5 Tips for Achieving Better Cybersecurity Risk Management

Casey Ellis, founder, CTO and chairman of Bugcrowd, discusses a roadmap for lowering risk from cyberattacks most effectively. When thinking about cybersecurity risk management, think about the last time you were comparing health-insurance policies. Each policy offers a means to protect yourself and your family from financial losses (e.g. from hospital coverage), and many policies include things that are designed to reduce the likelihood of those losses occurring in the first...

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Back to School: Strengthening Your Security Posture

As we prepare for the upcoming school year, it is still uncertain whether or not students and teachers will end up in the online classroom once again. Given that there is a possibility of this happening as we head into a fourth wave of the pandemic, strengthening their security posture should be at the top of school IT departments' to-do list. Read on for a few tips on how to increase...

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PwnedPiper: Armis Identifies Nine Vulnerabilities in Hospital Infrastructure

Swisslog Healthcare, the providers of the leading solution for pneumatic tube systems (PTS) in North America, released a statement yesterday regarding nine vulnerabilities in their Translogic PTS system identified by Armis. Swisslog Healthcare's Translogic PTS system is used in over 80% of hospitals in North America and over 3000 hospitals worldwide. PTS systems play a crucial role in patient care, and are utilized nearly 100% of the time. The potential vulnerabilities were...

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Examining the Role of Zero Trust Access in OT Security

By: Rick Peters, CISO Operational Technology, North America, Fortinet This is a summary of an article written for Automation.com by Rick Peters, CISO, Operational Technology North America at Fortinet. The entire article can be accessed here.  As operational technology (OT) networks become increasingly connected to the rest of an organization’s network infrastructure, they become a growing target for increasingly sophisticated cyber criminals. In fact, Fortinet’s 2020 State of Operational Technology Cybersecurity Report indicates that nine out...

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SecureREACH Managed Service SOAR Integration

Secure Sense is excited to be incorporating Security Orchestration, Automation and Response integration as a standard feature across our existing managed services through our SecureREACH Managed Service SOAR integration. After a wide-ranging research and POC effort over the past year, our Service Development Team and Engineers (and the SOC themselves) unanimously chose to pursue and perfect a new approach to delivering our trusted services. Through this research, our team concluded that...

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Tackling OT Security as Networks Converge

By Rick Peters, CISO Operational Technology, North America, Fortinet This is a summary of an article written for Automation.com by Rick Peters, CISO for Operational Technology, North America at Fortinet. The entire article can be accessed here. Through the convergence of IT and Operational Technology (OT) environments, organizations can achieve greater efficiency and effectiveness in monitoring critical processes. It also enables organizations to effectively leverage data from a range of sources, including medical devices, industrial applications/robotics,...

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Utility and Energy Security Exchange Forum

Secure Sense is very excited to announce a new program called the Utility and Energy Security Exchange Forum (UESX). The UESX will provide tools and resources to help address cyber security challenges that organizations in the Utilities/Energy industry face daily. With the support of Secure Sense experts and our technology partners, we are creating a collaborative environment to provide insight and guidance surrounding the most critical of cyber security concerns affecting...

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Data Privacy in 2021

As we recently recognized Data Privacy Day, it is an annual reminder to raise security awareness and promote data protection best practices, especially during times like COVID-19 when remote work creates more cybersecurity concerns and attackers have become more active than ever. As we continue working from home, shopping online, and generally increasing our online activity, the more sensitive information we put out there. Some organizations in Canada (such as banks...

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Industry Event: IoMT Security in Healthcare – The Next Threat Vector

Currently, there are 7.1 million patients using connected medical devices and remote monitoring solutions. As healthcare organizations connect more devices, the more unprepared they become to address the security risks these devices introduce. Attacks on healthcare organizations and IoMT devices are becoming more sophisticated and protected health information is at risk. While firewalls are part of the standard arsenal of security tools, they are not enough to protect connected medical devices...

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IoMT Security in Healthcare

Happy New Year and welcome back to the first work week of the year! As we move into 2021, we can look back into 2020 and see that it was a tough year for many industries as the pandemic brought on a new level of cybercrime that ultimately took advantage of those unprepared for a surge in attacks. The healthcare industry was no exception and has been hit even harder over...

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