Healthcare and Pharmaceutical


  • Texas hospital becomes victim of Dharma ransomware

    November 19, 2018

    The Altus Baytown Hospital (ABH) has revealed a ransomware outbreak which may have led to the leak of patient data. In a statement on its website, the Texas-based hospital said that ABH discovered an unauthorized threat actor rifling through the organization’s systems on roughly September 3. The “unauthorized party” deployed malicious code and infected the hospital’s systems with a ...

  • Australian ​Department of Health wants to up security posture to Commonwealth standard

    November 19, 2018

    The Department of Health is seeking help with Australian government security compliance, publishing a request for tender (RFT) for a privileged access management (PAM) solution. The solution, the department said, is required to support Health’s “move towards compliance with the Essential Eight Security Controls”. “Ultimately, the solution will increase the risk posture for the department and safe ...

  • Google To Take Over Controversial NHS App

    November 15, 2018

    The search and advertising giant is accused of ‘trust demolition’ after announcing that it plans to take direct control of London-based DeepMind Health Google is to take over DeepMind Health, and its flagship app, Streams, in a move that adds to the controversy over the NHS’ relationship with DeepMind and Google. The app was originally designed to ...

  • Forget WannaCry, staff themselves pose a risk to healthcare data

    September 3, 2018

    More than half of all healthcare data breaches reported during 2017 could be traced back to people on the inside of victim organisations, according to an annual study by Verizon. The company’s latest Protected Health Information Data Breach Report (PHIDBR) looked at 1,368 mostly US examples, identifying 782 (57.5 per cent) as having an insider element. A ...