privacy

ICIT Analysis: How to Crush the Health Sector’s Ransomware Pandemic

The health sector is the most vulnerable, most targeted, and resoundingly least equipped to defend against hackers who are pummeling healthcare organizations with ransomware attacks.   This ransomware epidemic will only become more severe and costly as the infection volume in 2017 will trump infections in 2016. In this post, entitled “How to Crush the .. read more

ICIT Brief – Your Life, Repackaged and Resold: The Deep Web Exploitation of Health Sector Breach Victims

Despite being the most at-risk and perpetually breached critical infrastructure sector in the Nation, virtually all health sector organizations refuse to evolve their layered security to combat a hyper evolving threat landscape. As a result, when a healthcare system is breached and patient records are stolen, the entire brutal impact of the incident that resulted from .. read more

ICIT Analysis: The Wound Collectors – Profiling the Self Radicalized Lone-Wolf Terrorist

Acts of domestic terrorism in the West are escalating at an alarming rate. Lone wolf attacks and attackers have sparked public, political and law enforcement curiosity due to the, seemingly, random and independent action of a self-radicalized extremist with modest or no ties directly to the group in which they proclaim the action to be .. read more

ICIT Senate Briefing: Hacking Hospitals

            On November 19, the Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology conducted a briefing at the U.S. Senate entitled “Hacking Hospitals” to address the growing threats facing healthcare organizations. During this briefing, senior Senate staffers and attendees from agencies including the Departments of Veterans Affairs, State, Homeland Security, Health and Human .. read more

ICIT Hill Event: “Hacking Hospitals” Briefing @ Senate

“Hacking Hospitals”  The national surge in the number of internet enabled medical devices, electronic health record management systems, mHealth and health information sharing initiatives has increased the attack surface at healthcare organizations and contributed significantly to the increase in successful data breaches at hospitals and insurance companies over the last several years.  Given the current .. read more

ICIT Congressional Brief: Car Hacking, IoT & Smart City Security Demonstration & Reception

ICIT, sponsored by Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (TX) and in collaboration with ICIT Fellow IOActive, will hold an event at the U.S. House of Representatives to address the growing threat of remote attacks against moving vehicles and the privacy of consumer data captured by automotive systems, in addition to Smartcity security and the general need .. read more

ICIT Brief: Who’s Behind the Wheel? Exposing the Vulnerabilities and Risks of High Tech Vehicles

The July 2015 remote hack of a Jeep Cherokee by security researchers from IOActive served as a catalyst which made vehicle cybersecurity a top priority for the automotive industry, consumers and lawmakers.  Since then, Chrysler has recalled 1.4 million Jeeps to patch vulnerabilities and lawmakers have proposed various pieces of legislation to address cybersecurity in vehicles, including the  Security and Privacy .. read more

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National Health Sector Fly-in @ United States Senate

  Speakers Include –   Wesley Snell, Director CSIRC, HHS –  Suzanne Schwartz, Director Emergency Preparedness/Operations & Medical Countermeasures, FDA –  Steve Curren, Director (Acting), Division of Resilience and Infrastructure Coordination, HHS –  Julie Chua, Information Security Specialist, ONC –  Deborah Kobza, Executive Director, NH-ISAC –  Dan Waddell, Managing Director, National Capital Region, (ISC)2 – .. read more

ICIT Briefs Congress on HR691 Telehealth Modernization Act of 2015

ICIT briefed members of the Rural Health Caucus on HR691  –  Telehealth Modernization Act of 2015, where Fellows provided expertise on rural health, telemedicine, and privacy issues surrounding telehealth initiatives.  ICIT Fellows advised for strong security and access management, interoperability between EHRs, patient access to data, and the securing of data pathways themselves. Click here .. read more

HHS, ICIT Fellows Collaborate on Privacy and Data in Healthcare

              Thursday, March 26, the Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology (ICIT) hosted their monthly Fellow Meeting, with featured thought leaders Dr. Kafi Wilson, MHA (ICIT Fellow and CEO, KWMD) and Laura Elizabeth Rosas (Lead Public Health Advisor, Health IT Team, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration [SAMHSA], U.S. .. read more