The Genesis: HHS's Mandate for Cybersecurity Excellence Recently, The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has introduced a set of healthcare-specific Cybersecurity Performance Goals (CPGs) aimed at assisting the healthcare sector in emphasizing crucial security best practices. These voluntary CPGs comprise both "Essential" and "Enhanced" goals, including widely adopted measures such as multifactor authentication and basic incident response planning. Although the goals themselves are not groundbreaking...

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Can Medical Devices Be Hacked?

Securing Healthcare: Defending Against Medical Device Vulnerabilities Empowering Healthcare with Strong Cybersecurity Measures   In the ever-evolving landscape of healthcare, sometimes concise articles can be powerful public service messages.   The Challenge: Medical Device Vulnerabilities Within the dynamic field of healthcare, increasing attention is being drawn to the vulnerability of medical devices. This emerging challenge has the potential to redefine the landscape of healthcare technology management and security. It may come as...

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Looney Tunables

Looney Tunables - The Linux Vulnerability   In the wake of a recent disclosure, security researchers have been hard at work crafting proof-of-concept (PoC) exploits for a critical security vulnerability, known as CVE-2023-4911, affectionately called "Looney Tunables." This flaw, discovered within the widely utilized GNU C Library (glibc) found in various Linux distributions, has raised concerns in the cybersecurity community.  The Vulnerability Brought to light by the diligent team...

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  Elon Musk, CEO of X announced that they've been able to save nearly 60% in cloud costs by exiting the cloud and moving to on-promise servers. While enacting the cloud exit strategy appears to have worked for a large company such as X, would it work for your company?   In today's fast-paced digital landscape, the question of whether a company should pursue a cloud exit strategy...

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In a world driven by technology, even the most renowned establishments aren't immune to the threat of cyberattacks. This week, MGM Resorts found itself at the center of a cyber crisis, as the notorious ALPHV/BlackCat ransomware group claimed responsibility for a crippling cyber outage. In this blog post, we delve into the details of this incident, how the attackers gained access and MGM Resorts' response.   According...

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As the world becomes more digitized, the importance of user security awareness training cannot be overstated. Cybercrime is on the rise, and businesses are increasingly becoming targets of hacking, phishing, and other cyber-attacks. In this blog post, we will explore the importance of user security awareness training and why it should be a top priority for your business. What is User Security Awareness Training? User security awareness...

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It's no secret that businesses of all sizes are moving their operations to the cloud at an unprecedented rate. The cloud has rapidly become the go-to solution for companies looking to improve their agility, scalability, and efficiency while reducing costs. Venture Pointe has assisted many clients in transitioning from on-premise services and applications to 100% cloud based apps. But many of our smaller clients often...

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I am often asked by clients what the difference is between general IT Support and IT Projects. As such, I decided to write a short blog post to explain the difference! IT Support refers to the services provided by IT professionals to help end-users resolve technical issues or problems with their computer systems, software, or hardware. IT Support involves responding to user requests for assistance,...

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Data backup is a crucial aspect of maintaining the integrity of your digital assets. From personal photos to corporate financial information, data is the backbone of our modern world. Losing access to important data due to a hardware failure, cyber attack, or other unexpected event can be devastating. In this blog post, we'll explore the importance of data backup and how it can save you...

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We are constantly discussing recent breaches and attacks in today's security and safety culture. Then many IT firms show up on the news, or media platforms and tell you how to navigate the murky waters of cyber security and what your incident response plan should be. However, we rarely, if ever, see organizations warn and prepare businesses for when one of their vendors' security is breached...

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