Privacy & Security

healthcare cybersecurity strategy

Health systems need to establish cybersecurity as a strategic objective that is defined and managed by the C-suite and has board of directors involvement..

By Bill Siwicki 09:50 am August 24, 2017
Declaring a strategic objective, naming a CISO, maintaining a separate budget, board involvement and strict vendor scrutiny are just a few crucial points, cybersecurity experts say.
#HITSECURITY Twitter chat
By Jessica Davis 09:28 am August 24, 2017
With cyberattacks continuing to plague the healthcare sector, two cybersecurity experts will highlight some of the challenges to security and best practices in a Twitter chat Aug. 24.
cryptography to protect genomic sequencing
By Jessica Davis 01:56 pm August 23, 2017
By using cryptography to hide almost 99 percent of genetic information, researchers can ensure only patients have access to their complete genomic sequence.
By Jessica Davis 12:24 pm August 22, 2017
The state’s Human Services department migrated its legacy eligibility systems to a modernized network in 2014, but the Inspector General’s office found flaws caused by insufficient controls.
IoT security startup ZingBox

The company booth at the Black Hat 2017 conference in July. Photo via Twitter

By Bernie Monegain 12:29 pm August 21, 2017
Money will help grow its team, meet customer demand for ways to secure Internet-connected devices.
Texas women's health provider hacked

Photo via Facebook

By Jessica Davis 12:10 pm August 21, 2017
Hackers spent one month on the servers of The Institute for Women’s Health, stealing both financial and personal health data.
hospitals can beat hackers
By Tom Sullivan 11:26 am August 21, 2017
Security frameworks and threat intelligence sharing already exist that hospitals can put to work to defeat cybercriminals.
Cybersecurity report
By Jessica Davis 03:28 pm August 18, 2017
However, one insider breach took a staggering 14 years to be detected, according to the latest Protenus Breach Barometer.
patient safety and cyber security strategies
By Bill Siwicki 03:02 pm August 18, 2017
Protecting patients and their data should be as important as basic cleanliness, experts say.
By Tom Sullivan 12:14 pm August 17, 2017
The first Homeland Security Secretary explains that hospitals need to focus their finances and accept that they must invest in creating not just a culture of security but one of resiliency.

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