Privacy & Security

employees greatest cybersecurity risk
By Bill Siwicki 02:43 pm April 18, 2017
Nearly 80 percent of executives said employee security awareness is their greatest concern. And that’s despite 85 percent indicating they have existing security awareness programs, a new Level 3/HIMSS Analytics study finds.
By Bill Siwicki 02:02 pm April 18, 2017
Cybersecurity has become an enterprise-level risk in healthcare and should be managed like one, CynergisTek says.
ClearDATA cloud services gets $12 million
By Bernie Monegain 12:34 pm April 18, 2017
The company will use the money to advance its security, regulatory and compliance functionality for healthcare customers.
phishing as a service
By Jessica Davis 05:55 am April 18, 2017
Hospitals can hire white hat hackers to conduct anti-phishing campaigns but the dark web boasts eerily similar offerings to cybercriminals, too. Infosec pros share tips for using one and avoiding the other. 
Cerber Locky ransomware
By Jessica Davis 01:45 pm April 17, 2017
Ransomware continues to be the most heavily used malware by hackers, with more invasive methods on the horizon, a new report from Malwarebytes revealed.
health data breaches Protenus
By Bill Siwicki 11:53 am April 17, 2017
There were 39 breach incidents in March, affecting 1,519,521 patient records, Protenus says in a new report.
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.

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