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Cryptocurrency Mining Tops Ransomware Attacks as New Cyberthreat

June 18, 2018 - While ransomware attacks continue to preoccupy the minds of healthcare IT security pros, a new threat is emerging—cryptocurrency mining. Not as devastating as ransomware, cryptocurrency mining malware can still degrade system performance and cause vital healthcare IT systems to slow down or even shut down due to the enormous processing power the malware uses to mine cryptocurrency....


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Healthcare Organizations Relying on Passive Mobile Device Security

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Half of healthcare organizations rely on passive mobile device security measures such as policy and education, which could leave them vulnerable to attack, according to an annual survey of more than 300 healthcare organizations by healthcare...

Secure Texting Becoming 1st Choice for Sending Healthcare Data

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Secure texting is becoming the first choice to send information while keeping sensitive data secured, according to a survey of 770 hospital professionals and 1,279 physician practices by Black Book Market Research. Eight-five percent of hospitals...

Healthcare Texting for Patient Appointments Could Pose Risks

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Healthcare organizations must be mindful of security when engaging in healthcare texting for patient appointments, advised MGMA Consulting Principal Nick Fabrizio in a recent blog post. Fabrizio was commenting on the results of a survey of 1,615...

Gap Analysis Not Enough for HIPAA Security Rule, Says OCR

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A gap analysis can be used to discover where problems exist in securing electronic protected health information (ePHI), but it is not a substitute for a comprehensive risk analysis required by the HIPAA Security Rule, the Office for Civil Rights...

Mobile Device Security Worries Plague Healthcare Providers

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Mobile device security is a top concern of healthcare providers when it comes to their mobile programs, according to a survey of 600 healthcare IT decision makers conducted by Vanson Bourne on behalf of mobile device management (MDM) provider...

HIPAA Compliant Secure Messaging Top Mobile Communication Driver

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Healthcare IT teams are looking toward HIPAA compliant secure messaging options for their ideal mobile communication solution, according to a recent survey from PatientSafe Solutions. Seventy-seven percent of IT respondents said secure messaging...

4 Tips to Locking Down, Securing Healthcare BYOD

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We are a connected world. Furthermore, our level of connectedness will only continue to increase. And, this is becoming even more so the case when we look at healthcare. A recent CITO Research study showed that leveraging apps and mobile tools...

Healthcare Most Likely to Suffer from Lagging Mobile Device Security

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Organizations across numerous industries are increasingly concerned about potential mobile device security threats, with approximately three-quarters stating that the risks associated with mobile devices have increased in the past year, according...

Healthcare Data Privacy, Security Concerns Hinder Digital Adoption

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Healthcare data privacy and security concerns are pushing healthcare payers and providers to reconsider whether or not they want to adopt mobile and digital health tools, according to the 8th Annual Industry Pulse Report from Change Healthcare...

57% of Orgs Spend Money on Endpoint, Mobile Security Technologies

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With data breaches on the rise, organizations are increasingly turning to cloud, big data, Internet of Things (IoT), container, blockchain and/or mobile environments, recent research shows. Furthermore, over half of surveyed entities are focusing...

4 Key Ways to Overcome Healthcare BYOD Security Challenges

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Let’s talk about BYOD security and the mobile workforce in the healthcare environment. We’re seeing it happen every single day. Doctors, nurses, and healthcare workers are either bringing in their own devices, or using corporate-issued...

Healthcare Secure Messaging, EHR Integration Top CIO Focal Points

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Healthcare secure messaging is one of the top focal points for CIOs, with 72 percent reporting that they currently utilize secure texting as part of their mobile strategy, according to a recent survey. Seventy-six percent reported they plan to...

48% of Providers Use Device Encryption for Texted Orders

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As more healthcare providers utilize secure texting for patient care, it is imperative that they consider PHI security. Technical safeguards, such as device encryption, will be essential in keeping sensitive data secure. However, a recent survey...

How Secure Messaging, Texting Benefit Healthcare Providers

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As cybersecurity threats continue to evolve and impact the healthcare industry, it is essential that providers are able to maintain communications to ensure patients receive necessary care. Healthcare secure messaging and secure texting are quickly...

Top Tips for Mobile Device Security, Keeping ePHI Secure

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More healthcare organizations are utilizing smart phones, laptops, and tablets for daily operations, but failing to include these devices in an enterprise-wide risk analysis could lead to mobile device security issues. Entities need to maintain...

DirectTrust PHI Sharing Grows 20% at End of Q3 2017

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DirectTrust saw continued growth in the number of healthcare organizations engaged in DirectTrust exchange, increasing 54 percent from the same time last year. There was also a 20 percent increase in the number of DirectTrust addresses able to...

Using Secure Texting for Improved Patient Care, Data Security

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Implementing new technical solutions, such as secure texting, can help healthcare providers of all sizes and in different locations better care for patients and ensure PHI security. Regardless of where an organization is based though, federal...

Utilizing Secure Messaging in Disaster Recovery Planning

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Healthcare organizations of all sizes know that it is important to hope for the best, but plan for the worst. Secure messaging tools are becoming an increasingly popular option for that approach, as it can give clinicians a quick and efficient...

Data Security Top Reason Hospitals Prohibit Healthcare BYOD

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More hospitals are allowing healthcare BYOD policies, but data security is the top reason why an organization would prohibit such policies from being implemented, according to a recent Spok survey. Spok interviewed more than 350 healthcare leaders...

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