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Weekly Cybersecurity Recap September 22

This week, we noticed that data breach attackers targeted a substantial number of hospitals. north Carolina patients are being impacted the most currently. Along with health groups like Atrium and Novant Health, nonprofit Save the Children was hit by a breach, as was the TransUnion credit bureau and Caesars Entertainment. A huge number of people were impacted by this breach between these different major organizations.


Atrium and Novant Health Get Attacked and Patients Suffer in 2023

Both Atrium Health and Novant Health are health organizations that work with a large number of hospitals offering services. These v work with data from thousands of patients and enable standard hospital practices to occur. Between the two organizations, a huge number of different hospitals and private practices are involved. That's why it's upsetting to learn that both of these organizations were recently breached.


How to Prevent Third-Party Vendor Data Breaches

Third-party data breaches can happen at any time to any organization. This type of breach occurs when a vendor (or some other business partner) holding your company’s data suffers a breach, and your data is exposed. According to the Verizon 2022 Data Breach Investigations Report, 62 percent of all data breaches happen via third-party vendors.


Data Breach Costs Rise, But Cybersecurity Pros Still Take Risks

The latest data from IBM shows that the average cost of a data breach has gone up by 2% to a whopping $4.45 million. You would think that in the cybersecurity industry, people would be all about safety and security, right? I mean, it's literally in the name. But here's the kicker: more than half (55%) of cybersecurity professionals have admitted to being risky when it comes to their cybersecurity practices at work.


Many North Carolina Hospitals Suffer From Serious Chain of Data Breaches

North Carolina hospitals were under attack from a streak of data breaches back in May of this year. The breaches resulted in some lost medical and personal information for many facilities throughout North Carolina. If you attended a hospital in North Carolina, there's a good chance at least some of your information was exposed by the breaches.


Non-Profit Save the Children Gets Hit By Ransomware Data Attack

Save The Children is an organization that specializes in helping children live healthy lives. The non-profit works in multiple countries, helping to provide for children's needs, especially in areas affected by war or tragedy. This organization was recently the target of a ransomware hacker group and suffered huge data losses as a result of that targeting.


Breach and Attack Simulation Helps Pipeline Operators Comply with New TSA Requirements

In July of this year, the Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) released Security Directive Pipeline-2021-02D (SD-02D) Pipeline Cybersecurity Mitigation Actions, Contingency Planning, and Testing. The directive—aimed at owners and operators of liquid and natural gas pipelines or facilities designated as critical infrastructure—outlines requirements for enhancing cyber resilience through the implementation of a TSA-approved cybersecurity implementation plan (CIP).


Caesars Entertainment Gets Hacked, Exposing Countless Gamblers

Caesars Entertainment is one of the largest casino companies in the United States and is well-known for its loyalty program. The company serves countless customers in Las Vegas and elsewhere throughout the world. The massive loyalty program takes in data from all of Caesars customers, and that program may have just backfired on the company, potentially hurting many of its customers in the process.


Weekly Cybersecurity Recap September 15

This week, data breaches were particularly bad, with attacks impacting travel technology giant Sabre, production giant Johnson and Johnson, and medical company Amerita. The online service marketplace called Freecycle was also impacted and so was Traderie, a game trading platform. Millions of individuals lost their information between these various breaches. Get more details about each of the specific attacks below.