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GAO Finds Information Security, Privacy Key IoT Challenges

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The Internet of Things (IoT) is increasingly becoming a popular option for healthcare organizations looking to improve communications and process more data. However, information security and privacy can be key challenges for numerous sectors,...

Best Practices for SQL Server Deployment in Healthcare

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I don’t want to spend too much time on a lengthy introduction; the topic around SQL server deployment and healthcare security is very important to cover. However, consider the fact that 2015 and 2016 were pretty awful years when it comes...

Medical Devices Reportedly Infected in Ransomware Attack

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The recent WannaCry ransomware attack that infiltrated more than 150 countries and forced some European healthcare organizations to suspend certain services reportedly infected certain medical devices as well. HITRUST explained in an email update...

HHS Urges Caution in Wake of WannaCry Ransomware Attack

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UPDATE: HHS released an additional update on May 15 with new details regarding the ransomware attack. Last week, multiple countries around the world reported falling victim to the WannaCry ransomware attack. Numerous hospitals and healthcare...

Recent Executive Order to Strengthen Federal Cybersecurity

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Improving federal cybersecurity, specifically in the nation’s networks and infrastructure settings, is the key focus in a recent executive order President Trump signed earlier this week. Federal network cybersecurity must be improved in...

67% of Security Teams Say Insiders Top Data Security Threat

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Healthcare organizations must ensure that they carefully monitor who is able to access sensitive information, as potential data security threats can occur from either insiders or third-parties. While working with trusted vendors or business associates...

HHS Creating Own NCCIC for Improved Healthcare Cybersecurity

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HHS plans to create its own version of the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC) in an effort to create stronger healthcare cybersecurity, according to a Federal News Radio report. HHS Chief Information Security...

Medical Device Security Focus in Recent NCCoE Collaboration

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The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) recently released a draft of the NIST Cybersecurity Practice Guide, Securing Wireless Infusion Pumps in Healthcare Delivery Organizations, to help improve medical device security. NCCoE...

More Orgs Seeking Staff for Healthcare Privacy, Security Jobs

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There was a large increase in healthcare privacy and security job postings, indicating that the health information management (HIM) profession is continuing to evolve with the needs of healthcare organizations, according to a recent study...

Improve Healthcare Data Security with Stronger Authentication

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The comment period recently closed on NIST special publications discussing digital identity guidelines, which could potentially impact healthcare organizations working to improve their healthcare data security measures. “Identity proofing...

House Committee Passes NIST Small Business Cybersecurity Act

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The US House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology passed the NIST Small Business Cybersecurity Act of 2017 earlier this week in an effort to ensure that small businesses are given necessary resources to reduce their risk for cybersecurity...

NCCIC Cautions Multiple Sectors of Recent Malware Threats

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Sophisticated malware threats that appear to be leveraging stolen administrative credentials may affect numerous industries, including healthcare, according to a recent National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC) warning....

Addressing the Cybersecurity Skills Gap with Improved Training

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Healthcare is one of many industries struggling with a cybersecurity skills gap, working to ensure that the right individuals are put into positions where they can adequately manage the increasing threats. Being able to address that increasing...

Verizon Finds Phishing Attacks, Malware Top Data Breach Causes

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Increased propriety research, prototypes, and amounts of confidential personal data have all helped fuel cyberespionage attacks, such as phishing attacks, according to a recent Verizon report. There was also a 50 percent increase in ransomware...

50% of Industry Incidents from Healthcare Ransomware Attacks

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Half of the reported healthcare data security incidents from October 2015 to September 2016 stemmed from healthcare ransomware attacks, according to a recent NTT Security report. The NTT Security 2017 Global Threat Intelligence Report found that...

Healthcare Data Security Incidents Second Highest in 2016

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Healthcare continues to lag behind other regulated industries with security measures, according to recent research, with healthcare data security incidents ranking second for the services industry in 2016. Symantec’s 2017 Internet Security...

Prioritizing Healthcare Data Security in Aggregation, Sharing

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Data aggregation is quickly becoming a larger issue in healthcare, especially as organizations begin to switch over from fee-for-service models to value-based healthcare. As entities continue to gather, store, and transfer sensitive information,...

Employee Healthcare Data Security Awareness Top Industry Threat

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Approximately 80 percent of surveyed health IT executives and professionals report that employee security awareness is their greatest concern regarding healthcare data security. The 2017 Level 3 Healthcare Security Study was conducted...

HIMSS Urges Holistic Approach in NIST Cybersecurity Framework

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Having a holistic approach to healthcare cybersecurity is essential in the industry, but there is a lack of alignment between the people, processes, and technology, according to HIMSS. That lack of alignment often creates difficulty for healthcare...

FDA Has Medical Device Cybersecurity Concerns in Abbott Labs

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The FDA recently sent a warning letter to Abbott Labs, explaining that there were potential medical device cybersecurity issues with some of Abbott’s devices that were acquired with Abbott’s purchase of St. Jude Medical earlier this...

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