Privacy & Security

By Mac McMillan 10:12 am January 11, 2016
The real enemies of good cybersecurity -- and its closely related cousin, patient safety -- are often intangible: apathy, ignorance and indecision. Not the many threats we face today.
By Rick Kam 12:26 pm January 07, 2016
Defenders of privacy and security found 2015 a most challenging year. With no obvious end in sight, these trends are likely to continue, but 2016 will present some new challenges across all industries, including healthcare.
By James Socas 12:08 pm December 21, 2015
The scale and intensity of healthcare related cybercrime is a critical and growing threat to the U.S. medical system. If data breaches were a virus, we'd call this a pandemic.
By John Halamka 02:07 pm December 09, 2015
2015 has been filled with denial of service attacks, hard-to-detect malware, and a skyrocketing number of personal internet connected devices at the same time that HIPAA enforcement has expanded.
Windows 10
By Vinil Menon 10:40 am December 07, 2015
Windows 10, which Microsoft is positioning as an 'Operating System as a Service' model, offers several innovative new features that will be useful to healthcare users. Here are some things to know for a successful enterprise-wide migration.
By Chris Bowen 03:29 pm November 30, 2015
It's not exactly a secret that there's a worldwide shortage of experienced cyber security professionals. At least one widely-cited report has put the figure at over a million unfulfilled positions.
By Rick Kam 09:49 am November 16, 2015
While cyber-attackers are becoming ever sophisticated at stealing information from business systems, gaining entry into those systems is relatively easy because employees, vendors and sometimes customers are not very sophisticated at keeping them secure.
By Chris Bowen 10:09 am November 13, 2015
The Ashley Madison hack should raise two immediate questions for organizations everywhere: Do they house sensitive and potentially embarrassing data? If so, is it adequately protected from both internal and external threats?
By Stuart Pologe 10:27 am November 11, 2015
For many healthcare organizations, it's a challenge to manage digital and paper materials while balancing the need for efficiency and compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.
By Nathan Wenzler 01:21 pm October 29, 2015
In 2015, it seems like barely a month goes by without another report of a data breach suffered by a healthcare organization exposing personal information about patients or employees. Here's to a better 2016.

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