Privacy & Security

cybersecurity best practices
By Bill Siwicki 11:49 am July 27, 2017
Applying tactics commonly used to secure laptops and servers is not enough for Internet of Things devices and apps.
ransomware attack payments
By Jessica Davis 09:55 am July 27, 2017
Locky and Cerber attacks yielded about $7 million each as victims paid to regain access to their data.
cybersecurity on a budget
By Jessica Davis 03:52 pm July 26, 2017
The ongoing staffing shortage and budget constraints are making it difficult to protect health information, but it’s possible to piece together an effective security strategy by aligning the necessary pieces.
cybersecurity coordinator Michael Daniel
By Bill Siwicki 03:38 pm July 26, 2017
Michael Daniel developed cybersecurity policy and strategy for the United States and helped the U.S. partner with the private sector, nongovernmental organizations and other nations.
healthcare breach

Women’s Health Care Group of Pennsylvania breach was vulnerable since January.

By Jessica Davis 02:14 pm July 26, 2017
The breach on Women’s Health Care Group of Pennsylvania was discovered in May, but hackers had unauthorized access to the system as early as January.
cybersecurity risks
By Bill Siwicki 01:17 pm July 26, 2017
Investment in and high-level attention to cybersecurity are on the decline at a time when nastier cyber-attacks are on the rise, a new KPMG survey finds.
HITRUST launches community outreach program
By Mike Miliard 12:32 pm July 26, 2017
Town halls at Tufts Medical Center, Texas Children's Hospital, Centura Health and more are meant to give healthcare professionals a chance to compare notes and share strategies for better security.
HHS breach reporting website

Screensnap of HSS' breach reporting website tool.

By Jessica Davis 11:29 am July 26, 2017
Office for Civil Rights says the site is now easier to navigate and only contains the last two years of healthcare organization and business associate breaches.
Petya NotPetya and security malware protection
By Bill Siwicki 09:33 am July 25, 2017
The latest ‘ransomworm’ attack is not over and, in fact, is already causing permanent damage.
Nuance Petya attack
By Jessica Davis 02:47 pm July 21, 2017
The transcription service provider is struggling to regain full function of some of its services, primarily its eScription platform, but the company expects full function of the service within two weeks.

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