The Register – “Sadly, the targeting of hospitals with ransomware is a growing trend; earlier this year seven hospitals in Australia were also impacted by ransomware. Hospitals are becoming a major target as despite new technology adoption being high, there is often a lack of cyber security knowledge, even though health data can be a very lucrative area for cybercriminals. This makes busy hospital staff the perfect targets.”
Information Security Buzz – The Rouen University Hospital has been paralyzed by ransomware, with an attack similar to WannaCry in 2017, putting lives at risk. Sadly, the targeting of hospitals with ransomware is a growing trend; earlier this year seven hospitals in Australia were also impacted by ransomware. “It is vital that there is greater education and that organisations do more to test their defences against hackers,” commented Cesar Cerrudo, CTO.
VMblog – There exists a trend towards heightened awareness in secure design practices, particularly, the attack and defense analysis technique, threat modeling. This trend implies two predictions for 2020 and beyond. First, security practitioners will need to understand DevOps software development practices to ensure that security can be designed into software from the start within a DevOps process. DevOps offers developers enormous productivity and operational gains.
Forbes – Just because you’ve invested in a smartphone that isn’t exposed to quite the same degree of malware and exploit issues as an Android device, that doesn’t mean you can safely ignore good practice when it comes to iPhone security. This is why I’ve asked 12 security experts to share their knowledge as far as keeping your iPhone secure is concerned. Here are their 26 tips to help you do just that.
Coingeek – We shall not pay the ransom. This is the message that the city of Johannesburg in South Africa has for hackers who breached their systems. The hackers demanded 4 BTC, worth about $30,000, threatening to leak sensitive information if their demands were not met. They even gave the city a deadline. However, Joburg isn’t about to surrender to the crooks, despite admitting that some of its most crucial systems had been hit.