Cybersecurity

A CISO Sizes Up Healthcare Security Threats for 2018

In the year ahead, cyber threats to the healthcare sector will continue to evolve from attacks primarily involving the theft of health data to assaults aimed at disrupting organizations’ operations, predicts Sean Murphy, CISO of health insurer Premera Blue Cross.”I see more disruption in the industry around cybersecurity – it’s more than data exfiltration as

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FDA Official Dispels Medical Device Security Myths

Despite progress in improving medical device safety, many myths and misunderstandings about medical device security continue to persist, says Dr. Suzanne Schwartz of the FDA.”We have seen a fair amount of progress that has been very encouraging,” Schwartz says in an interview with Information Security Media Group. “With regard to manufacturers … we’ve seen great

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The Home Office is to be challenged in court over claims NHS data-sharing violates patients human rights

The Home Office is facing a legalchallengeover claims NHS data-sharing violates patients right to privacy under the Human Rights Act. A memorandum of understanding published in January gave the Home Office access to confidential patient information to aid immigration enforcement. It was published without consultation with NHS staff, medical organisations or the public.

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No. 1 Patient Safety Threat? Ransomware, Cyberattacks

While dirty hospital mattresses and the failure to properly disinfect medical gear are among top safety risks posed to patients, ransomware and other cyberattacks will pose even bigger threats to patients in 2018, according to the ECRI Institute. The non-profit patient safety research organization named ransomware and cybersecurity threats as the No. 1 health technology

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