Cybersecurity

Healthcare organizations lack money, tools, talent to address biggest cybersecurity threats: survey

Third-party vendor risk and medical devices are the biggest cybersecurity threats that keep healthcare IT security executives awake at night, according to a new survey.However, the action needed to actually address these threats is lagging, the survey found.Forty percent of healthcare security leaders said third-party risk is the threat that concerns them the most, according

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70% of medical devices will be running unsupported Windows operating systems by January

The number of connected medical devices being used in hospitals and healthcare organizations continues to grow at a rapid pace, representing a vulnerable surface for cyberattacks.Raising the cyberrisks even further, 70% of devices in healthcare organizations will be running unsupported Windows operating systems by January 2020, according to a new cybersecurity report.Microsoft support for devices

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Data breaches exposed nearly 2.7 million morsels of personal info in Japan in 2018

At least 2.68 million pieces of personal information held by over 100 Japanese entities were subject to unauthorized disclosures in 2018, a Kyodo News survey found Wednesday.The data disclosures were confirmed and revealed by 104 organizations, including hotel operators and universities as well as French hotel reservation service Fastbooking SAS, whose breach exposed the information

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Grassley demands HHS outline cybersecurity policies to address “critical deficiencies”

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley wants the know what HHSis doing to address what the Office of Inspector General called “critical vulnerabilities” in the department’s cybersecurity controls and detection. Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley wants the know what the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is doing to address critical deficiencies

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Why information security should be every hospital CEO’s No. 2 priority (at least right now)

Infosec is a patient safety issue and its critical that customers trust you. But many health systems have been investing too little for years. Its time for that to change. Health systems have been underinvesting in information security for a decade, some even longer, but the threat landscape has now reached a critical point. Hackers,

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Health systems get failing grade when it comes to NIST cybersecurity best practices

Healthcare organizations continue to fall short with managing cybersecurity risks as measured by how well they are conforming with recognized best practices for security and privacy. Healthcare organizations continue to fall short with managing cybersecurity risks as measured by how well they are conforming with recognized best practices for security and privacy.Health systems and hospitals

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Report: Cyber Attackers Could Add Fake Cancerous Nodules to Medical Imaging Scans

Researchers in Israel attest they have developed malware that would let cyber attackers add fake cancerous nodules to CT or MRI scans before radiologists and doctors examined them, thereby leading to leading to potential misdiagnoses, according to a story this week in the Washington Post.The reporter, Kim Zetter, wrote in her story that the researchers

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