IAM's Role in the Pharmaceutical Sector

Data Breach Today

Sandy Dalal of Allergan on Achieving Security Stability Mergers and acquisitions, along with cloud adoption, are rapidly changing the pharmaceutical industry. Sandy Dalal of Allergan talks about how identity and access management, along with zero trust, are bringing security stability

Pharmaceutical companies exploited by phishing scam targeting job seekers

IT Governance

Earlier this month, two major pharmaceutical giants issued warnings about phishing emails targeting job hunters. The post Pharmaceutical companies exploited by phishing scam targeting job seekers appeared first on IT Governance Blog. Cyber Security phishingGlaxoSmithKline and AstraZeneca say they are victims of recruitment scams, in which crooks create fake job adverts to obtain people’s personal and financial details.

Pharmaceutical Company to Plead Guilty and Settle Drug Marketing Charges

Hunton Privacy

Recently, Aegerion Pharmaceuticals announced that it will enter into several settlements and plead guilty to two misdemeanors in connection with alleged violations of HIPAA, drug marketing regulations and securities laws. Aegerion will also pay $40 million to settle claims by the Department of Justice and Securities and Exchange Commission, and enter into a deferred prosecution agreement related to alleged violations of HIPAA.

Safeguarding COVID-19 Research, Other Intellectual Property

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As cyberthreats to medical research on COVID-19 - and other intellectual property - grow, organzations must take critical steps to prevent the theft of their "innovation capital," says Russell Koste, chief security officer of Alexion Pharmaceuticals

Alert: APT Groups Targeting COVID-19 Researchers

Data Breach Today

are warning medical institutions, pharmaceutical companies, universities and others about "password-spraying campaigns" by advance persistent threat groups seeking to steal COVID-19 research data. Security experts outline defensive steps that organizations can take Password-Spraying' Campaigns Aimed at Stealing Research Data, US and UK Authorities Warn Authorities in the U.S. and U.K.

The hidden threats facing your intellectual property

IT Governance

For life sciences and pharmaceutical companies, this includes data on the development and testing of new therapies and details of how therapies are manufactured. Cyber Resilience Healthcare Intellectual Property Life Sciences Pharmaceutical

Chinese hackers stole info from Spanish centers working on Covid19 vaccine

Security Affairs

While pharmaceutical companies worldwide are working on the research of a vaccine for the ongoing COVID19 pandemic, threat actors are conducting cyber espionage campaigns in the attempt of stealing information on the work.

Maintaining Regulatory-Compliant Cloud Solutions

Perficient Data & Analytics

But there are also several risks to consider, including physical and technical security, privacy and confidentiality, technical support, enhancements, application uptime/availability, vendor stability, and data mobility – the ability to extract data from the system.

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Google Yanks 106 ‘Malicious’ Chrome Extensions

Threatpost

Trojan Chrome browser extensions spied on users and maintained a foothold on the networks of financial services, oil and gas, media and entertainment, healthcare and pharmaceuticals and government organizations. Malware Privacy Vulnerabilities Web Security Awake Security chrome web store CommuniGal Communication domain Domain Registrar GalComm Google Chrome browser malware web browser

Key Takeaways About Compliant IT Systems In The Cloud

Perficient Data & Analytics

Key topics include: Physical security. Data security, privacy, and confidentiality. Cloud Data & Analytics Digital Transformation Integration & IT Modernization Life Sciences Operations Regulatory Compliance Strategy 21 CFR Part 11 clinical cloud compliance Data hosting IaaS medical device PaaS pharmaceutical Regulatory SaaS Software Systems technologyThis is the final post in our series on maintaining regulatory-compliant IT systems in the cloud.

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How To Qualify Cloud Vendors

Perficient Data & Analytics

Because the ultimate responsibility for regulatory compliance lies with you – the pharmaceutical or medical device company – you need to be much more proactive and critical. When qualifying a cloud vendor, be sure to evaluate their written procedures and the documented evidence that they follow their procedures in the following key areas: Security of the physical space, which houses the servers that host IaaS, PaaS, and/or SaaS products, even if that space is in a third-party data center.

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Q&A: The drivers behind the stark rise — and security implications — of ‘memory attacks’

The Last Watchdog

Related: Memory hacking becomes a go-to tactic These attacks are referred to in the security community as “fileless attacks” or “memory attacks.” I had the chance at RSA 2019 to discuss memory hacking with Willy Leichter, vice president of marketing, and Shauntinez Jakab, director of product marketing, at Virsec , a San Jose-based supplier of advanced application security and memory protection technologies.

Security in a World of Physically Capable Computers

Schneier on Security

Security is not a problem the market will solve. The primary reason computers are insecure is that most buyers aren't willing to pay -- in money, features, or time to market -- for security to be built into the products and services they want. It's no secret that computers are insecure.

What does the future hold for the Life Sciences supply chain?

OpenText Information Management

The Life Sciences sector is facing a period of profound change and disruption.

