Privacy & Security

cybersecurity funding
By Bill Siwicki 02:19 pm January 19, 2018
A lack of priority funding and stagnant staffing hinders cybersecurity, new Forrester Research study concludes.
phishing hack

Onco360 Pharmacy's storefront in Buffalo, New York. Credit: Google Maps

By Jessica Davis 12:14 pm January 19, 2018
Three employee email accounts were hacked in November, exposing PHI, including financial data for some.
By Jessica Davis 12:04 pm January 19, 2018
Users took to Twitter to complain about the cloud EHR being down, with some unable to access patient information all day.
Amazon healthcare
By Bernie Monegain 05:04 pm January 16, 2018
But the tech giant is still not revealing its plans for the healthcare market.
FDA device ID, blockchain

Pharmacy supply chain management to reduce drug counterfeiting were highlighted in the study.

By Bill Siwicki 04:14 pm January 16, 2018
Continuous funding and partnerships – along with the potential for blockchain-based efforts to reduce the counterfeiting of drugs – are also changing the landscape a new report finds.
ransomware attack payments

Credit: Hancock Health

By Jessica Davis 04:01 pm January 16, 2018
After hackers logged into the hospital’s remote access portal using a third-party vendor’s username and password, officials paid up as it would have taken more time and money to restore files from backups.
crowdsourcing analytics

Sample code of ATT&CK from Mitre. Credit: Mitre

By Jessica Davis 02:08 pm January 16, 2018
Threat detection response is more reactive than proactive but MITRE engineer explains how sharing threats within a trusted environment can bolster security programs.
Medicaid records breached

Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences Credit: Google Maps

By Jessica Davis 11:52 am January 15, 2018
A hacker gained access to an Oklahoma State Health Sciences network and accessed folders containing Medicaid billing data.
Ransomware attack indiana

Credit: Hancock Health

By Jessica Davis 11:16 am January 15, 2018
The first reported hospital ransomware attack in 2018 was sophisticated – and not caused by an employee opening a malicious email.
doctor texting patients
By Bill Siwicki 04:22 pm January 12, 2018
Doctors on the front lines of the opioid crisis find text messaging helpful in managing treatment with patients.

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