Privacy & Security

Ransomware and electronic records access

George Brostoff, co-founder and CEO of SensibleVision and Mike Fumai, COO at AppGuard both agree there are varied threats - both internal and external - facing healthcare provider organizations today.

By Bill Siwicki 10:20 am September 13, 2017
Implement system back-ups and conduct realistic exercises in order to stay prepared, experts say.
hackable flaws found in Smiths Medical Medfusion 4000 devices

Smiths Medical Medfusion 4000 wireless syringe infusion pump delivers small doses of medicine in healthcare facilities, both globally and in the U.S. Photo via Smiths Medical

By Jessica Davis 03:09 pm September 12, 2017
Vulnerabilities were found in three versions of its wireless syringe infusion pumps and will issue a resolution in January 2018 with the release of a new model.
strengthen cybersecurity at hospitals

“Only together will we make the healthcare sector more resilient,” Christopher Wlaschin said at the HIMSS Security Forum in Boston on Tuesday.

By Tom Sullivan 02:53 pm September 12, 2017
These are the steps infosec pros should be taking today.
legacy medical device security

From left: Mike Miliard, Christopher Thomas, Ryan Witt, Heather Roszkowski and James Bruce during a panel discussion at HIMSS Security Forum in Boston on Tuesday.

By Jonah Comstock 01:50 pm September 12, 2017
Older devices are often most at-risk because some were not originally designed to be connected devices.
3 troubling security trends
By Tom Sullivan 11:57 am September 12, 2017
Michael Daniel, who now leads the Cyber Threat Alliance, said that cyberspace operates under different rules that demand new security model.
Healthcare security forum

“...with a cyberattack , who’s defending you? It’s up to you. The good news is the good guys are getting better. But the bad guys are getting worse -- and faster," said Stuart Madnick at the Healthcare Security Forum in Boston on Monday.

By Jessica Davis 11:01 am September 12, 2017
Cybercriminals are capable of shutting down governments and electrical grids, highlighting what’s to come for the healthcare industry, according to MIT professor.
slow breach detection handcuffs security

From left: Stephen Boyer, Anahi Santiago, Shirley Golen Chris Logan and Dan Costantino participating in a panel discussion at HIMSS Healthcare Security Forum in Boston on Monday.

By Jessica Davis 04:15 pm September 11, 2017
It’s still taking many healthcare organizations far too long to discover a breach -- much longer than in other sectors.
Equifax hack

MIT professor Stuart Madnick speaking at HIMSS Healthcare Security Forum in Boston on Monday.

By Tom Sullivan 04:03 pm September 11, 2017
Every hospital needs a plan for such events, experts at the Healthcare Security Forum say, but that’s just a start.
By Bill Siwicki 01:45 pm September 11, 2017
Medical records are valued at 20 to 50 times more than financial identities on the black market.
healthcare cybersecurity risk

“You can’t eliminate risk — manage the risk before it manages you,” Tom Ridge said at the Healthcare Security Forum in Boston on Monday.

By Tom Sullivan 12:28 pm September 11, 2017
On the 16th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the former Homeland Security Secretary says the world is more perilous today than it was in 2001.

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