Health-ISAC Hacking Healthcare 1-13-2022

TLP White: This week, Hacking Healthcare begins by breaking down the Federal Trade Commission’s warning that it may take action against companies that don’t remediate the Log4j vulnerability in a timely manner. Next, we jump to a new phishing technique that abuses...

Health-ISAC Hacking Healthcare 1-6-2022

TLP White: This week, Hacking Healthcare begins by reviewing how an AvosLocker ransomware attack bolsters our understanding of how ransomware gangs operate. We then jump to the ramifications of a federal appeals court decision to deny an insurance claim resulting from...

Health-ISAC Hacking Healthcare 12-14-2021

TLP White: This week, Hacking Healthcare begins by breaking down the issue of cyber incident reporting timelines and makes the case for engagement with regulators and legislators. Next, we examine reports that the National Institute of Science and Technology (NIST) is...

Health-ISAC Hacking Healthcare 12-7-2021

TLP White: This week, Hacking Healthcare begins by examining the personal accountability aspects of Australia’s Critical Infrastructure Bill. Next, we break down the membership announcement of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency’s (CISA) new...

Health-ISAC Hacking Healthcare 11-23-2021

TLP White: This week, Hacking Healthcare begins by breaking down the possible ramifications of a new report stating ransomware actors are interested in, and capable of, buying into the zero-day market. We then examine a new Europol report on serious and organized...

Health-ISAC Hacking Healthcare 11-16-2021

TLP White This week, Hacking Healthcare begins by examining how a Tesla over-the-air update went awry and how the incident could have larger implications for the healthcare sector. Next, we call out the risk of holiday phishing scams and why this year may be worse...

Health-ISAC Hacking Healthcare 11-2-2021

TLP White: This week, Hacking Healthcare begins by taking a look at how government sanctions have apparently forced one major cybercrime group to routinely alter its identity in order to carry out attacks. Next, we break down a multinational guidance document on...

Health-ISAC Hacking Healthcare 10-26-2021

TLP White: This week, Hacking Healthcare begins by examining a new report published by the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) that provides some interesting findings related to the scale and complexity of the ransomware ecosystem. Next, we break down some...

Health-ISAC Hacking Healthcare 10-19-2021

TLP White This week, Hacking Healthcare begins by examining the outcome of the recent international summit on ransomware hosted by the White House. Next, we assess the Australian government’s new Ransomware Action Plan to see how it compares to other government...

Health-ISAC Hacking Healthcare 10-12-2021

TLP White: This week, Hacking Healthcare begins by breaking down some of the latest government actions related to ransomware. Specifically, we look at two European countries readying their offensive capabilities and how the United States government’s latest actions...

Hacking Healthcare is written by John Banghart, who served as a primary advisor on cybersecurity incidents and preparedness and led the National Security Council’s efforts to address significant cybersecurity incidents, including those at OPM and the White House. John is currently the Senior Director for Technology Risk Management at Venable. His background includes serving as the National Security Council’s Director for Federal Cybersecurity, Senior Cybersecurity Advisor for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and also as a cybersecurity researcher at National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and in the Office of the Undersecretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology.

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