Privacy & Security

CMS policy on texting patient information
By Dave Muoio 03:46 pm January 02, 2018
The policy outlined now mirrors the current position of the Joint Commission, which underwent its own series of flip-flops on the subject in 2016.

Longs Peak Family Practice in Longmont, Colorado. Credit: Google Maps

By Jessica Davis 11:28 am December 28, 2017
While Longs Peak Family Practice was investigating a Nov. 5 ransomware attack, its infosec team discovered another hack into its system on Nov. 10.

Hidden Cobra virus from North Korea is one of the threats in this month's HIMSS Healthcare and Cross-Sector Cybersecurity report. Credit: Twitter

By Tom Sullivan 10:39 am December 28, 2017
The North Korean government’s malicious activity also made it into this month’s cybersecurity report from HIMSS.
cybersecurity management
By Bill Siwicki 09:35 am December 27, 2017
Cybersecurity has become an extremely complex field and chief information security officers need a specific body of knowledge – and a smart staff to handle the rest.
Investing in cybersecurity tech and staff
By Bernie Monegain 03:04 pm December 26, 2017
Center for Connected Medicine survey finds 92 percent plan to increase spending to keep IT systems safe; report also tracked potential buyers' plans in 2018 for predictive analytics, artificial intelligence and more.
By Mike Miliard 12:52 pm December 26, 2017
The state has been unable to determine whether breached information was seen by a third party, but officials said names, dates of birth and Social Security numbers may have been compromised.
Network cybersecurity
By Bill Siwicki 10:32 am December 26, 2017
Every user has access to applications and resources to do their job and segmentation keeps threats contained.
combat malware
By Bill Siwicki 10:06 am December 26, 2017
Consider behavioral-based privilege, user monitoring and remember not all anti-virus software is protection enough.
Hackers hijack MEDHOST
By Jessica Davis 04:26 pm December 20, 2017
All of the company’s public-facing URLs redirected users to another site that threatened to release patient data if MEDHOST didn’t pay an extortion fee.
KLAS report
By Mike Miliard 03:03 pm December 20, 2017
Symantec and Digital Guardian are among the most deployed, offering one-stop-shopping across multiple areas; Proofpoint boasts strong functionality, optimization.

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