DNS Hijacking Threatens Remote Employees

by Sarah Harvey / April 3rd, 2020

In a recent discovery by Bitdefender, new router DNS (Domain Name System) hijacking attacks have been targeting home routers and redirecting victims to fake coronavirus pages. These attacks have focused on leading people to download applications that are infected with Oski malware. The malware has the ability to extract browser credentials, cryptocurrency wallet passwords, and other valuable information. In a time where many employees are working remotely from home offices,…

Coronavirus Hits Healthcare’s Cyber Readiness

by Sarah Harvey / March 19th, 2020

Healthcare organizations all around the world are fighting the coronavirus pandemic, but they are fighting more than just the virus. While the healthcare industry is focused on public health and patient care, hackers are taking this opportunity to target them with all types of cyber attacks. Has the lack of cyber readiness finally caught up to the healthcare industry? Is it taking a global pandemic for healthcare organizations to face…

Privacy Concerns During the Coronavirus

by Sarah Harvey / March 17th, 2020

How does privacy law come into play when a pandemic hits? Do the rules change? How do business associates and covered entities know when and where they can share PHI related to the pandemic? Let’s discuss so that you know the impact to your organization. HIPAA Privacy Rule and Pandemics The HHS recently released a memo that explains how the HIPAA Privacy Rule balances protection of PHI with protection of…

Mistakes Businesses Make When Preparing for Pandemics like Coronavirus

by Sarah Harvey / March 6th, 2020

The Global Impact of COVID-19 It’s been nearly two months since China confirmed an outbreak of a novel coronavirus, COVID-19, in Wuhan. With over 93,000 confirmed cases reported globally, including more than 200 in the United States, countries across the globe have started to feel the impact of the virus. Industries like manufacturing, farming, travel, healthcare, finance, banking, retail, and technology have all taken a hit from the global outbreak,…

The 2020 Iowa Caucus Coding Errors: A Failed Attempt to Modernize Elections

by Sarah Harvey / February 6th, 2020

In a day and age where mobile apps are heavily relied on for business, social interaction, and everyday activities, we have to ask: is there really a place for mobile apps in our election system? Or, more importantly, do we emphasize the security of mobile apps enough to allow them to play such a critical role in our elections? The Iowa caucus coding errors revealed at the 2020 Iowa caucuses…