Jessica Davis

Jessica Davis is Associate Editor of Healthcare IT News.

WannaCry ransomware and Lazurus
By Jessica Davis 10:30 am May 25, 2017
The security firm stressed the connection to North Korea-linked hackers was purely technical, but there were substantial commonalities in the tools, infrastructure and techniques used.
Virginia failed to secure Medicaid data

The state of Virginia failed to secure its Medicaid data in a method in line with federal requirements.

By Jessica Davis 03:24 pm May 24, 2017
The state’s Department of Medical Assistance Services didn’t meet federal security requirements, which could have compromised the integrity of the system.
modernize veteran care and EHR
By Jessica Davis 02:25 pm May 24, 2017
The funding increase will support the agency’s efforts and expand on private-public partnerships, the VA Secretary told a House committee Wednesday.
leaked NSA tools WannaCry ransomware
By Jessica Davis 01:15 pm May 23, 2017
While WannaCry exploited two of the NSA’s leaked hacking tools, EternalBlue uses all seven and has no kill-switch.While WannaCry exploited two of the NSA’s leaked hacking tools, EternalBlue uses all seven and has no kill-switch.
Georgia Hospital Association cybersecurity
By Jessica Davis 10:00 am May 23, 2017
Officials said the goal is to provide each of the state’s 170 hospitals with the necessary cyber tools to prevent breaches.
Not so fast, Congress: VistA is more interoperable than you think

Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin.

By Jessica Davis 03:22 pm May 22, 2017
While Congress has long-spurned DoD and Veterans Affairs for failing to become interoperable, the VA isn’t necessarily to blame.
By Jessica Davis 11:52 am May 22, 2017
Cybercriminal was able to steal both personal and financial information of customers for more than 10 weeks.
security flaws in IoT
By Jessica Davis 02:25 pm May 19, 2017
In the wake of the WannaCry, the Government Accountability Office is trying to bring the industry up-to-speed on the growing threats to devices.
healthcare security staffing crisis
By Jessica Davis 11:05 am May 19, 2017
Hospitals already know it’s hard to hire top infosec talent, but an imminent report from the HHS reveals that it may be even worse than many thought.
Senate cybersecurity bill Schatz and Johnson

The Protecting Our Ability to Counter Hacking Act, introduced by Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, left, includes bipartisan support with Ron Johnson, R-Wisconsin, right, issuing a statement that Congress needs to find ways to "combine public and private efforts to maintain the security of America’s networks."

By Jessica Davis 11:14 am May 18, 2017
Leaked NSA tools led to a global hacking, and legislators don’t want that to happen again.

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