Privacy & Security

By Tom Sullivan 02:14 pm August 16, 2017
Take our poll and we’ll report back on what other hospital IT shops are planning to do.
NIST advises simpler passwords
By Tom Sullivan 01:52 pm August 16, 2017
They’re difficult to memorize so employees skirt hospital IT rules when conjuring them up anyway, group says.
real-world blockchain metrics
By Mike Miliard 11:04 am August 16, 2017
Cybersecurity experts want to open the hood and and test the digital ledger technology for identity and access management.
AI-based cybersecurity tools
By Bill Siwicki 10:04 am August 16, 2017
These tools have evolved in maturity, and there are ways to conduct due diligence to get past the hype.
hackers breach cloud vendor
By Jessica Davis 02:30 pm August 15, 2017
Cloud hosting and server management provider notified Alabama’s Surgical Dermatology Group that a hacker had access to its server from March 23 until about May 1.

A warning banner reduces the frequency of harmful attacks according to a new study.

By Bill Siwicki 10:14 am August 15, 2017
They seem so basic, but a team of criminology researchers has found they can actually be effective -- but only against certain types of attacks.
By Bill Siwicki 02:20 pm August 14, 2017
Riverside HealthCare achieved a 99 percent compliance rate with phishing campaigns after it educated (and perhaps scared) its staff into being cautious.
ransomware attack california
By Jessica Davis 11:48 am August 14, 2017
Pacific Alliance Medical Center’s servers were hit by a ransomware attack in June, and officials said the investigation couldn’t rule out whether 266,123 patient records were accessed.
Nationwide breach
By Jessica Davis 02:32 pm August 11, 2017
The insurance company settled with 33 states for failing to patch a vulnerability that allowed a hacker to gain access to its system.
National e-prescribing bill

President Trump declares the opioid epidemic a national emergency Thursday during a press conference in Bedminster, New Jersey.

By Mike Miliard 01:42 pm August 11, 2017
The Every Prescription Conveyed Securely Act, filed in the U.S. House of Representatives, would mandate e-prescribing for controlled substances under Medicare Part D.

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