Cybersecurity Reports and Resources

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month

The National Cyber Security Alliance and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency invite you to celebrate Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2022 this October as we raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity and ensure that all individuals and organizations have the information and tools they need to be safer and more secure online. “Do Your Part. #BeCyberSmart.”

Cybersecurity Awareness Month was created by the Department of Homeland Security and the National Cyber Security Alliance in October of 2004. It was launched in an effort to help Americans to be safe in the rapidly growing Internet. Since its inception, the month has only grown more important as our lives become increasingly digitized. We are only one of many industry participants who are taking this month to educate our community on the importance of cybersecurity.

As always, follow our posts this month and hear what the healthcare security experts have to say. But today we have rounded up some reports, guides, and tool kits we thought would interest you.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights

Cases Currently Under Investigation – As required by section 13402(e)(4) of the HITECH Act, the Secretary must post a list of breaches of unsecured protected health information affecting 500 or more individuals. This page lists all breaches reported within the last 24 months that are currently under investigation by the Office for Civil Rights.

Fortinet 2022 Cybersecurity Skills Gap

During the last two years, IT teams were forced to rapidly adapt to remote and hybrid work models. While the effort was challenging, the ability to adapt was a safeguard for most organizations. Unfortunately, increases in remote and hybrid work models resulted in the expansion of the threat landscape. IT teams had to act quickly to deal with an increasingly harsh reality. The sudden expansion of the corporate network, where millions of employees were logging in from their unsecured home offices, led to significant spikes in malicious cyber activity. In 2021, the Fortinet Global Threat Landscape Report revealed a tenfold increase in ransomware attacks alone. According to a new Fortinet-sponsored survey, it’s clear that many of the challenges organizations face in combating cybercrime are directly related to a lack of qualified cybersecurity professionals.

Paubox Cybersecurity Kit for Healthcare

Healthcare IT cybersecurity is more important than ever. In order to protect your healthcare organization, they have put together a kit including a guide, whitepaper, webinar and two weeks of free Paubox Email Suite.

Cybersecurity Awareness Month Kit

  • The guide will teach you how to create an email security strategy for your healthcare organization
  • The whitepaper will show you how to shrink your attack surface
  • The webinar explains why implementing a Zero Trust Email policy is the right play

HIPAA Journal

Healthcare Data Breach Statistics – Compiled healthcare data breach statistics from October 2009, when the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights first started publishing summaries of healthcare data breaches on its website, until June 30, 2022. The healthcare data breach statistics only include data breaches of 500 or more records that have been reported to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights (OCR), as details of smaller breaches are not made public by OCR. The breaches include closed cases and breaches still being investigated by OCR for potential HIPAA violations.

IBM Security

IBM Security released results of a global survey that examines the critical role of cybersecurity incident responders at a time when the physical and digital worlds are increasingly converging. The study, released during National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, found that incident responders surveyed – the frontline responders to cyberattacks – are primarily driven by a strong sense of duty to protect others; a responsibility that’s increasingly challenged by the surge of disruptive attacks, from the proliferation of ransomware attacks to the recent rise of wiper malware.

National Cybersecurity Alliance Reviews

Password Managers – Don’t pass on password managers. Check out this guide to understand the benefits of using a password manager, how they keep your data secure, and where to find the right one for you.

Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency Toolkit

CISA’s Public Cybersecurity Awareness Month Toolkit is designed to help you provide your organization with the tools and resources to learn the basics of cybersecurity. It contains information about the national campaign in October as well as resources for getting the word out. You are encouraged to use any resource in this toolkit.

Dell Technologies Cheat Sheet

Cybercrime generated roughly $6T in 2021, making it the 3rd largest economy in the world. Learn how to stay safe online with Dell’s Cyber Safety Cheat Sheet.