Cybersecurity

Anthem Breach Lesson: Why Granular Access Control Matters

Healthcare organizations can learn important lessons from the proposed $115 million settlement in the breach lawsuit against health insurer Anthem, says Bill Fox, a former federal prosecutor.One of the key lessons emerging from the Anthem breach case, which impacted nearly 79 million individuals, is the need for more granular control of access to sensitive data,

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There are 6 cybersecurity knowledge areas every infosec pro must master, NIST says

Cyber ops planner. As a professional title that sounds like either a shadowy special agent or some new age name for a nefarious hacker.Instead, it is one of the job roles that the National Institute of Standards and Technology outlined in its just-finalized draft Cybersecurity Education (NICE) Cybersecurity Workforce Framework.Infosec pros already know what a

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2017 HIMSS Cybersecurity Survey Indicates Promising Trend Toward Cybersecurity Preparedness

Newly re-vamped report also provides education and context around the survey findings CHICAGO (August 9, 2017) Healthcare organizations are taking steps to enhance their cybersecurity programs to a greater degree than anticipated, according to the newly released 2017 HIMSS Cybersecurity Survey. Additionally, 80 percent of IT leaders measured indicated their organization employs dedicated cybersecurity staff.

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Some Siemens Medical Imaging Devices Vulnerable to Hackers

While the company is downplaying the risk to patients, some security experts say the vulnerabilities could pave the way for malicious attacks, including ransomware attacks, if they are not patched.The alert from DHS’ Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team says Munich, Germany-based Siemens identified four vulnerabilities in the medical imaging products and is preparing

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VDI Bolsters Access, Security for Healthcare Providers

When Irving, Texas-based CHRISTUS Health looked to hire more specialized health information coders three years ago, moving work offsite required IT to rethink how the system controlled sensitive data.Vice President and CTO Lynn Gibson wanted to work with individuals in several locations, but the health system had previously only hired coders available onsite at a

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