Privacy & Security

HHS breach

Credit: Fresenius Medical Care North America

By Jessica Davis 02:53 pm February 01, 2018
The first enforcement settlement of the year follows an OCR investigation of Fresenius Medical that began in 2013.
security vulnerabilities
By Tom Sullivan 11:33 am February 01, 2018
Don’t forget about the GDPR, as in the General Data Protection Regulation coming soon in Europe, warns the new HIMSS Healthcare and Cross-sector Cybersecurity report.
ransomware attacks in healthcare
By Jessica Davis 11:03 am February 01, 2018
The week-long Allscripts outage is proving once again that healthcare can't afford to get lax on security.
Blockchain in healthcare
By Jack McCarthy 12:03 pm January 31, 2018
Our look at the events to expect around one of the most exciting technological developments right now.
KLAS report
By Jessica Davis 02:20 pm January 30, 2018
This is the healthcare cyber risk management company’s first year in the top spot of the coveted KLAS rankings.
breach reporting

The Iowa Senate Chamber. Credit: Iowa.gov

By Jessica Davis 03:05 pm January 29, 2018
The proposed bill is just the latest from state governments pushing for tighter breach reporting requirements in the wake of major breaches like Equifax, Target and Verizon.
cybersecurity spending
By Bill Siwicki 04:36 pm January 26, 2018
If security strategies don't stay dynamic, the rate of breaches will continue to increase, a new study finds.
genomic security

Thomas Kubisiak, MD, is a researcher at the Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience Institute at the University of Michigan.

By Bill Siwicki 10:18 am January 24, 2018
A researcher at University of Michigan explains how his labs and provider organizations keep massive amounts of patient genomic data secure.
health data breaches
By Jessica Davis 09:42 am January 24, 2018
A team from Texas State University is developing a technique to identify flaws and outline the potential for a breach, which it will demonstrate at HIMSS18.
ransomware attacks

Once the hackers get a window into the server, the virus can spread throughout a network.

By Jessica Davis 02:55 pm January 23, 2018
The latest onslaught of ransomware attacks target RDP and JBoss servers using brute force attack methods to gain access to a system.

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