Privacy & Security

Pitfalls to avoid with third-party security vendors

A view from the Cybersecurity Command Center at HIMSS18 in Las Vegas.

By Bill Siwicki 02:23 pm March 19, 2018
Cybersecurity experts offer valuable advice on dealing with third parties because while a third party may be responsible for a breach, it's the healthcare organization that is accountable.
healthcare cybersecurity breach

PHC's East Side Medical in Des Moines, Iowa. Credit: Primary Health Care

By Jessica Davis 12:32 pm March 19, 2018
Hackers broke into four employee email accounts of the Iowa provider, allowing access to a wide range of sensitive data.
cybersecurity command center himss18

The Cybersecurity Command Center at HIMSS18 in Las Vegas hosted interactive booths and challenges as well as education sessions about current cybersecurity issues.

By Jessica Davis 01:11 pm March 16, 2018
From Google to NIH, the message was clear at the annual health IT conference: Hospitals need to make cybersecurity a budget priority and tackle security as a team.
Cybersecurity strategy critical to protecting revenue
By Jeff Lagasse 10:19 am March 16, 2018
In the age of consumerism, how you react to a breach, relay information to patients, and interact with people can mean the difference between customer retention or an expensive mass exodus.
cyber threat detection
By Jessica Davis 12:52 pm March 15, 2018
The threat management and intelligence vendor will provide the infrastructure and tools to support healthcare members in sharing and collaborating threat data through the NH-ISAC.
IoT security in healthcare
By Bill Siwicki 07:07 am March 15, 2018
Experts are anticipating the wrath of cybercriminals targeting the hundreds of thousands of IoT devices already deployed in 2018 and beyond.

BJC's Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Photo Credit: BJC

By Jessica Davis 03:09 pm March 14, 2018
An internal scan by the St. Louis-based health system found a misconfigured server could be easily accessed without authentication.
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By Verizon 09:18 am March 14, 2018
In healthcare, there’s likely been no more critical investment in technology they’ve had to make than in mobile engagement and the infrastructure required to support it.
St. Peter’s hospital new york breach

St. Joseph's Hospital in Albany, New York. Credit: Google Maps

By Jessica Davis 03:26 pm March 12, 2018
St. Peter’s Surgery and Endoscopy Center was hit with the second-largest healthcare breach of 2018.
Cybersecurity priority for business

HIMSS18 hosted a Cybersecurity Command Center in Las Vegas. 

By Beth Jones Sanborn 11:46 am March 12, 2018
Providers must move cybersecurity out of IT and into the boardroom, according to Symantec Distinguished Healthcare Architect, and treat it as a system-wide business concern.

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