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Data Breaches: Not Statistics, Personal Lives

Today, NBC10 interviewed Layer 8 Security to provide subject matter expertise on the breach affecting Women’s Healthcare Group of PA, one of the largest OB/GYN practices in the region. The news piece was well done; in addition to laying out the facts, the interview focused on the husband of one of the victims. 2017-07-25 Security Breach at Women's Health Care Group of Pennsylvania They highlighted the human factor. Behind the headlines about companies being breached, real people are affected by stolen [...]

Layer 8 Security Presents at Rittenhouse Ventures’ Technology Leaders Forum

PRESS RELEASE Contact: Kat Jimenez, Sales and Marketing Assistant  kat.jimenez@layer8cybersecurity.com February 9, 2016 - The Navy Yard, Pennsylvania - Layer 8 Security presented at the inaugural Technology Leaders Forum hosted by Rittenhouse Ventures at their headquarters in Philadelphia. Chief Technology Officers and senior leaders within the Rittenhouse Ventures portfolio of companies attended the event to discuss the challenges and opportunities relating to technology. Following the theme of the forum, Layer 8 Security spoke about Data Security and covered the following [...]

Hackers For Hire

Don't laugh. It  may sound crazy, but there are actually online marketplaces, online, out in the open, where you can hire a hacker to meet your particular needs. Now, the guidelines seem to indicate that every request should be on the up and up, but taking a look around tells another tale on Hacker's List. (https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2015/01/19/hackers-for-hire-hackers-list-for-those-with-no-ethics-or-espionage-skills/) And keep in mind-this is only one website, out in the open. This does not take into account those more unsavory actors operating in [...]

Malware… for humans?

Imagine going to your general practitioner's office for an annual physical. Your doctor checks your blood pressure, your heart rate, your temperature. Your doctor likely quizzes you about your diet, exercise, smoking habits, whether your artificial body parts are up-to-date with the latest patches. Wait. What? As if we didn't have enough devices to stay on top of. The benefits of treating chronic conditions with medical devices, such as a pacemaker or an artificial pancreas, are recognized; however, keeping those [...]

Healthcare Breaches Are Big Business

Many people have opined that this year could be the year of the healthcare hack, much like 2014 will be known for the Sony debacle. But these hacks are not about curious kids hacking around in their parent's basement. They have not been for a good while now. Though you will from time to time come across someone actually doing things for fun, the breaches are now, more than ever before, about finding holes, exploiting vulnerabilities and...cashing in. Hackers are [...]

Can A Good Defense Include…Offense?

When defending one's network resources, things like firewalls and other security appliances are envisioned. Putting walls up, both physical and virtual, to keep the bad guys out-that's the name of the game, right? What if it wasn't? People, and businesses, are hacked with regularity. Some hacks are harmless, some random person just probing things but without malicious intent. Others are testing and probing defenses, searching for a soft spot to exploit. And sometimes, you get the Sony hack that we've [...]

Anthem – What should you do about it?

Anywhere you look lately, someone is falling victim to a data breach. In 2014, Sony was the biggest name that fell victim to a cyber attack and subsequent data breach. And around the time of that massive breach, experts began to sound an alarm for pending attacks, likely targeting the health care networks. MIT went so far as to call 2015 the year of the health care hack. And, with news of the massive Anthem breach breaking late on February [...]

2017-06-22T20:19:43-04:00By |Tags: , , , |

Healthcare Data May Be Prime Target In 2015 : Is Your Data Safe?

By now, everyone has heard about the massive Sony hack that capped off a rather busy 2014, in terms of cyber attacks. It was extensive in scope and scale, in data compromised and information revealed. And while it was extremely high profile, there are much more tempting targets all around us. Put simply, healthcare information is in the cross-hairs. It is something each and every one of us has created. If you’ve gone to a doctor or been to a [...]

2015-02-27T20:07:34-05:00By |Tags: , , , |