Privacy & Security

hospital breach
By Bill Siwicki 01:39 pm November 07, 2017
Don’t panic, but don’t delay in finding out what has been breached and deciding on a course of action.
ECRI's top 10 tech hazards for 2018
By Beth Jones Sanborn 01:08 pm November 07, 2017
The ECRI Institute has unveiled its Top 10 Health Technology Hazards for 2018, which highlights what the Institute feels are the greatest potential sources of danger involving medical devices and other health technologies for the upcoming year. 
Supreme Court breach lawsuit
By Jessica Davis 11:08 am November 03, 2017
The definition of harm as it relates to data breaches has been placed front-and-center in legal cases this year.
health and human services security
By Jessica Davis 03:54 pm November 01, 2017
The legislation would adjust the structure of HHS’ cybersecurity personnel and assign a single officer to cybersecurity who would report to the secretary.
medical device security
By Bill Siwicki 02:56 pm November 01, 2017
Unfixable equipment, absent processes, platform questions and lifecycle management are just some of the challenges that information security teams need to prioritize.
outlook malware
By Tom Sullivan 02:40 pm November 01, 2017
HIMSS new cybersecurity report highlights a host of alarming issues facing everything from WiFi devices to critical infrastructure.
OCR privacy chief steps down

Deven McGraw has left the ONC to work in the private sector. Photo via YouTube

By Beth Jones Sanborn 03:38 pm October 31, 2017
Deven McGraw had also been working as ONC's chief privacy officer, a position that ONC head Donald Rucker has said will not be filled.
Ransomware attack calls unlikely hero to action: Your neighborhood HIE
By Bill Siwicki 03:41 pm October 30, 2017
Erie County Medical Center saga shows why working with your local health information exchange on disaster recovery and business continuity plans can keep you operational, even when your data is encrypted by hackers. 
Petya cyberattack cost Merck $135 million

Merck's USA headquarters in Kenilworth, New Jersey.

By Jessica Davis 02:00 pm October 27, 2017
Third-quarter revenue for the global pharma giant was drastically reduced in part by the temporary production shutdown, higher demand than planned and lost sales in certain markets due to the virus.
IBM watson blockchain
By Mike Miliard 01:39 pm October 27, 2017
While the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has been pursuing trials to explore new ways to manage data, Big Blue is focused on blockchain's security protections.

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