Cybersecurity

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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