Privacy & Security

By Jessica Davis 11:24 am April 27, 2017
The OCR director stressed the importance of interoperability and protecting patient data during his Thursday morning session at Health Datapalooza.
Ransomware accounted for 72% of healthcare malware attacks in 2016
By Jessica Davis 08:54 am April 27, 2017
Two new reports from Symantec and Verizon say hackers are using ransomware and phishing attacks to target the industry.
women in cybersecurity workforce
By Bernie Monegain 10:22 am April 25, 2017
"The stagnation of women’s participation in the workforce is noteworthy because the workforce gap continues to grow," according to the 2017 Global Information Security Workforce Study.
Lifespan breach from stolen laptop
By Mike Miliard 03:19 pm April 24, 2017
The MacBook, which was not encrypted or password-protected, contained emails with names, medical record numbers, partial address information, medications and more.
CardioNet slammed with $2.5 million fine for failed risk management and analysis
By Jessica Davis 02:50 pm April 24, 2017
Although only the breach only affected 1,391 patients, the size of the fine reflects the organization’s failure to implement HIPAA Security Rule policies and procedures.
Erie County Medical Center cyberattack

ECMC said the investigation found no patient records have been compromised.

By Jessica Davis 02:46 pm April 24, 2017
The Buffalo-based hospital said no patient records have been compromised but is still working to restore regular functions and continues to operate without interruption.
healthcare orgs fight cyberthreats
By Jessica Davis 02:02 pm April 24, 2017
National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center will educate healthcare organizations and patients about risks associated with mobile data and apps.

NSA summer program aims to draw future cybersecurity professionals into STEM careers.

By Bernie Monegain 03:44 pm April 23, 2017
Free to students and teachers K-12, the program hopes to improve teaching methods for computer science curricula.
Locky ransomware cybersecurity
By Bill Siwicki 03:16 pm April 21, 2017
Locky re-emerged on Friday with a new delivery method, presenting more potential cybersecurity troubles for healthcare orgs.
EMRAM criteria for 2018
By Tom Sullivan 03:08 pm April 21, 2017
Global vice president John Daniels said the new requirements for its Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model are truly aspirational and provide a glimpse at the future with non-scored options as well.

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