Cybersecurity

Wichita State University Phishing Fail

Christopher Draven, Client Experience at Umbrella Managed Systems Hackers bombard a respected institution with a battery of malicious emails – a coordinated cyber attack. A handful of users fall prey to the bait and were hooked by Phishing attempts. Sounds like the start to a crime novel, but it recently happened in Wichita, Kansas. What …

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Windows® 7 Countdown

Christopher Draven, Client Experience at Umbrella Managed Systems Only 12 months remain before Microsoft cuts off support for Windows® 7 and several editions of Windows® Server operating systems. While fifty-two weeks feels like plenty of time, here are some factors you may not be considering: Experts predict a shortage of available PCs as companies rush to …

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Ransomware Attack Disrupts U.S. News Media Outlets

Christopher Draven, Client Experience at Umbrella Managed Systems Everyone is at risk…even the news. What Happened Over the holiday weekend, news broke that the Tribune News company had been hit by a serious Ransomware attack – impacting the printing of several newspapers, including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, …

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Data Breach Leads to First Multi-State Lawsuit

Christopher Draven, Client Experience at Umbrella Managed Systems Medical Informatics Engineering (MIE), a healthcare technology solutions provider, was named in a multi-State lawsuit filed earlier this month. Servers used by WebChart, an EHR solution offered by MIE, was breached in 2015. The security compromise included the release of personal information, date of birth, social security …

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Faxploit – Are You Vulnerable?

By Christopher Draven, Client Experience at Umbrella Managed Systems Faxing Is Out Fax machines have suffered much negative press recently. News articles highlighting the aging technology have pointed to faxing as a culprit to the delay of Healthcare Interoperability. Even the CMS Administrator, Seema Verma, publicly called for an end to provider reliance on fax …

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That Time HIPAA Had a Breach

By Christopher Draven, Client Experience at Umbrella Managed Systems CMS, the division of the HHS which provides “education and complaint-driven enforcement” of HIPAA regulations, announced suspicious activity in one of its systems this month. Unfortunately, information of approximately 75,000 individuals was accessed. “While this is a small fraction of consumer records present on the FFE, …

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Ransomware

By Christopher Draven, Customer Experience at Umbrella Managed Systems Ransomware Breach: 40,800 Patient Records at Risk The news continues to remind us that Ransomware is a real and continuing threat. Earlier this month, an obstetrics and fetal diagnostic lab announced a 40,800 patient breach on June 30th, 2018. When these stories break, our clients often …

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Beware Sextortion Scams Using Hacked Passwords

Recently, Krebs On Security released a story about a new sextortion scam that is hard to ignore. Why? Because the person trying to extort the recipient mentions previously hacked passwords as validation that the threat is real. What is Sextortion? In this case, a hacker has a list of hacked passwords and email addresses. They …

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A Lazy Saturday Gone Wrong. (Two Factor Authentication Anyone?)

By Curtis Bagnall, Solution Engineer at Umbrella Managed Systems talks about Two Factor Authentication. A Lazy Saturday Gone Wrong I want to tell you about an event that happened to me on a sunny lazy Saturday morning about 6 years ago. I’d just finished my weekend morning ritual of cooking up and eating some B&Gs …

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The WannaCry Ransomware Attack. How we got ahead of it.

Author: Michael Robins, Service Delivery Engineer When I was approached to do this story, I had several recent wins on my mind. Some were personal, and others for Team Watchmen. Ultimately, I decided to focus on an Umbrella win. A win for us that turned into a win for our clients. WannaCry Ransomware Attacks We …

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