Cybersecurity

Why healthcare mergers, acquisitions can uncover new cybersecurity risks

The mergers and acquisitions marketplace has been surging in recent years, with global activity reaching some of the highest volumes in history. By many accounts, the trend is poised to continue in healthcare. Although there are a number of issues that healthcare provider organizations must be aware of when evaluating the efficacy of a merger

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More than 316,000 patient blood tests exposed in breach linked to home monitoring company

Medical information, including blood test results associated with more than 150,000 people that used an in-home testing service, were leaked after an Amazon-hosted cloud repository was misconfigured to allow public access, according to a cybersecurity firm. The vulnerability was discovered by Kromtech Security Researchers on Friday, Sept. 29. The company reported their findings in a blog

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Fitness trackers could benefit from better security, study finds

The security of wearable fitness trackers could be improved to better protect users personal data, a study suggests.Vulnerabilities in the devices which track heart rate, steps taken and calories burned could threaten the privacy and security of the data they record, scientists say.Exploiting security weak spots in the communication procedures of some gadgets could allow

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