Privacy & Security

By Bill Siwicki 10:12 am May 02, 2017
Organizations need to engage legal help to assist their CEOs to make smart decisions and improve breach responses, the research firm states.
Jane Harper Privacy and Security
By Bill Siwicki 09:44 am May 02, 2017
Only healthcare organizations that can identify, quantify and operationalize risk will be successful.
Trump policy HIPAA fines
By Mike Miliard 04:28 pm April 28, 2017
Pamela Hepp predicts that Congress will not ultimately repeal the ACA. But even as Republicans look to shrink government, they are historically strong on enforcement -- and HIPAA will not be an exception.
Greenway Health hit by ransomware attack

Greenway Health headquarters in Carrollton, Georgia. (Wikimedia Commons)

By Jessica Davis 10:23 am April 28, 2017
Internet-hosted users of the company’s Intergy EHR platform may experience limited activity as a result of the cyberattack, officials said.
CIOs have no clue how many cloud apps their employees use
By Tom Sullivan 11:52 am April 27, 2017
Chief information officers typically underestimate the number of apps in use by about 900 or so, creating opportunities for lurking hackers.
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.

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