Jessica Davis

Jessica Davis is Senior Editor of Healthcare IT News.

VA outlines plans to get off GAO high-risk list
By Jessica Davis 02:30 pm April 17, 2018
The agency has been on the watchdog's list for three years due to a long list of vulnerabilities, from mismanagement to ambiguous policies.
Russia targeting internet routers, devices
By Jessica Davis 12:59 pm April 17, 2018
The rare joint alert says Russia, behind the global NotPetya attack, has been laying the groundwork for future cyberattacks and targeting critical infrastructure.
California medical device manufacturer Inogen data breach

Inogen's portable oxygen concentrator. Credit: YouTube

By Jessica Davis 12:11 pm April 17, 2018
Inogen reports a hacker accessed an employee email account for more than two months, according to an SEC filing.
HIMSS Healthcare Security Forum

Retired U.S. Navy Commander Kirk Lippold will be the keynote speaker at the Healthcare Security Forum on June 11.

By Jessica Davis 02:09 pm April 12, 2018
Expert security leaders from across the country will shed light on the industry’s biggest challenges and solutions at the upcoming event in San Francisco June 11-12.
healthcare breach

Middleton Medical Center in Middleton, New York. Credit: Google Maps

By Jessica Davis 11:37 am April 12, 2018
Middletown Medical left a radiology interface open to the public, exposing patient data in the process.
Former HHS Cyber Chief Wlaschin lands private sector gig

Chris Wlaschin speaking at an ICIT briefing Oct. 2017. Credit: YouTube

By Jessica Davis 04:16 pm April 11, 2018
The longtime federal health IT leader joins Nebraska’s Election Systems and Software security team.
VA EHR
By Jessica Davis 02:06 pm April 11, 2018
Spending on the Affordable Care Act marketplaces has decreased, as Veterans Affairs has ramped up IT modernization efforts, according to a Deltek report.
SamSam ransomware hackers targeting healthcare

Using two-factor authentication and restriction access behind firewalls can help keep the network safe against the brute force SamSam attacks plaguing the healthcare sector.

By Jessica Davis 12:27 pm April 11, 2018
The hackers behind the attack on Allscripts have hit 10 organizations in the last few months, levering open RDP connections to proliferate inside a network.
Verizon ransomware report

Credit: Scott Olson, Getty Images

By Jessica Davis 04:48 pm April 10, 2018
Healthcare is the only industry where inside threats outnumber outside threat actors, according to Verizon’s most recent breach report.
Acting VA Secretary Wilkie urges Congress to pass Choice reform

VA Acting Secretary Robert Wilkie. Credit: Chip Somodevilla, Getty Images

By Jessica Davis 02:06 pm April 10, 2018
The Choice Program was designed to shorten wait times and ease travel burdens for veterans. But Congress failed to pass the reform package last month.

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