Falling Short: Predictive Analytics and Healthcare Security

VertitechIT Executive Project Officer and IT security/HIPAA compliance consultant Teresa Grogan says many healthcare institutions are employing a “set it and forget it” mentality when implementing predictive analytics technology to fight cyber threats. She says that practice is a shortcut that will come back to haunt them. In an interview with Healthcare Info Security, Terry…

Pay Attention to Petya

The IT world is reeling again as the latest blast of ransomware is sweeping the globe. “Petya” or “NotPetya” (there’s some disagreement) appears to be similar to the “WannaCry” worm we dealt with a couple of months ago but this, it appears, is more aggressive. According to Forbes.com, government-run IT networks in the Ukraine (including radiation…

Some “WannaCry” Words from our CEO

On Friday May 12th a dangerous ransomware worm, nicknamed “WannaCry,” spread quickly through the Internet. It exploited a recently discovered vulnerability in Microsoft Windows and, despite the fact that Microsoft had issued patches to protect against it last March, many healthcare institutions, banks, government agencies, schools, and businesses around the world had unpatched systems that…