Privacy & Security

hospital infusion pumps and cybersecurity
By Dan Costantino 09:41 am May 16, 2018
Penn Medicine’s Dan Costantino recommends hospitals to get ahead of the issue, understand scope, and implement layers of cybersecurity to start.
code of cyberattack of server firewall
By Lee Kim 09:36 am May 07, 2018
Even with fortified defenses, attackers only need an opening while the defender must be constantly on-guard; just one mistake opens the point of entry.
cybersecurity threats
By Dan Costantino 09:08 am February 19, 2018
After all the cybersecurity threats and events in the last 12 months, infosec teams should focus on these priorities as the craft strategies into the future.
healthcare innovative partnerships

Innovative and even surprising partnerships like that of CVS and Aetna in 2017,  will generate new requirements and adjustments that will further change the healthcare landscape in 2018.

By Mike Restuccia 10:13 am January 19, 2018
Chief information officer Mike Restuccia revisits past predictions and builds on recent developments on what's ahead for the new year. 

A demonstration of the Spectre attack on a vulnerable machine (a Linux virtual machine running on a Windows 7 platform) took a few seconds to execute.

By Lee Kim 11:18 am January 05, 2018
Affected systems include Windows, Linux, Android, Chrome, iOS and MacOS but the good news is there is a public exploit code to test your system for vulnerabilities.
2017 Cybersecurity Developments
By Lee Kim 11:38 am December 29, 2017
The healthcare sector is improving its cybersecurity practices but as a whole, much more needs to be done.
Security of digital health records
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By ClearDATA 12:16 pm November 30, 2017
Patients are now choosing healthcare providers who focus on protecting their information.
anti-phishing efforts in healthcare
By Barry Herrin 10:52 am October 12, 2017
Since before 2013, hospitals and other healthcare facilities knew that falls were a serious problem, and massive resources were marshalled to reduce or prevent patient falls.
HITRUST certification
By Gregory Stein and Ben Osbrach 05:04 am September 15, 2017
In today's environment, where cybersecurity threats are becoming more and more pervasive, even small healthcare organizations understand that purporting to have comprehensive data privacy and security policies and procedures in place isn't enough. Business partners want more. Regulators demand more.
prepare for cyberattacks during a public health crisis
By Nitin Natarajan 10:59 am August 22, 2017
Whether because of a nefarious manmade or natural disaster, hospital IT shops often find themselves strapped during a crisis. The government and private sector have already developed considerable resources to help. Here’s a look at those.

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