Cybersecurity podcast Security Squawk Episode 107 - Educating business leaders about cyber threats.
Cybersecurity experts Bryan Hornung, Reginald Andre, Ryan O'Hara, and Randy Bryan sit down to discuss a ransomware attack on a company called Maternal and Family Health Services, in which the hackers had access to their system as far back as August 21, 2021. The cyber security experts discussed the potential lawsuit and the time gap between when the attack was discovered and when the notices were sent out. They also mention that it took the company a long time to figure it out and that personal information such as names, addresses, dates of birth, social security numbers, driver's license numbers, financial account payment, card information, user names, passwords, medical information and health insurance information were compromised.
Then the conversation turned to a ransomware attack that affected around 1000 vessels and their Ship Manager software, a Norwegian-based class society. They discussed the lack of detail provided and its impact on the ships, including the potential for the vessel to be locked out of the software and the need to run the boat manually. They also discussed a recent issue with the FAA system, which they believed to be a cyber attack, but they weren't sure if the information provided was accurate. They also talked about the issue of ransomware attacks affecting schools and organizations and the costly lawsuits that follow, such as the case of Hope College, which is currently facing three lawsuits with one as much as $5 million.