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The hit TV show Mr. Robot imagines a world where banks have consolidated to the point that by hitting one major player (E Corp) with ransomware attacks (like the very real world cryptolocker virus), hackers can have a major impact on the world economy. While this is a fictional TV show, it is unsettling to watch—primarily because we feel that […]
It’s no secret that email and our connectivity with the world in general are high on the list of common holes that make PHI security difficult. In fact, the recently released Verizon 2016 Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) indicates that 63% of confirmed data breaches stem from weak, default or stolen passwords – clearly pointing to compromised email accounts and […]
Xtium recently co-hosted leading healthcare CISOs to discuss data security, compliance trends, the HITRUST Common Security Framework (CSF), and the impact of increased security concerns on the subject of vendor management. While the discussion involved healthcare firms, there are some key security compliance lessons and best practices that are applicable to ALL companies. For example, I was one of the […]
With healthcare data under attack like never before, cloud backup solutions have become an essential component of data security and compliance practices for SMBs. Why all the fuss around PHI? Because the value of a stolen health record is more than ten times the value of a stolen credit card number on the black market. As a result, there is […]
No company is safe from the onslaught of cyptolocker virus ransomware attacks. The unfortunate nature of these attacks is that human error and simple mistakes can allow entry to a cyberattacker and can render files and systems useless.
Ransomware virus attacks continue to plague the healthcare industry including an attack of a Kansas hospital this week. On one hand this is not surprising given the incredible volume of attacks that have taken place over the last couple of years. There have been many well-publicized data breaches and ransomware virus/malware attacks that have crippled healthcare providers and their business associates. On the other hand, something that is surprising, is the misperception that many companies have when it comes to best practices for protecting PHI and infrastructure assets from these types of ransomware virus attacks.
Healthcare Security Challenges & the Impact on Business Associates On February 8th, 5 major healthcare payers issued a letter to their business associates regarding healthcare security explaining the need for them to comply with the HITRUST Common Security Framework within two years. This mandate stems from the industry-wide drive to protect patient data and reduce the threat of PHI theft, privacy violations or […]
On March 31st Xtium’s CEO and co-founder Tim Vogel participated in a webinar about IT disaster recovery solutions entitled “Disaster Recovery Meets the Cloud: Insights and Real-World Experience from Technology Leaders”. The program centered around the topic of data protection and disaster recovery (DR), explaining current trends and technology solutions. The program was hosted by Telx, a provider of colocation […]
On Tuesday April 14th Xtium and partner Wipfli will hold a seminar discussing HITRUST certification and how it helps healthcare providers in the quest to address HIPAA requirements. This event will be held in Malvern, PA at the Desmond Hotel, beginning at 8:45am. The agenda for the morning is to discuss the past, present and future of HITRUST certification and […]
With many recent cyber-attacks fresh in the news, companies’ executives want to know how to stop ransomware – especially after it happens. Specifically, if an attacker succeeds at infiltrating and infecting your network, what comes next? Two recent case studies at Xtium illustrate the possibilities very well, and illustrate how to stop ransomware after the fact. Within the past two […]