Privacy & Security

Lady Cilento Children's Hospital (Queensland Children's Hospital) under construction in Brisbane, March 2014. (Wikimedia Commons)

By Jessica Davis 12:30 pm May 26, 2017
Five Queensland Health hospitals were forced back to pencil and paper after the IT failure, and the system will likely remain sluggish for at least a week.
Most consumers would leave a healthcare provider that was struck by ransomware
By Bill Siwicki 12:20 pm May 26, 2017
A post-WannaCry survey shows that U.S. consumers are not very forgiving when it comes to organizations not able to protect their medical information.
IoT security architecture
By Tom Sullivan 03:45 pm May 25, 2017
The new framework includes analytics, cloud security, malware protection and other services.
ransomware master keys released

Dharma Heat Map. Source: id-ransomware.malwarehunterteam.com

By Jessica Davis 03:24 pm May 25, 2017
Nearly 200 decryption keys were released and confirmed valid by security researchers, which can be used to decrypt and unlock data on infected systems.
Cerner DoD EHR
By Tom Sullivan 01:16 pm May 25, 2017
Zane Burke told investors said that the same EHR technology used for subs can benefit rural providers that are often in regions with scarce connectivity.
medical device security
By Tom Sullivan 10:58 am May 25, 2017
Both device manufacturers and providers lack confidence that devices are secure and most won’t get a bigger budget to protect them until a breach strikes, Ponemon Institute says.
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.
AMIA presses FCC on broadband
By Mike Miliard 03:51 pm May 24, 2017
Informatics group tells the federal agency that robust internet access is key to ensuring everyone benefits from advances in health IT.
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.
By Bill Siwicki 12:37 pm May 24, 2017
First National Technology Solutions says software updates, constant patching and employee education are musts.

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