Vigilant Ops Wins Cybersecurity Challenge

Month: September 2020

Universal Health Services (UHS) Hit by Ransomware Attack

Early on the morning of Sunday, September 27, 2020, end users at a United Health Services (UHS) hospital were greeted with locked phones and computer screens hijacked by ransomware. The giant hospital system has reverted back to paper forms, with no electronic access to online patient data, including lab results and historical information. Healthcare workers at the hospitals were told that it would take days to get the systems back online. UHS serves millions of patients through 400 facilities...

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Vigilant Ops Announces Availability of InSight Platform V1 for HDOs

Healthcare Delivery Organizations Gain Visibility into Risk Profile of Deployed Medical Devices. Today, Vigilant Ops, an innovator in medical device cybersecurity, announced the immediate availability of InSight Platform V1 for Healthcare Delivery Organizations, providing HDOs with an automated solution for monitoring the health of their deployed medical devices.  The InSight Platform V1 for Medical Device Manufacturers (MDMs) was released on May 11 and provided MDMs an automated solution...

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Ransomware Attack Leads to Fatality

Third-party software component vulnerability exploit causes treatment delay, leading to patient death. Healthcare providers have long been a favorite target for bad actors launching cyberattacks, which usually resulted in the loss of sensitive patient data. A recent cyberattack, however, has resulted in the loss of a patient’s life. On September 10, 2020, Dusseldorf University Hospital reported the first death resulting from a cyberattack.  An exploit of a third-party software component...

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Cyberspace Solarium Commission – A Public-Private Brainstorming Initiative

The United States Cybersecurity Solarium Commission (CSC) was formed in 2019 to “develop a consensus on a strategic approach to defending the United States in cyberspace against cyber-attacks of significant consequences.” The CSC published their report to the public on March 11, 2020. The report consists of more than 80 recommendations and more than 50 legislative proposals. Vigilant Ops recently sponsored a webinar during which a summary of the report and potential impacts on the medical...

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