Privacy & Security

By Jessica Davis 12:05 pm March 27, 2017
Urology Austin, a healthcare provider with locations throughout central Texas, began notifying its patients March 24 that hackers may have accessed patient records that included names, dates of birth, addresses, medical information and Social Security numbers.
CIO business associates risk

Ed Ricks, CIO of Beaufort Memorial Hospital

By Mike Miliard 08:05 am March 27, 2017
With about 200 subcontractors to deal with, "that's a lot of people that we're trusting to do the right thing with our patients' data," says the Beaufort Memorial Hospital CIO. "We want to stay on top of it."
Roger Severino OCR LGBT

Roger Severino speaking during an interview as a staff member from the Heritage Foundation in 2015.

By Jessica Davis 11:42 am March 24, 2017
The former director of the conservative Heritage Foundation think tank is a staunch opponent of civil rights for transgender people, whom he'll be tasked to protect as OCR director.
health data breaches Protenus
By Jessica Davis 04:45 pm March 20, 2017
The good news? Hacking was down and only comprised 12 percent of reported incidents during the last month.
ransomware Metropolitan Urology
By Jessica Davis 01:28 pm March 20, 2017
The attack potentially breached data of patients who visited the organization between 2003 and 2010.
IBM blockchain Linux Hyperledger
By Bernie Monegain 01:00 pm March 20, 2017
Big Blue also announced new developer and governance tools for blockchain.
ransomware breach reports
By Jessica Davis 08:50 am March 20, 2017
More than 4,000 ransomware attacks occur daily and healthcare is the largest target. Despite HHS requirements and significant risk of untimely notification, however, breach reporting doesn’t match up.
health data breaches incidents
By Jessica Davis 08:48 am March 20, 2017
The uptick in ransomware is giving rise to a new question of whether hackers actually breach the data they encrypt or not and, in turn, how victimized organizations should respond.  
Russian officers Yahoo hacking

Attorney General Jeff Sessions said the United States will vigorously prosecute cyberattackers.

By Bernie Monegain 12:59 pm March 15, 2017
A grand jury indicted two Russian Federal Security Service officers, a Russian resident and a Kazakh national for directing, aiding and paying criminal hackers.
By Jessica Davis 11:49 am March 14, 2017
The backup drive contained a trove of EHR data, including Social Security numbers and insurance policy details.

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