Privacy & Security

cybersecurity spending
By Bill Siwicki 04:36 pm January 26, 2018
If security strategies don't stay dynamic, the rate of breaches will continue to increase, a new study finds.
genomic security

Thomas Kubisiak, MD, is a researcher at the Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience Institute at the University of Michigan.

By Bill Siwicki 10:18 am January 24, 2018
A researcher at University of Michigan explains how his labs and provider organizations keep massive amounts of patient genomic data secure.
health data breaches
By Jessica Davis 09:42 am January 24, 2018
A team from Texas State University is developing a technique to identify flaws and outline the potential for a breach, which it will demonstrate at HIMSS18.
ransomware attacks

Once the hackers get a window into the server, the virus can spread throughout a network.

By Jessica Davis 02:55 pm January 23, 2018
The latest onslaught of ransomware attacks target RDP and JBoss servers using brute force attack methods to gain access to a system.
ransomware attack allscripts
By Jessica Davis 04:42 pm January 22, 2018
Customers are saying that e-prescribing and hosted services are still down.

For the first time, HIMSS18's showroom floor will feature new 20-minute "Lightning Sessions" about pressing HIT issues.

By Laura Lovett 12:58 pm January 22, 2018
The high-energy 20-minute sessions on the show floor will also address FHIR, patient matching, population health and other pressing issues health IT issues.
Spectre and Meltdown
By Bill Siwicki 08:37 am January 22, 2018
Medical devices running operating systems like Windows, Linux, etc. on processors that could be vulnerable to Meltdown and Spectre.
CareFirst Supreme Court breach case
By Jessica Davis 02:39 pm January 19, 2018
The Maryland insurance giant is asking the Supreme Court to review the August decision because without the review, attorneys argue the company will be hit with a flood of data breach suits.
cybersecurity funding
By Bill Siwicki 02:19 pm January 19, 2018
A lack of priority funding and stagnant staffing hinders cybersecurity, new Forrester Research study concludes.
phishing hack

Onco360 Pharmacy's storefront in Buffalo, New York. Credit: Google Maps

By Jessica Davis 12:14 pm January 19, 2018
Three employee email accounts were hacked in November, exposing PHI, including financial data for some.

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