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NHS COVID-19 fraud increased by 167% in 2021

BioCatch, a global leader in behavioural biometrics, has announced that COVID-19-related fraud reported to the NHS surged by 167% from 2020 to 2021, according to information obtained under the Freedom of Information (FoI) Act from the NHS Counter Fraud Authority (NHSCFA Copyright 2022). The data shows that the global pandemic served as a new line […]

NHS 111 emergency services suffers cyberattack

The UK’s NHS 111 emergency services has been affected by a significant and ongoing outage triggered by a cyberattack. On August 7, the healthcare organisation made a statement on its Twitter account, @NHS111Wales, which said: ‘There is a major outage of a computer system that is used to refer patients from NHS 111 Wales to […]

Cohesity strengthens backup and data management capabilities for Sky Lakes

After a recommendation from Cisco, Sky Lakes Medical Center, an internationally accredited acute-care teaching hospital serving more than 80,000 people in Oregon and California, deployed Cohesity to manage backup and its unstructured data. As its new Disaster Recovery (DR) platform Cohesity has become a cornerstone to its IT security, helping Sky Lakes recover from a […]

Royal Flying Doctors Service Queensland protects patient data with Rubrik

Iconic Australian health service ensures 24/7 operations and rapid ransomware recovery. Rubrik, the Zero Trust Data Security Company, has announced it has helped the Royal Flying Doctors Service Queensland (RFDSQ) protect business-critical data and minimize the risk of ransomware attacks against the organization. Now, Rubrik gives RFDSQ cyber-resiliency and ensures Business Continuity so that the […]

French hospital group disconnects Internet after hackers steal data

The GHT Coeur Grand Est. Hospitals and Health Care group has disconnected all incoming and outgoing Internet connections after discovering it suffered a cyberattack that resulted in the theft of sensitive administrative and patient data. GHT is a hospital network located in north-east France consisting of nine locations, 6,000 employees and approximately 3,370 beds. The […]

Össur innovates to offer best-in-class efficiency, security and agility 

As workforces adapt to a remote style of working, employers’ focus has shifted to ensuring their staff can do so as effortlessly as possible from wherever they may be. Einar Dagfinnur Klemensson – Infrastructure and Cloud Architect – Össur, discusses the benefits of partnering with Citrix and Microsoft to deliver an unparalleled experience for its […]

Mission accomplished: Asklepios protects its patients with VMware

Armed with an ultramodern IT infrastructure built on the firm digital foundation of VMware, one of Germany’s leading hospital operators is ideally placed to meet the needs of today and tomorrow whilst bolstering its reputation as a trusted, security-conscious healthcare group. Here, Daniel Maier-Johnson, CISO at Asklepios, tells us how cybersecurity solutions empower him and […]

Why has healthcare become a target for cybercriminals?

Intelligent CIO spoke to Kamal Brar, Vice President and General Manager, Asia Pacific and Japan at Rubrik, to find out more about cybersecurity threats to the healthcare sector. Healthcare is tasked with the massive responsibility of looking after patients, and the responsibility grew all the bigger with the pandemic. However, healthcare’s massive responsibility made the sector one […]

Red Cross hit by cyberattack exposing data of over 515,000 people

Red Cross has been hit by a cyberattack that has exposed over 515,000 vulnerable people’s data, forcing the organisation to shut down systems and operations. The attack compromised personal data and confidential information on more than 515,000 highly vulnerable people, including those separated from their families due to conflict, migration and disaster, missing persons and […]

A cybersecurity diagnosis for the healthcare sector with breach-likelihood

Saket Modi, Co-Founder and CEO at Safe Security, tells us that the healthcare sector can improve its cyber-risk management by adopting a proactive strategy that includes knowing an organization’s breach-likelihood in real-time. For more than the past decade, healthcare has been the biggest target of data breaches. The total average cost has increased to US$9.23 […]

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