Privacy & Security

medical device security
By Jessica Davis 02:50 pm October 20, 2017
As the number of connected devices is projected to grow to 20 to 50 billion by 2020, the FBI says the threat of DDoS attacks launched by leveraging flaws in IoT devices is not going away anytime soon.
Nuance NotPetya Attack
By Jessica Davis 09:39 am October 20, 2017
Energy and Commerce Chairman Rep. Greg Walden is hoping Nuance’s experience falling victim to the global cyberattack in June can provide valuable insights for other organizations.
TheDarkOverLord extorting healthcare provider
By Jessica Davis 03:07 pm October 19, 2017
The notorious hacker is targeting Austin Manual Therapy Associates in its latest extortion attempt, claiming it holds the PHI of patients -- including insurance authorization data.
cybersecurity risks in medical devices
By Bill Siwicki 02:59 pm October 19, 2017
Healthcare and other organizations have too many end-points to worry about, and a lack of internal collaboration isn’t helping, a BlackBerry survey finds.
healthcare security breaches
By Jessica Davis 12:50 pm October 19, 2017
Nearly 500,000 patient records were reported breached in September, according to the latest Protenus Breach Barometer.
risky Wi-Fi connections
By Jessica Davis 03:31 pm October 16, 2017
A Belgian researcher discovered a flaw in the protocol that could allow a hacker to hijack connections, launch man-in-the-middle attacks, view communications and decrypt traffic on all Wi-Fi-enabled devices.
healthcare data breach
By Jessica Davis 02:02 pm October 12, 2017
Patient Home Monitoring failed to lock down public access to its online server, exposing personal data of 150,000 patients.
Accenture data breach

Photo via Michael Gray, Flickr.

By Jessica Davis 03:35 pm October 10, 2017
Hundreds of gigabytes of sensitive client and company data were exposed when the tech and cloud giant accidentally left four of its AWS S3 buckets open to the public.
Cerner EHR rollout

Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, Washington. Photo via Wikimedia

By Jessica Davis 09:21 am October 09, 2017
The lessons learned at the final MHS Genesis EHR pilot can prove valuable as the VA moves closer to securing its own Cerner contract.
DNS records
By Bill Siwicki 02:44 pm October 06, 2017
With more attacks coming, and the domain name system being at the center of it all, hospitals should be careful about handling web and email domains, FarSight Security says.

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