Jessica Davis is Associate Editor of Healthcare IT News.
By Jessica Davis 11:59 am March 31, 2017
Healthcare proved itself a lucrative target for hackers in 2016, and so far 2017 is unfortunately following suit. This gallery highlights some of the biggest breaches in healthcare -- and points to mistakes to avoid in the future.
By Jessica Davis 07:11 am December 22, 2016
Healthcare spent the entirety of 2016 being lambasted by cybercriminals from various angles. We look back at the 10 worst breaches of the year based on either lost patient records or, in the case of ransomware attacks, the number of days a provider organization was knocked offline.
By Jessica Davis 12:13 pm October 05, 2016
Ransomware attacks have been steadily increasing in the healthcare industry since the beginning of the year, and with the most recent attacks on New Jersey Spine Center, Marin Healthcare District and Urgent Care Clinic of Oxford, it doesn't look like the target placed on these providers will be shrinking anytime soon.
By Jessica Davis 02:32 pm May 02, 2016
The steady drumbeat of data breaches and malware incidents so far this year has shed light on security issues plaguing many healthcare providers. Cybercriminals are targeting hospitals with growing frequency, and vulnerabilities – such as aging medical equipment and human error – are only increasing the risk.