How To Use Contracts For Regulatory Compliance Of Cloud Systems

Perficient Data & Analytics

Security. What will the cloud vendor do to proactively protect security, and what will it do if security is breached in some way? This includes: physical security, cyber security (e.g., Cloud Data & Analytics Digital Transformation Integration & IT Modernization Life Sciences Operations Regulatory Compliance Strategy 21 CFR Part 11 clinical cloud compliance Data hosting IaaS medical device PaaS pharmaceutical Regulatory SaaS Software Systems technology

Coronavirus: Europol arrests man behind €6M face masks and hand sanitisers scam

Security Affairs

million by a European pharmaceutical company, a European State reported. “A European Member State reported to Europol that one of their pharmaceutical companies had been defrauded of €6.64

Information security and compliance training for the healthcare sector

IT Governance

Pharmacies, rehabilitation care, social care, medical research and pharmaceuticals all rely on this data being available to individuals delivering their services. and healthcare must address the new DSP (Data Security and Protection) Toolkit.

68% of Pharma Executives Have Had Credentials Breached Online

Adam Levin

The online credentials for 68% of pharmaceutical executives analyzed for a study have been compromised recently. The study, conducted by cybersecurity firm Blackcloak, found that the email accounts of over two-thirds of pharmaceutical executives had been compromised within the last five to ten years. Every day the executive brings their company home, where the security controls are nonexistent and weak ? Data Security Cybersecurity featured linkedin pharma

China-linked APT41 group exploits Citrix, Cisco, Zoho flaws

Security Affairs

Victims operate in the Banking/Finance, Construction, Defense Industrial Base, Government, Healthcare, High Technology, Higher Education, Legal, Manufacturing, Media, Non-profit, Oil & Gas, Petrochemical, Pharmaceutical, Real Estate, Telecommunications, Transportation, Travel, and Utility. .

Hundreds of malicious Chrome browser extensions used to spy on you!

Security Affairs

Malicious Chrome browser extensions were used in a massive surveillance campaign aimed at users working in the financial services, oil and gas, media and entertainment, healthcare, government organizations, and pharmaceuticals. The malicious Chrome browser extensions were discovered by researchers from Awake Security that shared their findings with Google. ” reads the analysis published by Awake Security. appeared first on Security Affairs.

US govt agencies share details of the China-linked espionage malware Taidoor

Security Affairs

The FBI, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), and the Department of Defense (DoD) released information on a RAT variant, dubbed TAIDOOR, used by China-linked hackers in cyber espionage campaigns targeting governments, corporations, and think tanks. In May, the FBI and CISA also warned cyber attacks coordinated by Beijing and attempting to steal COVID-19 information from US health care, pharmaceutical, and research industry sectors.

Operation Pangea: Europol dismantles criminal gangs selling coronavirus medicine, surgical masks

Security Affairs

Below the operation in numbers reported by the Europol: 121 arrests; €13 million in potentially dangerous pharmaceuticals seized; 326 00 packages inspected; 48 000 packages seized; 4.4 The post Operation Pangea: Europol dismantles criminal gangs selling coronavirus medicine, surgical masks appeared first on Security Affairs. Operation Pangea is the name of a joint international operation lead by the Interpol that seized €13 million in counterfeit drugs for care. .

China-linked hackers target government agencies by exploiting flaws in Citrix, Pulse, and F5 systems, and MS Exchange

Security Affairs

CISA published a security advisory warning of a wave of attacks carried out by China-linked APT groups affiliated with China’s Ministry of State Security. ” reads the security advisory. Citrix blog post: security updates for Citrix SD-WAN WANOP release 10.2.6

Cambridgeshire crowned the UK’s cyber crime capital

IT Governance

Figures from the ONS (Office of National Statistics) show that security incidents in Cambridgeshire increased from 2,789 in 2016 to 4,155 in 2018. Meanwhile, universities have long been considered a cyber security liability, due to budgetary constraints and their necessarily wide networks.

Europol seized 30,506 Internet domain names for IP Infringement

Security Affairs

some private security firms. “These included counterfeit pharmaceuticals and pirated movies , illegal television streaming, music, software, electronics, and other bogus products.”

New financially motivated attacks in Western Europe traced to Russian-speaking threat actors

Security Affairs

At least two companies operating in pharmaceutical and manufacturing sectors have been affected. If the latter are the ones to blame, this marks the first time the gang has launched the attacks against pharmaceutical and manufacturing companies and may indicate a significant shift in their modus operandi. . MainModule can be explained by the gang’s attempts to avoid detection as a result of being in the spotlight of security researchers for some time now.”

China-linked Winnti APT targets South Korean Gaming firm

Security Affairs

Security experts from QuoIntelligence (QuoINT) firm reported that China-linked Winnti cyberespionage group targets South Korean video gaming company Gravity. The APT group targeted organizations in various industries, including the aviation, gaming, pharmaceuticals, technology, telecoms, and software development industries. The post China-linked Winnti APT targets South Korean Gaming firm appeared first on Security Affairs.

