Privacy & Security

SamSam ransomware hackers targeting healthcare

Using two-factor authentication and restriction access behind firewalls can help keep the network safe against the brute force SamSam attacks plaguing the healthcare sector.

By Jessica Davis 12:27 pm April 11, 2018
The hackers behind the attack on Allscripts have hit 10 organizations in the last few months, levering open RDP connections to proliferate inside a network.
Verizon ransomware report

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By Jessica Davis 04:48 pm April 10, 2018
Healthcare is the only industry where inside threats outnumber outside threat actors, according to Verizon’s most recent breach report.
Mercy EHR cloud

Mercy Hospital in Sullivan, Missouri. Credit: Facebook

By Bill Siwicki 12:48 pm April 10, 2018
The health system is building out the portfolio of mission-critical apps and services it can manage for hospitals moving those into the cloud.
New Jersey Virtua Medical HIPAA breach

Virtua Memorial Hospital in Mount Holly, New Jersey. Credit: Google Maps

By Jessica Davis 02:28 pm April 09, 2018
The penalty highlights the need for healthcare providers to thoroughly vet third-party vendors to ensure security best practices.
medical device safety and security

IoT and medical device security is complicated.

By Beth Jones Sanborn 07:00 am April 06, 2018
CIOs are acutely aware of the security complications medical devices and telehealth bring.
Blockchain in healthcare
By Tom Sullivan 07:02 am April 05, 2018
Doctors and clinicians should stake a voice in the blockchain discourse now because there are consequences for not doing so.
CareFirst breach Maryland

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield offices in Washington, D.C. Credit: Google Maps

By Jessica Davis 01:56 pm April 02, 2018
The Maryland insurer is already involved in a lawsuit stemming from a 2014 breach of about 1.1 million members.
Blockchain in healthcare
By Susan Morse 10:28 am April 02, 2018
The alliance is one of the first, if not the first, national blockchain alliances for healthcare, says Optum engineer.
NIST framework
By Mike Miliard 09:49 am March 30, 2018
Inside access control of employees a must says health law attorney Barry Herrin.
HHS warns of cyberattacks

The Office of Civil Rights in Washington, D.C. Credit: Google Maps

By Jessica Davis 02:48 pm March 28, 2018
In the wake of an onslaught of cyberattacks, the agency is reminding providers that HIPAA requires organizations to have a plan to keep patient data protected.

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