Healthcare Information Security
  • What’s at Stake with Healthcare IoT and Cloud? Unnecessary Risk

    February 14, 2019 - The healthcare sector continues to adopt IoT technologies and move into the cloud at a rapid pace. But while these technologies support a value-based care model and can improve patient care, the tools can pose serious risks that organizations must address before introducing them to their network. According to a recent report from Zion Market Research, the smart medical products global...

  • How Multi-Factor Authentication Can Combat Phishing, Cyberattacks

    February 7, 2019 - Healthcare has been steadily moving into consumerization, as the industry shifts into value-based care and patients demand easier access to their data. At the same time, cyber threats and hackers have increased in sophistication, continuing to target the sector to gain access to the troves of data. Many health delivery organizations still struggle with some of the basic cybersecurity...

  • HIMSS19 to Showcase Compliance, Device Security, Vendor Management

    February 1, 2019 - Cybersecurity, compliance, medical device security, and other pressing security matters will take center stage at the HIMSS19 annual conference, taking place February 11-15 in Orlando, Florida. Throughout the conference, visitors can visit the HIMSS19 Cybersecurity Command Center at the Orange County Convention Center. Hosting security vendors like Cisco, Clearwater, FairWarning,...

  • The Hits and Misses of HHS Healthcare Cybersecurity Guidelines

    January 30, 2019 - The Department of Health and Human Services released a four-volume set of cybersecurity guidelines for the healthcare sector last month, which was applauded by many for its extensive breakdown of both risks and mitigations. Drafted in partnership with over 150 cybersecurity healthcare and cybersecurity leaders, the guide effectively breaks down cybersecurity needs by organization size...


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California Moves to Close Gaps in Data Breach Notification Law

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and Assembleymember Marc Levine are seeking to strengthen the state’s data breach notification law, which aims to close a loophole and expand requirements to include compromised biometrics...

Senator Asks AMA, HIMSS How to Improve Healthcare Cybersecurity

Sen. Mark Warner, D-Virginia, is calling on some of the healthcare sector’s biggest stakeholders to share what they are doing to prevent cyberattacks and how those efforts can be supported by the government. The letter was sent to...

Phishing Attack Breaches Data of 30,000 Memorial Hospital Patients

An employee of Memorial Hospital at Gulfport, Mississippi fell victim to a phishing attack, which breached the data of 30,000 patients for more than a week in December. On December 17, officials discovered an unauthorized party gained...

Health Data of 974,000 UW Medicine Patients Exposed for 3 Weeks

The University of Washington Medicine is notifying about 974,000 individuals that some of their patient data was left exposed on the internet for three weeks due to a misconfigured server. The breach was discovered on December 26, when a...

Facebook Accused of Exposing User Health Data in Complaint to FTC

A group of health privacy experts recently filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission, accusing Facebook of misleading users about its privacy policies of its “closed” health groups. Filed in December with the FTC and...

2.7M Medical Calls, Sensitive Audio Exposed Online for 6 Years

A 1177 Swedish Healthcare Guide Service server used to store the phone calls made to the service for healthcare information was left unencrypted and exposed online with no user authentication requirement, according to IDG Computer...

Europol, Bitdefender Share GandCrab Ransomware Decryption Tool

The No More Ransom campaign released a decryption tool for the newest GandCrab ransomware variant, one of the most notorious ransomware families that has hit the healthcare sector hard in the last year. The decryptor was developed in...

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