Jessica Davis

Jessica Davis is Associate Editor of Healthcare IT News.

New ransomware targeting healthcare
By Jessica Davis 02:46 pm August 25, 2017
The new variant, Defray, uses incredibly targeted attacks with lures that are custom-crafted to appeal to intended victims -- making it much harder to spot, Proofpoint says.
health records breached

St. Mark's Surgery Center in Fort Meyers, Florida. Photo via Google Maps

By Jessica Davis 03:44 pm August 24, 2017
St. Mark’s Surgery Center discovered the virus on May 8, which affected certain patient files on the Florida provider’s server.
Philips DoseWise Portals shipped with 2 major flaws
By Jessica Davis 01:39 pm August 24, 2017
Hackers can easily access passwords to gain access to patient data, but the company is providing an upgrade to eliminate the vulnerability.
#HITSECURITY Twitter chat
By Jessica Davis 09:28 am August 24, 2017
With cyberattacks continuing to plague the healthcare sector, two cybersecurity experts will highlight some of the challenges to security and best practices in a Twitter chat Aug. 24.
cryptography to protect genomic sequencing
By Jessica Davis 01:56 pm August 23, 2017
By using cryptography to hide almost 99 percent of genetic information, researchers can ensure only patients have access to their complete genomic sequence.
EHR vendor CliniComp sues government over no-bid VA contract with Cerner
By Jessica Davis 03:39 pm August 22, 2017
The San Diego-based vendor scorned the VA for not conducting a competitive bidding process and alleged there is ample time for other EHR vendors to compete for the contract.
By Jessica Davis 12:24 pm August 22, 2017
The state’s Human Services department migrated its legacy eligibility systems to a modernized network in 2014, but the Inspector General’s office found flaws caused by insufficient controls.
Texas women's health provider hacked

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By Jessica Davis 12:10 pm August 21, 2017
Hackers spent one month on the servers of The Institute for Women’s Health, stealing both financial and personal health data.
Cybersecurity report
By Jessica Davis 03:28 pm August 18, 2017
However, one insider breach took a staggering 14 years to be detected, according to the latest Protenus Breach Barometer.

Photo via Martin Falbisoner

By Jessica Davis 02:49 pm August 17, 2017
But while Congress proposed taking ONC’s budget down to $38 million, the FDA would get $500 million budget increase if passed.

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