Healthcare Information Security

Cybersecurity in Healthcare

NIST Telehealth Remote Monitoring Guidance Plan Gets AMIA Support

by Jessica Davis

The National Institute of Standards and Technology recently announced it would fund a project to develop guidance around the security and privacy risks associated with remote patient monitoring. NIST said its team will perform a risk...

Hospitals Spend 64% More on Advertising After a Data Breach

by Jessica Davis

Hospitals spend 64 percent more annually on advertising after a breach over the following two years, according to a recent report from the American Journal of Managed Care. Researchers Sung J. Choi and M. Eric Johnson examined nonfederal...

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Breach Impacts 15,000 Customers

by Jessica Davis

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan is notifying 15,000 customers that their data was potentially breached due to a stolen laptop. According to the notice, the stolen laptop belonged to a business associate of one of its subsidiaries. An...

HHS Releases Best Practice Healthcare Cybersecurity Guidelines

by Jessica Davis

The Department of Health and Human Services issued cybersecurity guidelines for the healthcare sector on Friday, focused on voluntary cybersecurity practices to reduce security risks and bolster cybersecurity programs across the...

Malware Attack on BJC Healthcare Breaches Credit Card Data

by Jessica Davis

The patient portal of Missouri-based BJC Healthcare was hacked with malware, which potentially intercepted the credit and debit card numbers of 5,850 patients. According to officials, the breach was discovered on November 19. An...

The 10 Biggest U.S. Healthcare Data Breaches of 2018

by Jessica Davis

The threat landscape has continued to evolve throughout the year, with hackers ramping up targeted, sophisticated attacks. Ransomware continued to plague the healthcare sector, while phishing attacks and insider errors led to some of the...

Email Hack on Vermont Provider Breaches 32,000 Patient Records

by Jessica Davis

Elizabethtown Community Hospital, part of the University of Vermont Health Network, notified about 32,000 patients that their personal health information was breached during an email hack. On October 18, hospital officials discovered an...

DHS Finds Encryption Vulnerabilities in Medtronic Programmers

by Jessica Davis

The Department of Homeland Security’s Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team discovered encryption vulnerabilities in Medtronic’s 9790 and 2090 CareLink Programmers and 29901 Encore Programmers that could...

Ransomware Attack Impacts 16,000 Patients in Georgia

by Jessica Davis

A ransomware attack on specialist Mind and Motion Developmental Centers of Georgia potentially breached the data of about 16,000 patients. Officials discovered a ransomware attack infected a company server on September 30, a Sunday. The...

Email Error, Lack of Encryption Breaches Nebraska Patient Data

by Jessica Davis

Fremont, Nebraska-based Prairie Fields Family Medicine is notifying 6,450 patients that their patient data was potentially breached due to an emailing error. An employee inadvertently sent an unencrypted spreadsheet to the wrong email...

30 Percent of Online Health Databases Expose Patient Data

by Jessica Davis

About 30 percent of online healthcare databases are left exposed online due to misconfiguration, according to a recent report from IntSights. The researchers scoured the internet to determine how easy it would be for a hacker to access...

Third-Party Vendor Hack Breaches 48,000 Baylor Frisco Patients

by Jessica Davis

Texas-based Baylor Scott and White Medical Center-Frisco is notifying about 47,948 patients or guarantors that their payment information was exposed for a week, after a hack on its third-party vendor’s credit card processing...

Malware Attack Hits University of Maryland Medical System

by Jessica Davis

The University of Maryland Medical System was hit by a malware attack early Sunday morning, disrupting some IT system functions. According to officials, an outside source attempted to infiltrate the IT systems with a malware virus around...

Fax Machine Purchases Banned by UK National Health Service

by Jessica Davis

Starting in January 2019, the U.K. National Health Service will be banned from buying fax machines for its hospitals and provider offices. Officials have also enacted a plan to phase out the legacy technology by April 1, 2020. All...

EMR Vendor Ransomware Attack Impacts 16,000 Patient Records

by Jessica Davis

California-based Redwood Eye Center notified the California Attorney General of a potential breach caused by a ransomware attack on its EMR hosting vendor IT Lighthouse. The third-party vendor hosts and stores the specialist’s...

DHS Flags Encryption Vulnerability in Philips HealthSuite Android App

by Jessica Davis

The Department of Homeland Security National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center issued an alert on a vulnerability found in the Philips HealthSuite Health Android app, which would take only a low level of skill to...

Biggest Challenges, Lessons Learned from Health Cybersecurity in 2018

by Jessica Davis

The cybersecurity issues faced by the healthcare sector in 2018 aren’t much different from those in recent years. However, hackers are increasing in sophistication and steadily improving success rates. The year started off with a...

20,000 Patients Impacted by Ransomware Attack on Illinois Specialist

by Jessica Davis

The Center for Vitreo-Retinal Diseases in Illinois recently began notifying 20,371 patients that their data was potentially breached after a ransomware attack in September. On September 18, officials discovered a ransomware attack...

How to Build a Balanced Healthcare Cybersecurity Budget

by Jessica Davis

The majority of healthcare security stakeholders agree that cybersecurity budgets are underfunded. And frankly, health organizations aren’t keeping pace with hackers who are continuously improving in sophistication. Data security...

12 States Sue Business Associate for 2015 Health Data Breach

by Jessica Davis

A dozen states have filed a Federal lawsuit against Indiana-based Medical Informatics Engineering (MIE) and subsidiary NoMoreClipboard, over a 2015 hack that breached the data of more than 3.9 million patients nationwide. The Attorneys...

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