Privacy & Security

honeypot hackers
By Mike Miliard 07:58 pm May 12, 2017
A security firm put spoofed medical devices online and hundreds of cyber crooks swarmed and made mischief, a speaker at the Healthcare IT News Privacy & Security Forum said.
Hackers using Macros and Windows Powershell on healthcare

FBI Special Agent MK Palmore speaking at the Privacy & Security Forum in San Francisco on Friday.

By Tom Sullivan 03:49 pm May 12, 2017
Hackers are using old tools like Macros and Windows Powershell in new ways to infiltrate hospitals and other organizations.
By Jessica Davis 12:56 pm May 12, 2017
Country’s National Health Service likely taken down Wanna Decryptor, one of the most effective ransomware variants for which there’s currently no decryptor available.

Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe, CIA Director Mike Pompeo, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, NSA Director Admiral Michael Rogers, Defense Intelligence Agency Director Lt. General Vincent Stewart and Director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Robert Cardillo testify before the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence on May 11.

By Mike Miliard 05:55 pm May 11, 2017
Regardless of how investigations into Russian security vendor Kaspersky Lab’s software turn out, trusting data to China, India, Russia or other nations that might not respect U.S. cyber laws is "crazy," says CynergisTek CEO Mac McMillan.
phishing in healthcare
By Tom Sullivan 03:55 pm May 11, 2017
Any hospital can adopt these to bolster their cybersecurity posture, according to Fernando Martinez, chief digital officer of the Texas Hospital Association.
ransomware attacks
By Bill Siwicki 02:52 pm May 11, 2017
Former NSA officer’s advice? Close ports that don’t need to be opened, make sure access points are open only to those who need the access.
George DeCesare, Kaiser Permanente Chief Technology Risk Officer

George DeCesare, Kaiser Permanente Chief Technology Risk Officer, speaks at the Privacy & Security Forum in San Francisco on May 11.

By Tom Sullivan 01:59 pm May 11, 2017
Kaiser Permanente chief technology risk officer shared predictions for 2017 and touches on the security issues likely to persist into 2018 at the Healthcare IT News Privacy & Security Forum.
EHR server hacked IVF clinic
By Jessica Davis 11:37 am May 11, 2017
Officials at New Jersey Diamond Institute for Fertility and Menopause say they don’t know when the initial breach began.
Patient matching strategy supported by Congress
By Gus Venditto 04:06 pm May 10, 2017
A directive to HHS calls for a national standard on how patients are matched with their health records.
new healthcare cloud platform
By Bernie Monegain 03:49 pm May 10, 2017
Platform designed to support EHRs, ERP systems, workforce management systems, precision medicine platforms, and picture archive and communication systems.

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