The CyberPHIx Roundup is your quick source for keeping up with the latest cybersecurity news, trends and industry leading practices, specifically for the healthcare industry.
In this episode, our host Brian Selfridge highlights the following topics trending in healthcare cybersecurity this week:
- UnityPoint Health in Iowa reaches a $2.8m class action lawsuit related to phishing breaches in 2018; discussion on implications for the industry, breach response lessons learned, OCR and class action risks, and recommended actions for healthcare entities
- NIST report released looking at the statistical trends for financial losses related to cybercrime activity; analysis of the report and implications for healthcare security program investments
- UCSF pays $1.14m ransom to retrieve COVID-19 research data; details of the case, FBI involvement and negotiations; recommendations provided for ransomware prevention and response
- Bipartisan Senate introduction of an amendment to the 2021 National Defense Authorization Act that would provide funding for a cybersecurity coordinator in every state, and re-instate the national cybersecurity director position that the Trump administration eliminated