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insured health plan members in
the U.S. accessed telehealth services,
which should confirm for
integrators that there is a market
for videoconferencing systems
to support telehealth solutions.
The J.D. Power 2021 U.S.
Commercial Member Health
Plan Study found that 36% of
health plan members with private
insurance used telehealth
services, which was up from
just 9% a year ago, contributing
to a 10-point gain in overall
member satisfaction.
The study also found that
digital contact with insurers
increased, with 32% of members
saying they connected
with their health plans via web,
mobile app or text messaging
in the last year.
What's increasingly clear is
that remote communication
technology adopted by much
of society during the pandemic
has great staying power, including
telehealth.
Another study, this one
published in JMIR Human
Factors from Syracuse University
researchers found that
physicians want to expand
the availability of telehealth
permanently.
The survey found that more
than 40% of physicians would
continue with telehealth, and
patient visits conducted via
telehealth rose from a 13.1 average
before the pandemic to
nearly 60% during the crisis.
Further, physicians said they
could deliver about 45% of
patient visits via telehealth, representing
more than three times
the pre-pandemic delivery rate.
Based on these studies,
it's clear that telehealth will
continue to remain a part of the
healthcare experience and a
significant opportunity for the
pro AV channel.
›› #Telemedicine,
#Telehealth, #PTZCameras
#Networking
Bose Confirms
Ransomware Attack;
Did Not Pay Ransom
Ransomware is indiscriminate
when it comes to the size of an
organization or industry, and
some pro AV companies are
finding that out the hard way.
Toshiba said it was the victim
of a ransomware attack, and
now Bose is also disclosing
that it too suffered a similar fate
earlier this month, although the
damage appears to be limited.
According to a notice filed
with the New Hampshire
Attorney General's office, the
company first detected the
" sophisticated " ransomware attack
on its internal U.S. systems
on March 7, and immediately
initiated incident response
protocols and activated its IT
team to contain the incident
and harden defenses.
However, the company did
not pay any ransom.
Bose provided this statement
to Commercial Integrator:
" We experienced a sophisticated
cyber-attack in March.
We recovered and secured our
systems quickly with the support
of third-party cybersecurity experts.
We also notified the FBI.
During our investigation, we
identified a very small number
of individuals whose data was
impacted, and we sent notices
to them directly in accordance
with our legal requirements.
" We did not make any ransom
payment. There is no ongoing
disruption to our business,
and we are focused on providing
our customers with the great
products and experiences they
have come to expect from Bose.
We know how important it is
to safeguard the information
entrusted to us, and we remain
committed to defending against
cyber threats. "
On April 29, the investigaTelehealth
may provide a serious opprotunity for integrators.
commercialintegrator.com
tion revealed that data from
internal human resources files
relating to six former New
Hampshire-based employees
was accessed and potentially
exfiltrated. Data includes
names, social security numbers,
and compensation.
" The forensics evidence at
our disposal demonstrates that
the threat actor interacted with
a limited set of folders within
these files, " the company said
in the notice. " However, we do
not have evidence to confirm
that the data contained in these
files was successfully exfiltrated,
but we are also unable to
confirm that it was not. "
The company said in its notice
that it has engaged experts
to monitor the dark web for that
potentially stolen data, and has
since implemented measures
to protect against future attacks,
including:
› Enhanced malware/ransomware
protection on
endpoints and servers
› Detailed forensic analysis
on impact server to analyze
the impact
› Blocked malicious files
used during the attack on
endpoints
› Enhanced monitoring and
logging
› Blocked newly identified
malicious sites and IP
addresses linked to the
specific threat actor
› Changed passwords for
end users and privileged
users
› Changed access keys for all
service accounts
The company also offered the
impacted former New Hampshire
employees identity protection
services for 12 months,
according to the notice.
Let this be yet another reminder
that no organization is safe
from ransomware, and the pro
AV industry needs to harden its
defenses to avoid being forced
to pay a ransom or having sensitive
data stolen and leaked.
›› #Networking,
#Ransomware, @Bose,
@ToshibaUSA
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