Cybersecurity

Patients file lawsuit against UConn Health over data breach impacting 300K patients

The first lawsuit stemming from a February announcement that the University of Connecticut Health Center suffered a data breach impacting patient data has been filed in federal court.UConn Health patient Yoselin Martinez filed a class action lawsuit on March 18 on behalf of herself and other former and current patients impacted by the breach. UConn

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Tiered FDA medical device security guidance concerns industry

brThe U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently released its draft guidance on managing cybersecurity in medical device premarket submissions. However, leading companies such as GE Healthcare and industry groups have voiced concerns over the tiered approach, saying this will result in confusion and potential discrepancies. They want the tiered system eliminated or amended. Industry

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Phishing scam exposes personal, medical information at central California school districts

Phishing emails to employees at several school districts in Monterey County, California, have exposed Social Security numbers and medical records. A phishing scam targeting Carmel Unified School District in Monterey County, California, exposed documents containing sensitive employee information, the district announced last week.Hackers obtained login credentials to several employee email accounts, according to CUSD, one

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Top 10 Topics for Directors in 2019: Cybersecurity

Improve Disclosures and ControlsWith threats of nation-states infiltrating supply chains and landmark laws being passed, cybersecurity and privacy are critical aspects of director oversight. Recent court decisions and speeches from the SEC have made it clear that directors are not able to delegate cybersecurity oversight: directors each have the responsibility to personally understand cybersecurity risk

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Personal data for 1,000 pensioners accessed from OC Sanitation District

Birth dates and Social Security numbers for 1,000 Orange County Sanitation District retirees were accessed in a phishing scheme, the district confirmed Monday.District retirees, former employees and board members were being notified of the data breach in the utilitys deferred compensation plan, which occurred in December after a file at NFP Corp. was accessed via

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3 Ways to Manage the Cyber Risk Posed by Connected Medical Devices

Its not just computers or smartphones that can make your healthcare organization vulnerable to security breaches. Pacemakers, insulin pumps, wearable devices that track patient activity levels and pills containing ingestible sensors that track medication adherence are among the innovations that allow physicians to monitor patients remotely, promising more cost-effective care and improved outcomes.But connected medical

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New cybersecurity guidelines to fight hacking

The guidance document, entitled Health Industry Cybersecurity Practices: Managing Threats and Protecting Patients, offers practical guidance for addressing what the Council has identified as the most impactful threats… within the industry. This document is a useful material for healthcare business managers faced with ever-increasing cybersecurity risks and the attending risks to patient safety and operational

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