ISSA Journal - Healthcare Security

The September 2017 (Volume 15 Issue 9) edition of the ISSA Journal features an article by our founder and principal, Jon Sternstein.  The title of the story is "Healthcare Security Ailments and Treatments the World Needs to Know" and provides valuable insight into healthcare data breaches. 

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Locky Ransomware Analysis

We have recently received two samples of Locky maldoc (malicious document) ransomware from a healthcare institution.  Ransomware is a devastating piece of malware that encrypts important files on an infected computer and demands ransom to decrypt the files.  We will examine two samples.

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Top 10 Highlights of FDA’s Draft Guidance on Cybersecurity in Medical Devices

Background
On January 22nd, 2016, the Food and Drug Administration released a draft guidance document titled “Postmarket Management of Cybersecurity in Medical Devices”.  (Food and Drug Administration).  This important document addresses the need for security throughout the lifecycle of several medical devices.  Improving medical device security is a subset of President Obama’s February 19th, 2013 Executive Order 13636 – “Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity”.  

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