Privacy & Security

By Mike Miliard 02:40 pm May 08, 2017
While meeting demands set by cybercriminals may solve the problem short-term, the FBI director tells hospitals it will come back to haunt them.
malware campaign REDLEAVES
By Jessica Davis 01:47 pm May 08, 2017
Variants masked as legitimate, existing monitoring tools can gain full network and data access of the victim.
phishing threats in healthcare
By Bill Siwicki 02:52 pm May 05, 2017
THA’s cybersecurity awareness program hopes to better prepare hospitals to fend off hackers focused on healthcare.
TheDarkOverlord

TheDarkOverlord has a history of using Twitter to shame breached organizations. Photo via @Twitter

By Jessica Davis 02:33 pm May 05, 2017
The hacker had warned Aesthetic Dentistry and OC Gastrocare in 2016 to pay to keep the records private, but the extortion attempt failed.
iphone mobile breach
By Bill Siwicki 01:09 pm May 04, 2017
And physicians, nurses, executives and other healthcare staff are all carrying devices that are easily lost or stolen.
By Jessica Davis 04:28 pm May 03, 2017
Cybercriminals can find databases left exposed on outdated or free platforms as easily as searching on the word ‘patient,’ according to DataBreaches.net.
IoT pilots in healthcare
By Tom Sullivan 12:56 pm May 03, 2017
While 40 percent are running projects, IDC says 73 percent of executives are prepared to start Internet of Things work this year.
people are cybersecurity weakness
By Bill Siwicki 12:17 pm May 03, 2017
Governance, training and, yes, monitoring can go a long way to reducing a system’s risk, expert says.
Blockchain and healthcare privacy laws

Attorney Sharon Klein at the law firm Pepper Hamilton, along with Joe Guagliardo, who chairs the Blockchain Technology Group at the firm, have been looking at blockchain's implications for healthcare for more than a year.

By Mike Miliard 10:31 am May 03, 2017
Leaders are intrigued by the digital ledger technology's potential, but intrigue alone won’t get it past regulations.
HIMSS Privacy and Security Forum

Jane Harper, director of privacy and security risk management at Henry Ford Health System, and FBI assistant special agent Malcolm Palmore are featured speakers at the Privacy & Security Form in San Francisco.

By Tom Sullivan 11:23 am May 02, 2017
The two-day conference in San Francisco during May will also include best practices and proven approaches as well as projections about the future of cybersecurity.

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