Privacy & Security

2018 Cybersecurity prediction
By Jessica Davis 10:39 am December 07, 2017
Hospital leadership can often be the biggest threat to security because funding is still a low priority.
Hackers breach Henry Ford Health
By Jessica Davis 01:14 pm December 06, 2017
The Detroit health system first discovered the breach on Oct. 3, when a cybercriminal stole the email credentials of a group of employees.
Future-proofing security
By Jessica Davis 10:18 am December 06, 2017
For starters, it’s important to routinely check for gaps in your systems, and whether the tools in place can thwart current threats.
Future-proofing security
By Jessica Davis 10:01 am December 06, 2017
Plan for sophisticated threats and evaluate IT tools on the horizon to be as ready as possible for what’s ahead.
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By Commvault 09:27 am December 05, 2017
Less than half of healthcare IT professionals are confident their organization’s overall level of cybersecurity.
Bill would jail execs who conceal data breaches
By Jessica Davis 02:19 pm December 01, 2017
The bill will require orgs to report breaches within 30-days of discovery and is intended to standardize breach notification laws.
Future-proofing population health
By Bernie Monegain 12:39 pm December 01, 2017
Hint: It’s going to require working with a lot of hospital departments outside the IT shop.

Dirty COW is a well-known vulnerability that popular exploits use to escalate privileges in Linux systems and infosec pros found a hole in patches so they dubbed that bug Huge Dirty COW. Credit: Wiki

By Tom Sullivan 12:28 pm December 01, 2017
They’re all in this month’s HIMSS cybersecurity report along with Philips, Siemens and Smiths Medical.
NHS WannaCry ransomware

The NHS Lanarkshire corporate office in the U.K. Credit: Google Maps

By Jessica Davis 03:08 pm November 30, 2017
The new $27 million project will provide the NHS Security Operations Center with enhanced monitoring capabilities, ethical hacking, vulnerability testing and malware analysis.
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By 09:35 am November 30, 2017
But more than half of respondents underestimate the risks of improperly sanitized devices.

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