Privacy & Security

Mitchell Parker at HIMSS17

Mitch Parker, executive director of Information Security and Compliance for Indiana University Health, speaking about cybersecurity in Orlando.

By Jessica Davis 04:36 pm February 19, 2017
At the Cybersecurity Forum, Mitch Parker encourages communications and planning that involve the entire enterprise.

Kevin Johnson, a security consultant, and Daniel Nigrin, MD, chief information officer at Boston Children's Hospital, speaking at the AMDIS/HIMSS Physicians' Executive IT Symposium in Orlando.

By Mike Miliard 04:26 pm February 19, 2017
Many health organizations still do not appreciate the risks they are facing from determined hackers.
Kevin Mitnick at HIMSS17

Kevin Mitnick, former black-hat hacker, now works as a white-hat security consultant. He spoke at the CIO Forum in Orlando about the need key for healthcare organizations to shore up their defenses by developing social engineering resistance training programs and performing penetration tests.

By Mike Miliard 12:56 pm February 19, 2017
At the CHIME-HIMSS CIO Forum, the infamous former black-hat showed how social engineering puts systems at risk -- and how to build a human firewall to protect against it.
Cisco healthcare roadmap HIMSS17
By Ephraim Schwartz 07:15 am February 19, 2017
The new tools include connectivity, security, protection against ransomware and other technologies that the company has tuned specifically for healthcare.  

Steve Lee, director of New Jersey's Division of Consumer Affairs

By Mike Miliard 01:19 pm February 17, 2017
The settlement comes three years after two laptops were stolen from Horizon BCBSNJ's Newark headquarters. According to New Jersey officials, health data was left vulnerable as it was password-protected but not encrypted, as required by HIPAA and HITECH.
Memorial Health System HIPAA
By Bernie Monegain 09:56 am February 17, 2017
The Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights said more than 115,000 people had their PHI accessed and disclosed.
Hack healthcare Fortinet

Fortinet security strategist Derek Manky said that IoT-based attacks are the most interesting they encounter right now. 

By Bill Siwicki 12:00 pm February 16, 2017
The security vendor’s research also found that Internet of Things and medical devices are at the center of the storm.
ONC code-a-thon blockchain

Perianne Boring, founder and president of the Chamber of Digital Commerce, sees long-term potential applications of blockchain across healthcare.

By Mike Miliard 11:32 am February 15, 2017
Hosted in Washington by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT and the Chamber of Digital Commerce, the event aims to find ways to deploy the emerging technology in healthcare to solve issues such as identity management, data aggregation and more.
CISO infosec Stephen Cobb

Stephen Cobb said skilled CISOs can be hard to come but today's crop are getting better at their job. 

By Bernie Monegain 07:38 am February 15, 2017
Infosec expert Stephen Cobb says chief information officers score high in conscientiousness and openness and low in neuroticism. And while the pipeline of upcoming CISOs is thin right now, today’s leaders are getting better at their job. 
Evolve IP Nimble Storage

Evolve IP healthcare program manager David McCrystal

By Bill Siwicki 07:04 am February 15, 2017
The partnership is designed to give healthcare organizations the ability to deploy on-premises flash arrays supported by cloud infrastructure for hybrid cloud, backup and disaster recovery systems.

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