Privacy & Security

1 million patient records leaked
By Jessica Davis 04:02 pm April 07, 2017
A failed contract to build a customer database for HealthNow Networks, left personal health information exposed online for months, according to an investigation by ZDNet and DataBreaches.net.
HIPAA AHIMA updates

The rise of electronic data exchange and connected health over the past two decades have led many to call for the law to be rethought.

By Mike Miliard 02:14 pm April 07, 2017
The law was enacted when the internet was in its infancy and healthcare was still paper-based.
NIST cybersecurity

The MAIN STREET Cybersecurity Act, introduced by Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, left, and supported by Sen. John Thune, R-South Dakota, was passed to protect digital assets that could greatly benefit small and medium healthcare providers.

By Jessica Davis 01:36 pm April 07, 2017
If passed, the law would help small- and medium-sized healthcare providers that often have constrained security budgets.
Hackers target hospitals bitcoin anonymous
By Tom Sullivan 03:16 pm April 06, 2017
With Bitcoin allowing attackers to stay anonymous, and a bulls-eye painted over the industry, time to get prepared is running out, group says.
Ransomware ABCD hackers
By Jessica Davis 04:36 pm April 05, 2017
ABCD Children’s Pediatrics also discovered other evidence of hackers on the network, which included suspicious user accounts.
Montefiore Medical Center data breach

New York providers Montefiore Medical Center and the University of Rochester Medical Center and Affiliates were breached four times each.

By Jessica Davis 11:51 am April 05, 2017
More than a third of the 1,798 breaches discovered in 2016 affected either large hospitals or academic medical centers, a JAMA report found.
Incentives will drive healthcare industry to share cyberthreat info

Denise Anderson, president of the National Health Information Sharing and Analysis Center, asked Tuesday that Congress create permanent cybersecurity liaisons.

By Jessica Davis 08:08 am April 05, 2017
As threats continue to plague the healthcare industry, Congress needs to financially support industries willing to share threat data, group says.
By Bill Siwicki 12:09 pm April 04, 2017
Deploy detection tool, use threat intelligence services and train your employees now to stay ahead, Beazley report says.
Russian hackers attack IAAF athletes medical data

The hacked files were stored on the IAAF server and contained information on whether athletes were allowed to use prescriptions.

By Jessica Davis 11:08 am April 03, 2017
The hacker group APT 28 - responsible for leaking data on Olympic athletes in 2016 - stole confidential medical data of athletes that appear to have been removed from IAAF’s server.
By Jessica Davis 11:37 am March 31, 2017
Washington University School of Medicine employee responded to a phishing attempt masked as a legitimate request in December, but medical school officials didn’t learn of the incident for seven weeks.

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