4 Cybersecurity Threats Healthcare Organizations Need to Watch Out for in 2019

With the new year comes new viruses threatening healthcare systems. HIMSS latest monthly Healthcare and Cross-Sector Cybersecurity Report, unveiled just before the new year, laid out several threats that providers everywhere should be keeping an eye on as they seek to shore up cyberdefenses.1. Kubernetes Hole Exploits May AppearPointing to a recent advisory from the National Institute of Standards and Technology, providers should beware of a possible Kubernetes hole in earlier versions.NIST warns:In all Kubernetes versions prior to v1.10.11, v1.11.5, and v1.12.3, incorrect handling of error responses to proxied upgrade requests in the kube-apiserver allowed specially crafted requests to establish a connection through the Kubernetes API server to backend servers, then send arbitrary requests over the same connection directly to the backend, authenticated with the Kubernetes API server’s TLS credentials used to establish the backend connection.”The Kubernetes vulnerability was reported earlier this month, the vulnerability was addressed, and the talk about it died down,” report author Lee Kim, director of privacy and security at HIMSS, tells Healthcare IT News. “But the exploits are continuing to be developed. So, that was very interesting to see.”

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