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Claroty launches Advanced Anomaly Threat Detection for Medigate to boost cybersecurity standards for healthcare organisations

Claroty, a cyber-physical systems (CPS) protection company, has announced at the annual HIMSS24 conference the release of the Advanced Anomaly Threat Detection (ATD) Module within the Medigate Platform from Claroty. The new capability provides healthcare organisations with the clinical context to properly identify, assess and prioritise threats to connected medical devices, IoT and Building Management Systems […]

NHS Dumfries and Galloway hit by on-going cyberattack

NHS Dumfries and Galloway has been the target of a focused and on-going cyberattack. The organisation says this has prompted a swift response in line with its established protocols, working with partner agencies including Police Scotland, the National Cyber Security Centre and the Scottish Government. In a statement, NHS Dumfries and Galloway said: “There may […]

Romanian healthcare facilities hit by cyberattack

A ransomware attack has hit over a hundred Romanian healthcare facilities, including dozens of hospitals. The attackers have demanded 3.5 bitcoin, worth over £130,000 to unlock the files. But cyber-officials have claimed the data had been recently backed up, reducing the impact – and possibly meaning that the facilities should be able to bounce back […]

Ransomware in healthcare: Time for CISOs to build resilience and response

Will Poole, Head of Incident Response at CYFOR Secure, tells us about the escalating ransomware threat to the UK’s healthcare sector and the vital importance of building resilience and enhancing incident response to combat these cyberattacks. The UK’s healthcare sector has been under tremendous strain since the pandemic. As hospitals struggle to clear patient backlogs […]

Zscaler partners with Imprivata and CrowdStrike for Zero Trust security for healthcare organisations

Zscaler, a leader in cloud security, has announced that it has teamed up with CrowdStrike and Imprivata to deliver a Zero Trust cybersecurity solution from device to cloud that’s custom-made for medical institutions. The new Zscaler integration with the Imprivata Digital Identity Platform will provide visibility, threat protection and traceability for end-to-end, multi-user, shared device […]

St. Luke’s safeguards millions of patient records with Rubrik

Rubrik, the Zero Trust Data Security Company, has announced that St. Luke’s University Health Network (St. Luke’s) replaced its legacy backup vendor with Rubrik to support its shift to the cloud and achieve cyber-resilience. Relying on Rubrik Security Cloud, St. Luke’s can now recover from cyberattacks within minutes or hours, as opposed to months. St. Luke’s is […]

ICO reprimands NHS Lanarkshire for sharing patient data via WhatsApp

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has issued a reprimand to NHS Lanarkshire, following staff’s unauthorised use of WhatsApp to share patients’ personal data over the course of two years. Between April 2020 and April 2022, 26 staff at NHS Lanarkshire had access to a WhatsApp group where patient data was entered on more than 500 occasions, […]

Leading UAE and KSA hospitals may be leaving citizens at risk of email fraud

Proofpoint, a leading cybersecurity and compliance company, has released new research identifying that 72% of the top hospitals in the UAE and KSA are lagging behind on basic cybersecurity measures, subjecting citizens to a higher risk of email fraud. These findings are based on a Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting and Conformance (DMARC) analysis of the […]

Money-saving deal gives NHS staff access to latest digital tools

A deal negotiated by NHS England will mean all NHS workers, including doctors, nurses, clinicians and support staff, can benefit from the full suite of Microsoft 365 workplace productivity apps, making collaboration easier and maximising time for care. In the past, each local organisation would be responsible for purchasing their own licences for software. By […]

More than a million NHS patients’ data compromised after cyber breach

NHS details of more than a million patients have been compromised in a cyberattack, senior health chiefs have been warned. A recent ransomware attack on the University of Manchester affected an NHS patient dataset that holds information on 1.1 million patients across 200 hospitals, according to a report in The Independent. Among the details potentially […]

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