A Quick Summary of Recent Trends & Developments That Businesses and Law Firms Should Know

“Nearly 60 percent of small businesses have to close shop after a data breach, which costs, on average, about $32,000 per attack.”

Cybersecurity Spending Soaring:

According to market research firm Gartner, global spending on information security is expected to reach nearly $87 billion in 2017 — an increase of around 7 per cent over 2016 – and is expected to top $113 billion by 2020.  Also according to Gartner, by 2020, 40 percent of all managed security service (MSS) contracts will be bundled with other security services and broader IT outsourcing (ITO) projects, up from 20 percent today. Continue reading “A Quick Summary of Recent Trends & Developments That Businesses and Law Firms Should Know”

Safeguarding Patients and Data In The Evolving Healthcare Cybersecurity Landscape

The reality is that hospitals are a logical hacker target for several reasons. They are susceptible to phishing attacks and insider threats because of the large data flows throughout various systems. They are many points of vulnerability for malware/ransomware extortion because their systems are networked with multiple stations and devices. In addition, most workers in medical facilities are not trained in basic cybersecurity hygiene.

Healthcare cybersecurity is in a state of transformation. As medical care becomes more networked and interconnected via computers and devices, the digital landscape of health administrators, hospitals, and patients, has become increasingly vulnerable.

The cybersecurity healthcare landscape has many facets. These include the information security networks of medical facilities and hospitals, medical equipment and devices, and protection of the privacy of patients. Technologies, processes and people are the cornerstones of the healthcare cybersecurity transformation. Continue reading “Safeguarding Patients and Data In The Evolving Healthcare Cybersecurity Landscape”