Why Healthcare Is Uniquely Vulnerable to Ransomware Attacks

We all know that the most recent and pernicious forms of phishing attacks are ransomware attacks. They are increasing in scope and incidence, as well as impact and cost. But a more disturbing trend is that healthcare entities are being targeted for such ransomware attacks. The most recent is the massive ransomware attack against the UK’s NHS, whereby…

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The Huma(n) Factor in Infosec

Remember when the FBI initiated an investigation of the classified emails of State Department employee Huma Abedin found on the laptop computer of her (now estranged) husband, former (and disgraced) New York Congressman Anthony Weiner? Now Former FBI Director James Comey testified that he was obligated to tell members of Congress about these emails during…

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The United Airlines Doctor Debacle, The Law and Crisis Communication

The law reflects our values, and our power structure. When Kentucky physician David Dao was dragged off a United Airlines (UAL) flight by Chicago Aviation Police, most people saw outrageous conduct by the airline and possibly the police department. Some saw an uncooperative passenger refusing to quietly exit a plane. What you see depends on how you…

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Broadband Privacy Rules – 5 Myths

With the repeal of the FCC rules on broadband privacy and security, there’s been a lot of misinformation floating around the web. Here’s my attempt to clarify some of the issues. The Rules Gave Preferential Treatment to Edge Providers Like Google One of the reasons given to justify the repeal of the FCC broadband privacy and…

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