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Big Companies Thought Insurance Covered a Cyberattack. They May Be Wrong.

After the ordeal, executives at the company took some solace in knowing that insurance would help cover the costs. Or so they thought.

Mondelez’s insurer, Zurich Insurance, said it would not be sending a reimbursement check. It cited a common, but rarely used, clause in insurance contracts: the “war exclusion,” which protects insurers from being saddled with costs related to damage from war.

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Assessments: Cyber Resilience Review (CRR)

The CRR is a no-cost, voluntary, non-technical assessment to evaluate an organization’s operational resilience and cybersecurity practices. The CRR may be conducted as a self-assessment or as an on-site assessment facilitated by DHS cybersecurity professionals. The CRR assesses enterprise programs and practices across a range of ten domains including risk management, incident management, service continuity, and others. The assessment is designed to measure existing organizational resilience as well as provide a gap analysis for improvement based on recognized best practices.

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The biggest healthcare data breaches of 2018 (so far)

Healthcare IT News October 2018 Healthcare continued to be a lucrative target for hackers in 2017 with weaponized ransomware, misconfigured cloud storage buckets and phishing emails dominating the year. In 2018, these threats will continue and cybercriminals will likely get more creative despite better awareness among healthcare organizations at the executive level for the funding needed to protect themselves. This collection highlights […]

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Ryuk ransomware strikes at least four organizations in Canada

A new strain of ransomware first reported in August is now being seen in Canada, hitting at least four organizations here.

“I’m starting to see a certain type of ransomware called Ryuk targeting healthcare organizations,” Canadian cyber security lawyer Imrad Ahmad told IT World Canada on Tuesday. “Typically ransomware locks up your system. This one actually exfiltrates data” as well.

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