Healthcare Information Security

Cybersecurity in Healthcare

Cybersecurity Challenges Key Focus in Federal Appointment

by Elizabeth Snell

Last week, Thomas P. Bossert was appointed to serve as Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, and will advise the President-elect on cybersecurity challenges, homeland security, and counterterrorism. The role has...

ICIT Finds Healthcare Sector at Great Risk for DDoS Attacks

by Elizabeth Snell

With its high dependency on digital records, network connectivity, accessible information, and real-time communication, healthcare is one of the sectors at greatest risk for a DDoS attack, the Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology...

DirectTrust Voices Concern for Cybersecurity in Healthcare

by Elizabeth Snell

The new administration needs to understand the importance of creating strong cybersecurity measures in healthcare, according to DirectTrust. Encryption, authentication, and identity management are all critical requirements to help policy and...

CHIME Notes Cybersecurity Challenge in MACRA Final Rule

by Elizabeth Snell

More attention must be given to the current cybersecurity challenge and the persistent lack of interoperability across the nation’s health system must also be addressed in the final MACRA rule, according to the College of Healthcare Information...

Study Finds Human Factor Key Area of Cybersecurity Risk

by Elizabeth Snell

A lack of cybersecurity staff members, a lack of employee training, and not enough boardroom prioritization are top contributions to cybersecurity risk, according to a recent study from the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) and...

Cybersecurity Attacks Leading 2016 Data Breach Cause

by Elizabeth Snell

Data breaches in the healthcare industry are always a top concern for providers, business associates, vendors, and other stakeholders. With technology continuing to quickly evolve, security cannot be a secondary consideration. The majority of...

Researchers Claim Medical Devices Vulnerable to DoS Attacks

by Elizabeth Snell

Implantable medical devices (IMDs), including pacemakers and Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators (ICDs), were found to be vulnerable to denial-of-service (DoS) attacks, which could lead to patient safety issues, according to a recently published...

How FTC Ransomware Prevention Tips Can Apply to Healthcare

by Elizabeth Snell

When it comes to ransomware in healthcare, the ramifications can be especially devastating. Not only could providers potentially be locked out of their own EHR systems, but patient care could be hindered. Organizations should take note of ransomware...

Using IAM Solutions for Stronger Cybersecurity Measures

by Elizabeth Snell

Identity access management (IAM) solutions are essential for organizations that are looking to improve their cyber hygiene approach and overall cybersecurity measures, according to a recent Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology (ICIT)...

How Evolving Cyber Threats Affect Health Data Encryption

by Elizabeth Snell

Data encryption options are quickly becoming a top security choice for healthcare organizations that are looking to remain innovative but still keep patient data out of the wrong hands. With a recent survey showing the quick growth of the global...

DoS, DDoS Attack Prevention Measures for Covered Entities

by Elizabeth Snell

As healthcare continues to adopt Internet of Things (IoT) technology, denial-of-service (DoS) and distributed-denial-of-service (DDoS) attack prevention measures are becoming more prevalent, according to the latest cybersecurity newsletter from...

How Healthcare Cybersecurity Ties into Larger National Plan

by Elizabeth Snell

Many findings from a recent report by the Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity have direct ties to the future of healthcare cybersecurity, according to Lee Kim, director of privacy and security for HIMSS North America. The Commission...

Malware Most Common Smart Hospital Data Security Threat

by Elizabeth Snell

Malware is the most common type of potential attack scenario for smart hospitals that poses a data security threat, according to a recent study from the European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA). Smart hospitals have...

Strong Cybersecurity Measures Need Security in IoT Devices

by Elizabeth Snell

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) recently published guidelines on how organizations can utilize cybersecurity measures for IoT devices, and underlined the importance of ensuring that security systems are built directly...

IDC Predicts Healthcare Ransomware Attacks to Double by 2018

by Elizabeth Snell

Numerous industries have been working to combat, prevent, and mitigate malicious malware attacks. The healthcare sector has found itself particularly vulnerable to such attacks, and research has shown that the number of healthcare ransomware...

US-CERT Updates Cybersecurity Incident Notification Guidelines

by Elizabeth Snell

The U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) announced its new cybersecurity incident notification guidelines, which will go into effect on April 1, 2017. The guidelines will affect all Federal departments and agencies, as well as state,...

House Subcommittee Talks Connected Device Cybersecurity Issues

by Elizabeth Snell

While the connected devices industry is seeing intense growth with evolving technologies, it is also important to be aware of the current cybersecurity issues, according to a recent hearing held by the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee....

NH-ISAC, MDISS Collaborate for Medical Device Cybersecurity

by Elizabeth Snell

Three national organizations recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in an effort to improve medical device cybersecurity measures. The National Health Information Sharing and Analysis Center (NH-ISAC), the Medical Device Innovation,...

Education, Planning Critical in Ransomware Preparation

by Elizabeth Snell

Healthcare ransomware has quickly become one of the top cybersecurity concerns for both covered entities and business associates. Without proper training and a thorough backup plan, organizations could find themselves in trouble should an attack...

EHNAC, HITRUST Eliminate Health Data Security Redundancies

by Elizabeth Snell

In an effort to help healthcare organizations cut down on certain health data security and privacy redundancies, two accreditation and certification organizations recently decided to work together on reducing costs and streamlining the processes...

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