAIL!” That post was very fun to write and it continued to generate reactions over the years (like this one). Just as I did when I revisited my …

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France Fines Clearview $19.5M For Photo Data Gathering

By Allison Grande (October 20, 2022, 10:14 PM EDT) — France’s data protection regulator has hit Clearview AI with a €20 million ($19.5 million) penalty and ordered it to delete personal data that fuels its facial recognition database, after finding the company’s gathering of millions of French residents’ images to be unlawful. … Read more

Cynet unveils Global Partner Program to reduce operational and buying costs for partners

Cynet has launched its newly optimized Global Partner Program, which offers channel sales organizations the ability to increase profitability on their Cynet business. The updated program includes new pricing, discounts and resources aimed at streamlining the partner journey to reduce operational and buying costs. The program launch is intended to strengthen Cynet’s channel-first business model, …

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Three Pillars of Online Defense: How to Stay Safe (and Productive) Online

More than 31% of U.S. adults, when asked, said they go online “almost constantly.” As many as 85% say they’re on every day. More and more, we are spending almost every waking moment browsing, tweeting, texting, watching, or working online. The internet has become an essential part of our lives; it’s a great resource for …

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Gateway 2000: Gone But Not Forgotten

#ThrowBackThursday What does a cattle ranch have in common with computers? Admittedly not much, but that didn’t stop two college dropouts from capitalizing on the concept and reshape PC purchases in the 1990s.Read more

Gateway 2000: Gone But Not Forgotten

#ThrowBackThursday What does a cattle ranch have in common with computers? Admittedly not much, but that didn’t stop two college dropouts from capitalizing on the concept and reshape PC purchases in the 1990s.Read more

Can’t-Miss Content: Planning for Success With AI, Worker Safety and Renewables Webinars, Kudos From Microsoft, and More

Round-Up Blog for September Fall is officially here, so get ready for pumpkin spice and changing leaves. It’s also time once again for a moment of reflection while looking forward to the final quarter of 2022. And while it’s still a bit early to begin dusting off those holiday decorations, it’s a great time to …

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More Russian Organizations Feeling Ransomware Pain

Fraud Management & Cybercrime , Ransomware Dharma, Crylock and Thanos Most Active, OldGremlin Most Greedy, Researchers Find Mathew J. Schwartz (euroinfosec) • October 20, 2022     Red Square in Moscow (Source: WikiMedia Commons) One of the cybersecurity realities of living in Russia has historically been not having to worry much about ransomware. See Also: …

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Medibank Acknowledges Data Breach Including Medical Data

Finance & Banking , Fraud Management & Cybercrime , Geo-Specific Minister for Home Affairs O’Neil Likens Hackers to Dogs Mihir Bagwe (MihirBagwe) • October 20, 2022     Image: Medibank Ransomware hackers stole up to 200 gigabytes from Australian insurer Medibank, a data set that includes identifying information and medical diagnoses. See Also: The DevOps …

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Cloud Training for All is Critical to Migration Efforts, Experts Say

When it comes to cloud migration, all workers need to have the right skills to use and understand the technology, according to government and industry experts that spoke at a panel hosted by the Advanced Technology Academic Research Center on Thursday. This training and education is not limited to technologists, because other workers will impact the …

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