Any organization that holds medical records or other healthcare-related sensitive data needs to consider legislation and organizations that govern the privacy of those records. In this case, we are referring to HIPAA, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, and HITRUST, the Health Information Trust Alliance. These two acronyms are incredibly important for healthcare providers in the United States to... Read More
- Published: 31 May 2021
The recent hack of Colonial Pipeline has led to no shortage of problems, chief among them gasoline shortages all across the east coast of the United States. The pipeline’s operations may have been restored, but the question still remains: what could have been done to stop it, what can we learn from this incident, and
- Published: 19 Apr 2021
Ransomware attacks are notorious for their expense to the victim—largely because of the various costs that come along with successful ransomware infections, including many that might not be expected at first. Let’s review some of these costs, if only to reinforce the importance of avoiding ransomware as a rule.
- Published: 25 Dec 2020
Around this time each year, there’s a tradition of people telling stories that have been passed down for years. We wanted to participate this year, so we’ve decided to reimagine a true holiday classic: Die Hard. Let’s consider how the action may have played out differently if the movie’s events were to take place today…
- Published: 27 Nov 2020
From individuals all the way up to companies and governments, ransomware has been causing no small amount of stress for some years now. Let’s take a few moments to discuss this threat, what you can do about it, and how seriously the government is taking ransomware.
- Published: 18 Dec 2019
LifeLabs, one of the largest private providers of health diagnostic testing, said in an open letter to its customers that the firm had become aware of a recent hack to its computer systems that contained customer information, names and logins. It didn’t specify exactly who had hacked the system but LifeLabs alerted the Ontario and B.C. privacy
- Published: 17 Jun 2019
Ransomware has become a favorite attack vector for hackers – after all, for them, it’s pretty much a no loss game. They either get paid, or they move on to their next target. Unfortunately, cyberattackers that dispatch ransomware often do get paid, and these payments can sometimes come from a surprising source: cybersecurity firms.
- Published: 11 Jun 2019
Canadian municipalities are “sitting ducks” for “cyber terrorists,” says the mayor of Stratford, Ont. — the latest Canadian community to find itself targeted by an online ransom attack. Dan Mathieson said that if his fellow mayors across the country don’t start working together on the problem, more communities may be hit by online extortionists holding municipal
- Published: 07 Jun 2019
Ransomware hasn’t let up. It is essential to understand that any organization, of any kind, is a potential target of a ransomware attack – and yes, this includes municipalities. In fact, since 2013, over 170 government systems at the national, provincial and municipal levels have been infected.