FBI warns US companies on the use of Chinese Tax Software

Security Affairs

“Compromise of the pharmaceutical supply chain provides malicious actors opportunities for theft of US intellectual property, while public disclosure can cause cascading effects including loss of public trust in both chemical and healthcare institutions.” The post FBI warns US companies on the use of Chinese Tax Software appeared first on Security Affairs.

Chronicle experts spotted a Linux variant of the Winnti backdoor

Security Affairs

Security researchers from Chronicle, Alphabet’s cyber-security division, have spotted a Linux variant of the Winnti backdoor. Security experts from Chronicle, the Alphabet’s cyber-security division, have discovered a Linux variant of the Winnti backdoor. Chronicle researchers while investigating the cyber attack that hit the Bayer pharmaceutical company in April.

Europe’s Largest Private Hospital Operator Fresenius Hit by Ransomware

Krebs on Security

Based in Germany, the Fresenius Group includes four independent businesses: Fresenius Medical Care , a leading provider of care to those suffering from kidney failure; Fresenius Helios , Europe’s largest private hospital operator (according to the company’s Web site); Fresenius Kabi , which supplies pharmaceutical drugs and medical devices; and Fresenius Vamed , which manages healthcare facilities.

More Attacks against Computer Automatic Update Systems

Schneier on Security

Also, our experts identified three additional victims: another video gaming company, a conglomerate holding company and a pharmaceutical company, all in South Korea. Me on supply chain security. Last month, Kaspersky discovered that Asus's live update system was infected with malware , an operation it called Operation Shadowhammer. Now we learn that six other companies were targeted in the same operation. As we mentioned before, ASUS was not the only company used by the attackers.

Hackers target German Task Force for COVID-19 PPE procurement

Security Affairs

“The remaining half belong to executives at third-party partners, including European and American companies associated with chemical manufacturing, aviation and transport, medical and pharmaceutical manufacturing, finance, oil and gas, and communications.” “This discovery represents a precision-targeting campaign exploiting the race to secure essential PPE,” IBM concludes.

Malvertising campaign exploits recently disclosed WordPress Plugin flaws

Security Affairs

Experts at Defiant, the company that developed the Wordfence security plugin for WordPress, uncovered a malvertising campaign that leverages recently disclosed plugin flaws to inject malicious code into websites. “The Defiant Threat Intelligence team has identified a malvertising campaign which is causing victims’ sites to display unwanted popup ads and redirect visitors to malicious destinations, including tech support scams, malicious Android APKs, and sketchy pharmaceutical ads.”

German firms BASF, Siemens, Henkel hit by cyber attacks

Security Affairs

Recently Chronicle researchers while investigating the cyber attack that hit the Bayer pharmaceutical company in April spotted a Linux variant of the Winnti backdoor. The post German firms BASF, Siemens, Henkel hit by cyber attacks appeared first on Security Affairs. APT Breaking News Hacking China Cyberespionage hacking news information security news Pierluigi Paganini Security Affairs Security News

Europol analyses on criminal operations in Europe during COVID-19 Crisis

Security Affairs

Europol continues to observe on a daily base the trading of counterfeit pharmaceutical and healthcare products. Please vote Security Affairs for European Cybersecurity Blogger Awards – VOTE FOR YOUR WINNERS [link]. The post Europol analyses on criminal operations in Europe during COVID-19 Crisis appeared first on Security Affairs. Threat actors and criminal organizations continue to take advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic to make money, Europol warns.

US DoJ charged two Chinese hackers working with MSS

Security Affairs

US DoJ charged two Chinese hackers working with China’s Ministry of State Security with hacking into computer systems of government organizations and companies worldwide. US DoJ charged two Chinese hackers working with China’s Ministry of State Security with hacking into computer systems of government organizations and companies worldwide. The post US DoJ charged two Chinese hackers working with MSS appeared first on Security Affairs.

Winnti uses a new PipeMon backdoor in attacks aimed at the gaming industry

Security Affairs

The APT group targeted organizations in various industries, including the aviation, gaming, pharmaceuticals, technology, telecoms, and software development industries. The post Winnti uses a new PipeMon backdoor in attacks aimed at the gaming industry appeared first on Security Affairs. APT Breaking News Hacking Malware information security news it security it security affairs malware Pierluigi Paganini PipeMon Security Affairs Security News Winnti

Interpol warns that crooks are increasingly targeting hospitals

Security Affairs

According to experts from Group-IB, Russian-speaking threat actors targeted at least two companies in Western Europe in the pharmaceutical and manufacturing industries. The post Interpol warns that crooks are increasingly targeting hospitals appeared first on Security Affairs.

Exclusive Cybaze ZLab – Yoroi – Hunting Cozy Bear, new campaign, old habits

Security Affairs

The researchers of Yoroi ZLab, on 16 November, accessed to a new APT29’s dangerous malware which seems to be involved in the recent wave of attacks aimed at many important US entities, such as military agencies, law enforcement, defense contractors , media companies and pharmaceutical companies.

List of data breaches and cyber attacks in August 2020 – 36.6 million records breached

IT Governance

There were a massive 99 data breaches and cyber attacks in August, making it the third-biggest monthly total of the year by number of security incidents.