Privacy & Security

St. Jude Medical faulty defibrillators
By Jessica Davis 01:11 pm April 14, 2017
The agency says St. Jude Medical continued to ship faulty defibrillators despite issues with rapid battery depletion.
FBI Security cyber attacks

Malcolm Palmore, FBI assistant special agent in the cyber division in San Francisco will deliver a keynote address on cybersecurity at the Privacy & Security Forum in May.

By Bill Siwicki 10:17 am April 14, 2017
Cyber division agent says healthcare organizations should make use of the FBI to better prepare them to ward off cyberattacks.
HIPAA Security Rule
By Jessica Davis 03:23 pm April 13, 2017
Metro Community Provider Network failed to create a security management plan to protect patient data, an HHS investigation found.
Blockchain in healthcare
By Mike Miliard 02:23 pm April 13, 2017
If the technology is going to fix healthcare’s interoperability and security problems, policymakers, IT pros and executives need fresh perspectives.
 Erie County Medical Center hacked

Erie County Medical Center reached out to state police cybersecurity investigators shortly after the breach was discovered, and the FBI has joined the ongoing investigation.

By Jessica Davis 12:59 pm April 13, 2017
While officials declined to say whether the attack was ransomware, the hack returned the Buffalo-based provider to pencil and paper.
how blockchain works
By Mike Miliard 12:25 pm April 13, 2017
To say the technology is advanced is an understatement, but hospitals should understand the reasons that it’s getting so much attention.
Blockchain in healthcare
By Mike Miliard 10:23 am April 13, 2017
Deeply entrenched business models, implementation costs, regulations and technical challenges all stand between healthcare organizations and secure, interoperable health data.
cybercriminals malware OLE packages
By Bill Siwicki 09:27 am April 13, 2017
Cybercriminals increasingly are using object linking and embedding packages though healthcare executives have options to fight them.
By Bernie Monegain 02:49 pm April 11, 2017
IBM breaks down the much-hyped technology for healthcare and other industry executives looking to better grasp what the tech can do.
Philadelphia ransomware targeted spear-phishing campaign

This ransomware file contains icons resembling patient information, which all point to the malicious script and if any of the icons are double-clicked, the JavaScript is triggered to download on the user’s network.

By Jessica Davis 02:09 pm April 10, 2017
Philadelphia ransomware is part of a highly targeted spear-phishing campaign that may signify more ransomware-as-service campaigns are on the horizon.

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