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How Healthcare Cybersecurity Measures Affect National Approach

March 21, 2017 - Earlier this month, the Subcommittee on Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Protection of the Homeland Security Committee held a hearing to determine the value and effectiveness of the current engagement between the private sector and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). DHS wanted to see what made particular outreach efforts successful, and how the private sector was approaching cybersecurity....


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WEDI Outlines Tips for Improving Healthcare Cybersecurity

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As healthcare data breaches increase in frequency and become more intricate in types of attacks, organizations must ensure that their healthcare cybersecurity measures appropriately match, according to the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange...

IT Security Workers Expect IoT Cybersecurity Attack Increase

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As more industries, including healthcare, continue to implement connected devices in critical infrastructure segments, there will likely be an increase in Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) cybersecurity attacks, according to a recent Tripwire...

How AI Can Help Fight Healthcare Ransomware Threats

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Healthcare is facing more ransomware threats every day, and is a prime target for such attacks. However, the Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology (ICIT) explained in a recent paper that artificial intelligence could greatly aid organizations...

How Cybersecurity Affects the Evolving Healthcare CISO Role

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The healthcare C-suite continues to evolve, along with the increasingly complex cybersecurity threats. Healthcare CISOs must now have knowledge in many areas, and understand just how far data breach repercussions can go.  The Chief Information...

Preparing Healthcare Data Security for the IoT Revolution

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We oftentimes start these security articles with trends, an overview of what happened, and maybe a recent event revolving around cloud security or healthcare data security. The reality is that security has morphed into an ever-changing threat...

How Healthcare Benefits from Cybersecurity Guidelines

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Healthcare entities have several key cybersecurity frameworks to utilize when it comes to implementing necessary cybersecurity guidelines. However, not all organizations necessarily have access to the same type of guidance. Nearly half –...

Risk-Based Cybersecurity Approach Key in HHS IT Strategic Plan

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Improving cybersecurity measures with a risk-based approach is a key component of the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) recently released Information Technology Strategic Plan FY 2017-2020. The plan is part of an HHS collaborative...

CHIME Calls for HHS to Prioritize Healthcare Cybersecurity

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Improving healthcare cybersecurity must be a top priority for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) explained in a recent letter to the new HHS Secretary. HHS should...

Recent Cybersecurity Bill Focuses on State, Local Preparation

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A reintroduced cybersecurity bill hopes to help state and local governments fight against the increasing number of cybersecurity threats. The State and Local Cyber Protection Act will require more coordination with the Department of...

Preparing for Increasing Healthcare Cybersecurity Risks

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The more connected that covered entities and business associates become, such as through the use of IoT devices and BYOD strategies, they must ensure that potential healthcare cybersecurity risks remain a top consideration.   Failing to...

HHS Information Security Programs Better, Can Still Improve

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The Department of Health and Human Services has made improvements to its information security programs, including in its compliance with the Federal Information Security Modernization Act of 2014 (FISMA), but there are still areas that can become...

HITRUST CSF Roadmap Focuses on Small Healthcare Orgs, NIST CSF

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HITRUST announced enhancements to its cybersecurity framework, which will assist smaller healthcare organizations create stronger risk management programs, cybersecurity measures, and help them achieve NIST Cybersecurity Framework (NIST CSF)...

Why Data Security is Critical with Healthcare Blockchain

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Healthcare organizations are utilizing more electronic data than ever before, and many are working toward interoperability and connecting to HIEs. Data security measures cannot be an afterthought, and must be a top priority as covered entities...

Securing Endpoint Devices from Healthcare Ransomware Threats

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More healthcare organizations are implementing mobile devices and opting for BYOD strategies to help strengthen communication capabilities. However, the increase in endpoint devices has also opened entities up to more security issues, such as...

OCR Calls for Healthcare Cybersecurity Collaboration

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The government, private sector, and international network defense communities all need to work toward stronger collaboration and information sharing to combat the increasing amount of healthcare cybersecurity threats, the Office for Civil Rights...

Why Healthcare Cybersecurity is a Risk Management Issue

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Healthcare organizations are slowly working to increase their healthcare cybersecurity governance, staffing, and budgetary resources, but there is still room for improvement, according to a recent study. The second annual HIMSS Analytics HIT...

Healthcare Cybersecurity Increasingly Key Issue in C-Suite

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Healthcare providers are continuing to prioritize cybersecurity concerns, according to a recent KLAS Research and College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) study. In efforts to ensure stronger data security measures, more...

GAO Urges Improvement in Federal Cybersecurity Measures

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Improvements must be made to the federal government’s cybersecurity measures, especially to ensure that federal information systems and cyber critical infrastructure remain secure, according to a recent GAO report.   Changes will also...

ISACA Finds Cybersecurity Skills Gap Leaves 25% of Orgs Exposed

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Evolving cybersecurity threats pose dangers to numerous industries, including healthcare, but a recent survey indicates that there is a cybersecurity skills gap that leaves entities exposed for months at a time. Over one-third of respondents...

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