Healthcare Information Security
  • Encouraging Collaboration for Improved Data Security Measures

    October 18, 2017 - Malicious actors are not going to disappear anytime soon, meaning that healthcare organizations must remain vigilant in improving their data security measures. Collaboration and information sharing will play critical roles in strengthening healthcare cybersecurity, according to Kaleida Health CIO Cletis Earle. Based in western New York, Kaleida Health is a multi-hospital system with a collection...

  • Regular Employee Training Essential in Healthcare Cybersecurity

    October 16, 2017 - Healthcare cybersecurity threats are constantly evolving, forcing covered entities and business associates to subsequently adjust their privacy and security measures to keep PHI secure. A key aspect to data security though is regular employee training. Health IT executives are increasingly concerned over their employees having a proper grasp of cybersecurity measures. The 2017 Level 3 Healthcare...

  • Kromtech Security Discovers Health Data Breach of 150K Patients

    October 12, 2017 - Kromtech Security researchers found a potential publicly accessible Amazon S3 repository that may have led to a health data breach impacting over 150,000 individuals, according to a company report. “Patient Home Monitoring” is the company reportedly connected to the database, which contained 316,363 PDF reports in the form of weekly blood test results. Weekly blood test results,...

  • Using Secure Texting for Improved Patient Care, Data Security

    October 9, 2017 - Implementing new technical solutions, such as secure texting, can help healthcare providers of all sizes and in different locations better care for patients and ensure PHI security. Regardless of where an organization is based though, federal laws on data privacy and security must be considered and kept a top priority. Smartphones were a logical step in upgrading technological options, according...


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16K Patients Notified Following Phishing Scam in MD Facility

Maryland-based Chase Brexton Health Care reported that “a number of” its employees fell for a phishing scam between August 2, 2017 and August 3, 2017. Employees received a “bogus” survey via email, which once completed,...

Why Open Source Security Matters for Healthcare Orgs

Open source software can help healthcare organizations remain flexible as they adopt new IT solutions, but if entities lack open source security measures it can lead to larger cybersecurity issues. A recent survey found that organizations in...

Encouraging Collaboration for Improved Data Security Measures

Malicious actors are not going to disappear anytime soon, meaning that healthcare organizations must remain vigilant in improving their data security measures. Collaboration and information sharing will play critical roles in strengthening healthcare...

41% of Health Data Breaches Stem from Unintended Disclosure

Unintended data disclosure, such as emails containing PHI sent to the wrong recipient or servers left publicly accessible, accounted for 41 percent of reported health data breaches the first nine months in 2017, according to research from Beazley....

US-CERT Urges Updates to Counter Found WiFi Vulnerabilities

WiFi Protected Access II (WPA2) handshake traffic could potentially be manipulated by attackers within range of vulnerable devices, according to recent research. The WiFi vulnerabilities could lead to malicious users gaining access to passwords,...

Will Common Rule Changes Impact Health Data Security?

The American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) reiterated its support of considered changes to the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects, or the Common Rule. Adjustments to the Common Rule could also have an impact on certain...

Regular Employee Training Essential in Healthcare Cybersecurity

Healthcare cybersecurity threats are constantly evolving, forcing covered entities and business associates to subsequently adjust their privacy and security measures to keep PHI secure. A key aspect to data security though is regular employee...

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