Healthcare Information Security
  • ONC Information Blocking Rule Raises Privacy and Security Concerns

    March 12, 2019 - During HIMSS19 in February, the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the National Coordinator released its long-awaited information blocking proposal. While many lauded ONC for its efforts to increase interoperability in the sector, there are elements that will need to be addressed by the agency for its final version to ensure the rule is effective and not...

  • How the Federal Data Privacy Debate, Regulations May Impact Healthcare

    March 4, 2019 - On Friday, a group of bipartisan Senators became the latest Congressional members to enter the data privacy discussion, unveiling legislation that would require publicly-traded companies to disclose whether their board of directors includes a cybersecurity expert. The legislation comes on the heels of a recent privacy legislation proposal from Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto,...

  • Healthcare Email Security Defenses Lag Behind Other Industries

    February 26, 2019 - Email security defenses in the healthcare sector lag behind other industries, with healthcare organizations currently in the reaction stage of bolstering its defenses, according a recent Mimecast analysis. Mimecast regularly performs email security risk assessments across all sectors, pulling data aggregated from actual inbound email traffic from client organizations. For the first...

  • 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...


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Meditab Medical Records, Physician Notes Breached by Vendor Error

The third-party vendor of California-based Meditab, MedPharm Services, exposed medical data and other real-time personal information on an unsecured fax server, according to a TechCrunch report. Meditab is an electronic medical records...

Vendor Compromises Data of 808,000 Singapore Blood Donors

The personal information of about 808,201 individuals who have donated or attempted to donate blood in Singapore since 1986 was left exposed online by a vendor of the country’s Health Science Authority. Securs Solutions was working...

Phishing Education, Training Can Reduce Healthcare Cyber Risk

The healthcare sector is uniquely vulnerable to phishing attacks, due to high employee turnover and influx of new employees who may lack previous cybersecurity training, according to a new report published in the Journal of the American...

Congress Unveils Bipartisan Bill for IoT Cybersecurity Standards

A group of bipartisan Senators and House members recently introduced legislation that would establish security requirements around IoT devices purchased by government agencies, such as the Department of Health and Human...

Pasquotank-Camden EMS Hacking Incident Impacts 40,000 Patients

A hacker recently exploited a vulnerability in the TriTech billing software of North Carolina’s Pasquotank-Camden Emergency Medical Services, erasing some files and potentially breaching patient data. Its initial notification to the...

Michigan AG Warns 600,000 Impacted by Wolverine Solutions Breach

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel and Department of Insurance and Financial Service Director Anna Fox are urging about 600,000 state residents impacted by the ransomware attack on Wolverine Solutions Group to take precautions and...

OIG Finds Vulnerabilities in HHS Security Controls, Detection

The Department of Health and Human Services’ Operating Divisions (OPDIVs) needs to improve its security controls to more effectively detect and prevent cyberattacks, according to a new Office of Inspector General report. Officials...

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