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What You Need to Know About the Daixin Team Ransomware Group
Published: 02/15/2023

Originally published by Titaniam. Ransomware attacks are common and becoming more creative. However, as attackers evolve, so do their decisions of targets and methodology. As of October 2022, the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) holds victim reports across all 16 critical infrastructu...

5 Steps to Managing Third-Party Risk in the Healthcare Industry
Published: 01/21/2023

Written by the Health Information Management Working Group. Healthcare organizations are struggling to identify, protect, detect, respond, and recover from third-party or vendor-related data breaches, vulnerabilities, and threat events. The number of third-party vendors that handle sensitive data...

Everything You Need to Know About HITRUST Certification
Published: 01/13/2023

Originally published by A-LIGN. Written by Blaise Wabo, A-LIGN. HITRUST is a standards organization focused on security, privacy and risk management. The organization developed the HITRUST CSF to provide healthcare organizations with a comprehensive security and privacy program. This program was ...

Could Double Extortion Prompt a Public Health Crisis?
Published: 01/05/2023

Originally published by CXO REvolutionaries on November 15, 2022. Written by Kyle Fiehler, Senior Transformation Analyst, Zscaler. Ransomware actors targeting Australia’s most prominent healthcare insurer have taken the gloves off. After Medibank refused to pay a ransom for the return of data bel...

Responding to and Recovering from a Ransomware Attack
Published: 10/22/2022
Author: Megan Theimer

Thanks to Dr. Jim Angle, Michael Roza, and Vince Campitelli After learning what ransomware is, how to protect your organization against it, and how to detect it, it’s time to learn how to respond and recover if a ransomware attack occurs. In this blog, we’ll explain how to mitigate and contain a ...

Takeaways From the New Healthcare Interoperability Report
Published: 09/26/2022
Author: Alex Kaluza

Continuing to examine important healthcare information security topics, CSA’s Health Information Management Working Group has released a new report on Healthcare Interoperability. The purpose of this report is to examine the current state of interoperability according to the Office of the Nationa...

Trends in Cybersecurity Breaches
Published: 08/25/2022

The complete blog was originally posted by Alert Logic on July 7, 2022. Written by Antonio Sanchez. You may be used to hearing that cyberattacks are becoming more widespread and destructive every year. Recent world events are underscoring the point. COVID-19 left a lasting mark on our working l...

Treating Healthcare’s Insider Threat
Published: 08/16/2022

Originally published by Authomize here. Written by Gabriel Avner, Authomize. There’s an old joke about why bank robbers rob banks. Because that’s where the money is. Given the valuable assets under their care, banks, fintech, insurance, and other financial institutions have understood that they h...

Healthcare Data Breach Prevention: Take Back Control
Published: 02/23/2022

This blog was originally published by BigID here. Written by Kimberly Steele, BigID. In 2020, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (OCR) revealed that healthcare data breach incidents had climbed up to a reported 1.76 per day, marking a 25% increase over report...

What Monsters are Lurking Around the Corner? 2022 Cybersecurity Watch List
Published: 02/02/2022

This blog was originally published on, the Confidential Cloud company. One thing we’ve learned from the last few years is that the potential perils from cyber attacks are coming more frequently and in new and different guises. We’ve already experienced the SolarWinds supply chain brea...

Healthcare Cybersecurity: 8 Data Protection Best Practices
Published: 01/07/2022

This blog was originally published by BigID here. Written by Kimberly Steele, BigID. Healthcare organizations need to look beyond compliance to reduce risk, implement robust data management, and achieve a data protection program that balances safeguarding patient data with providing the highest q...

What is Ransomware?
Published: 11/28/2021
Author: Dr. Jim Angle

Contributions by Michael Roza and Vince Campitelli Ransomware is a rapidly growing problem that has increased 715% year-over-year, according to the latest Threat Landscape Report 2020 by Bitdefender (Bitfinder, 2020). Ransomware is highly profitable, which has made it the fastest growing malware...

Detecting When Ransomware Moves Into Your Cloud
Published: 09/09/2021

This blog was originally published on With around 65,000 ransomware attacks expected this year in the US alone according to Yahoo! Finance, let’s just go out on limb here and say that folks are having a rough go at stopping these menacing occurrences. It doesn’t seem to matter which ...

The Use of Blockchain in Healthcare: A Collaboration Between Two CSA Working Groups
Published: 08/02/2021
Author: Megan Theimer

The unique attributes of healthcare data make it a prime target for nefarious actors. Predictably, healthcare information is tightly regulated by privacy and security laws in the United States, the European Union and international rules governing cloud data storage. The data’s high value, coupled...

An Evolving Healthcare Cybersecurity Landscape
Published: 07/30/2021
Author: John DiMaria

Cloud computing is still in its infancy in the healthcare industry, an industry that started experimenting with technology in the 1950s. But the pace of adoption is projected to continue to increase. With clinicians using mobility tools and the Internet of Things, the healthcare industry is colle...

Cybercriminals Ramp Up Attacks on Healthcare, Again
Published: 06/24/2021

This blog was originally published by Ericom here Written by James Lui, Ericom Sometimes, even knowing what’s coming can’t help you stop it. Cybersecurity experts anticipated an increase in cyberattacks on healthcare organizations during 2021. And sure enough, by the end of April, 30 US hospita...

Introducing the COVID-19 Data Science Dashboard Case Study
Published: 05/27/2021

Written by Samir Souidi, Cloud Security Alliance - New Jersey ChapterSince the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak, cloud-enabled and open-access health data resources have been created and provided by federal agencies and public and private entities. These initiatives have accelerated the adapta...

With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility: The Challenge of Managing Healthcare Data in the Cloud
Published: 05/26/2021

By Jon Moore, MS, JD, HCISSP, Chief Risk Officer and Head of Consulting Services, Clearwater Seeking flexibility, scalability, and cost savings, an increasing number of healthcare organizations are moving systems and data to the Cloud. This trend is accelerating, fueled by increased adoption of ...

Resources to Help Address Cybersecurity Challenges in Healthcare
Published: 01/29/2021

By Vince Campitelli, Co-Chair for the CSA Health Information Management Working Group (HIM)According to a 2019 Thales Report (3) 70% of healthcare organizations surveyed reported a data breach, with a third reporting a breach within the last year. All organizations surveyed reported collecting, ...

Healthcare Big Data in the Cloud Summary
Published: 07/23/2020

By Dr. Jim Angle, Trinity Health, and Alex Kaluza, Cloud Security AllianceIn the modern age of technology and all the ways that it impacts our lives, healthcare is no exception. The use of cloud computing, big data analytics, and the move to consumer-focused health care is changing the way health...

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