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Author: George V. Hulme

George V. Hulme is an internationally recognized information security and business technology writer. For more than 20 years Hulme has written about business, technology, and IT security topics. From March 2000 through March 2005, as senior editor at InformationWeek magazine, he covered the IT security and homeland security beats. His work has appeared in CSOOnline, ComputerWorld, Network Computing, Government Computer News, Network World, San Francisco Examiner, TechWeb, VARBusiness, and dozens of other technology publications.

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GAO: US Federal Agencies Need to Fully Establish Risk Management Programs

Aug 21 by George V. Hulme

There have been plenty — too many — breaches involving federal agencies over the years. Way back in 2006, a breach at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs affected 26.5 million people. In 2009, it was the National Archives and Records Administration that was hit and that breach affected 76 million. In one of the worst and most damaging breaches of all time, the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) affected 21.5 million federal employees and contractors, and breached the information included in security clearances, such as background investigation data and associated person data. Most recently, the U.S. Customs Agency fell victim to an attack and photos and other personal information collected by U.S. Customers and Border Patrol was leaked.

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When it Comes to Application Security, Banks Pay Little Interest

Aug 16 by George V. Hulme

One might think financial institutions, such as banks, would have formidable levels of application security. Unfortunately, if one thought that, one would be wrong. According to an analysis by application security vendor ImmuniWeb, a startling 97 out of 100 of the world’s largest banks are vulnerable to web and mobile attacks.

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UK Fines Jump Since GDPR Implementation

Aug 12 by George V. Hulme

Commercial law firm Reynolds Porter Chamberlain LLP says that the average fine levied by the Information Commissioner’s Office rose 14% in the year since the introduction of GDPR, increasing from £125,000 in 2017/18 to £143,000 in 2018/19.

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Surprise: Healthcare Organizations Confident in Their Cybersecurity Efforts

Jul 29 by George V. Hulme

Risk management firm LexisNexis Risk Solutions, in conjunction with Information Security Media Group (ISMG), recently announced the results of an online survey they conducted to identify current trends in healthcare cybersecurity. The survey is based on responses from more than 100 participants working within including hospitals, physician group practices and payers. The survey was conducted over the spring of 2019.

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Hospitals, Clinics in Los Angeles Hit by Data Breach

Jul 17 by George V. Hulme

Phishing attacks strike again. Last week, Nemadji Research Corp., which does patient eligibility and billing services work for the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services, discovered that they’d been breached by a phishing attack. The attack enabled the criminals to gain access to the medical records of nearly 15,000 patients.

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Poor Healthcare Industry Security Hygiene Places Lives at Risk

Jul 15 by George V. Hulme

No one wants to go to the doctor’s office. Well, I guess some people do. I’m certainly not one of them. But imagine going to the doctor and then watching in horror as the medical equipment or computers the teams of doctors are working on aren’t working.  That, suddenly, the come under attack just as you are “going under the knife.”

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AI in Cybersecurity Expected to Surpass $38 Billion

Jul 09 by George V. Hulme

The market for AI in cybersecurity is expected to soar. According to the market research firm Markets and Markets, sales and support of AI software and services will reach $38 billion by 2026 — up from nearly $9 billion this year.

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Threat Intelligence Best Practices

Jun 27 by George V. Hulme

As we established in the previous post, when it comes to threat intelligence, most enterprises are neither where they want or need to be. They’re not getting value out of their efforts and they often are not focused on what they need to attain actionable threat intelligence.

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Unlearned Lessons of the Past and the (Not So) Secure Smart City of the Future

Jun 03 by George V. Hulme

The concept of the city of the future is both inspiring and frightening. 

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Threat Intelligence – Know Thy Adversary

May 23 by George V. Hulme

Threat intelligence enables enterprises to better understand, detect and respond to threats. To mount a successful defense, enterprises need to know their enemies and anticipate their next move. So far, the defenders have been losing.

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No Enterprise Is A Cybersecurity Island

May 09 by George V. Hulme

While the 400 year old John Donne poem, No Man is an Island, is about the interconnectedness of the individual to humanity, it could just as easily had been written about the nature of cybersecurity and modern technology.

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Part Two: How Healthcare Cybersecurity Can Enable Innovation

Apr 17 by George V. Hulme

As we covered in part one, there’s tremendous investment underway in healthcare IT and the industry is innovating every step along the way of patient care and records management, or it soon will be. And the result is that as hospitals grow more efficient and deliver care more effectively, it will help better contain healthcare cost increases. But it must be done securely.

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