Healthcare Information Security
  • Why Privileged Account Management Matters in Health Data Security

    December 13, 2017 - As healthcare providers continue to work toward creating strong cybersecurity measures, it is important to remember that insider access could also lead to a potential data breach. Failing to secure privileged accounts could lead to unauthorized users gaining access to sensitive data. Minneapolis, Minnesota-based Allina health recently implemented Thycotic’s Secret Server for improved...

  • Healthcare Ransomware Attacks Contribute to 2017 Top Data Breaches

    December 13, 2017 - With the majority of healthcare providers reporting that they were impacted by a healthcare ransomware attack in the past 12 months, it is not surprising that nine out of the 10 largest breaches reported to OCR in 2017 were caused by hacking or IT incidents. Save for one reported incident, the largest data breaches came from ransomware attacks, unauthorized server access, and computer viruses....

  • Revised NIST Infrastructure Cybersecurity Framework Released

    December 11, 2017 - In an effort to help organizations continue to improve their cybersecurity risk management in critical infrastructure, NIST released a revised draft of its Cybersecurity Framework last week. The second draft of the Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity (The Framework) took in received comments and worked to clarify and refine the Framework, NIST explained in the...

  • Henry Ford Health System PHI Data Breach Affects 18K

    December 7, 2017 - Henry Ford Health System experienced a PHI data breach after an unauthorized individual gained access to or stole a group of employees’ email accounts, according to an online statement from the organization. Henry Ford said it is notifying the 18,470 patients who may have had their information exposed. The organization learned of the incident on October 3, 2017, and said that employee...


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$2.3M OCR Settlement Reached for 21st Century Oncology Data Breach

Cancer care services provider 21st Century Oncology (21CO) recently agreed to a $2.3 million OCR settlement, following a 2015 data breach. OCR found in its investigation that 21CO impermissibly disclosed the PHI of 2,213,597 of its patients and...

Unauthorized Server Access Creates Data Security Concern for 47K

Carl Albert State College (CASC) is re-notifying certain individuals of unauthorized server access from 2016 that may create data security concerns. CASC explained in an online statement that the server was accessed on April 7, 2016. It...

Why Privileged Account Management Matters in Health Data Security

As healthcare providers continue to work toward creating strong cybersecurity measures, it is important to remember that insider access could also lead to a potential data breach. Failing to secure privileged accounts could lead to unauthorized...

Healthcare Ransomware Attacks Contribute to 2017 Top Data Breaches

With the majority of healthcare providers reporting that they were impacted by a healthcare ransomware attack in the past 12 months, it is not surprising that nine out of the 10 largest breaches reported to OCR in 2017 were caused by hacking...

Healthcare Phishing, Computer Viruses Top Cyber Attack Methods

Healthcare organizations should consider increasing their cybersecurity measures as 83 percent of physicians report they have experienced a cybersecurity attack, according to research from Accenture and the American Medical Association (AMA)....

78% of Providers Report Healthcare Ransomware, Malware Attacks

Email is the most likely cause for a data breach, according to recent research, with 78 percent of providers reporting that they experienced a healthcare ransomware or malware attack in the past 12 months. Eighty-seven percent of respondents...

Healthcare Cybersecurity Top Digital Priority for Org Leaders

The majority of health systems plan to increase technology spending to improve their healthcare cybersecurity measures next year, according to a survey conducted by the Pittsburgh-based Center for Connected Medicine (CCM), in partnership...

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