A week after #Allscripts was hit with a #ransomware attack that disrupted patient care services of hundreds of its healthcare clients, a class action lawsuit has been filed against the cloud-based electronic health records vendor for allegedly "failing to secure its systems and data from cyberattacks, including ransomware attacks."

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Category One

This week, the head of Britain’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), Ciaran Martin, said something rather alarming in a newspaper interview that generated plenty of headline heat – the UK has never suffered the most serious category one (C1) cyberattack but it is only a matter of time before it does.

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5 laws of cyber security

So without further ado, here are my five laws of cybersecurity, and while there could easily be more, these five will forever be the immutable universal constants that govern this topic and our existence in relation to it.

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responsible

Clearly, cybersecurity is everybody’s problem, making everyone responsible. It's high time this truth was recognized, starting with the executive suite on down.

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Spectre and Meltdown

Spectre and Meltdown are the names of two serious security flaws that have been found within computer processors. They could allow hackers to steal sensitive data without users knowing, one of them affecting chips made as far back as 1995. What are Meltdown and Spectre? Meltdown is a security flaw that could allow hackers to bypass the […]

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oracle

Salesforce is developing its own alternative to Oracle’s database, sources told The Information, meaning that Salesforce is moving away from Oracle technology Amazon is moving toward open-source technology called NoSQL, the sources also said. Salvos from Oracle boss Larry Ellison have added fuel to the fire, according to the report. Amazon and Salesforce have long searched for alternatives […]

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net-neutrality-fcc

The FCC has voted to roll back an Obama-era Net Neutrality Rules. What does this mean for cybersecurity?

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russian hackers

A previously unknown ring of Russian-speaking hackers has stolen as much as $10 million from U.S. and Russian banks in the last 18 months, according to a Moscow-based cyber-security firm that runs the largest computer forensics laboratory in eastern Europe. The MoneyTaker group broke into 20 systems, which includes 15 U.S. lenders, targeting ATMs with […]

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Security advocates finally seem to have the public's attention, and the hope is that people -- including lawmakers -- will take their advice more seriously.

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The following list of 60 predictions starts with three general observations and moves to a wide range of cybersecurity topics: Attacks on the US government and critical infrastructure, determining authenticity in the age of fake news, consumer privacy and the GDPR, the Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI) as a new tool in the hands of both attackers and defenders, cryptocurrencies and biometrics, the deployment of enterprise IT and cybersecurity, and the persistent cybersecurity skills shortage.

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