Cybersecurity

How’s your cybersecurity posture? Answer these 5 crucial security questions

Drafted by the U.K. National Cyber Security Centre, the guidance provides insight into preventing phishing attacks, bolstering third-party management and other security threats. Nearly 70 percent of board members from the largest U.K firms reportedly have received no training to deal with cyber incidents, and 10 percent dont have a cyber-response plan, according to a

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The Case for a Cybersecurity Framework

Read on to learn about the value of attending HIMSS19 from the unique perspective of our members and partners. Listen to Bayardo Alvarez, director of information technology at Boston PainCare Center, and Sean Murphy, vice president and CISO at Premera Blue Cross, talk with the Code Red podcast about protecting your patients and organization with

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Hospital Insider PHI Theft Case: Lessons to Learn

Key insider theft prevention steps, some security experts say, include conducting an enterprisewide risk assessment, adequately vetting staff members who have access to PHI and implementing behavioral analytics to track unusual access to patient information.In court papers filed in a U.S. federal court in New York, prosecutors alleged that Orlando Jemmott, a former emergency department

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Making cyber crises less terrifying

Youve all seen patients who either dont know or forget to mention relevant family history but still expect the doctor to effectively diagnose them.The same is true when youre in the thick of a crisis, speculation and facts are coming at you a mile a minute, and you have no clue what to do. You

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Cryptojacking Rises in Popularity and Threatens Healthcare Productivity

By taking advantage of cryptomining, threat actors can attack multiple devices at once and compromise a provider organizations computing power. In the world of healthcare security, there are always new threats to replace the old, keeping IS professionals on their toes and creating the need for improved controls and mitigation strategies to keep both organizations

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Ransomware attack on fetal diagnostic lab breaches 40,800 patient records

The Fetal Diagnostic Institute of the Pacific was able to restore data from backups, and with help from a cybersecurity firm wipe the virus from the infected server. The Fetal Diagnostic Institute of the Pacific was hit by a ransomware attack on June 30 that potentially breached the data of 40,800 patients.According to the notice,

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FDA to Ramp Up Medical Device Cybersecurity Scrutiny

The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Inspector General’s report recommends that FDA better integrate the review of cybersecurity in the agency’s processes for premarket assessments of medical devices.In a statement provided to Information Security Media Group, FDA says it’s taking steps to bolster its “already robust premarket review of networked medical devices.”

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Cybersecurity: Innovating staff buy-in and avoiding silver bullet tools

Hackers are constantly innovating attack methods and organizations need to follow suit, by following trends and choosing cybersecurity tools that fit their business needs. The healthcare security landscape is always in flux. From ransomware to phishing attacks, hackers have continued to target the sector at a steady pace over the last few years. While the

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