Privacy & Security

cybersecurity risks and myths
By Jessica Davis 09:13 am September 26, 2017
As common half-truths and misperceptions plague information security, we separate truth from fiction and outline steps to take in order to make your healthcare institution safer.
ransomware attacks
By Jessica Davis 09:06 am September 26, 2017
Breach reporting isn’t optional, and organizations risk making things worse by failing to be transparent.
disconnecting networks and devices
By Jessica Davis 09:06 am September 26, 2017
In fact, experts say the idea that healthcare orgs can set up a disconnected infrastructure is a farce.
Machine learning software
By Jessica Davis 09:06 am September 26, 2017
Organizations should understand the technology and its function with other security controls before using it as its primary security tech.
password hacking
By Jessica Davis 06:05 am September 26, 2017
Holes are starting to show in existing password frameworks, especially as cybercriminals use new tools to crack user credentials.

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By Jessica Davis 02:42 pm September 25, 2017
While the notorious hacker has left the sector alone for a number of months, his recent extortion attempt suggests the cybercriminal stole the personal data of 16,428 SMART Physical Therapy patients.
Equifax hack
By Jessica Davis 02:43 pm September 22, 2017
Serious missteps in how Equifax is handling its breach should inform healthcare organizations on what not to do it if happens to them.
By Bill Siwicki 09:56 am September 22, 2017
There are ways to bolster this element of cybersecurity, and eliminating things like apathy, greed and, yes, pride can help avoid misuse.
inside cyberthreats go unnoticed
By Jessica Davis 03:51 pm September 21, 2017
More than half of August’s breaches were caused by hacking incidents, while one insider hack went undetected for two years, according to the latest Protenus Breach Barometer.
Hackers hate ransomware

The hackers disguised the wiper malware, Petya, as ransomware in order to distract from its real purpose -- to destroy data.

By Jessica Davis 04:27 pm September 20, 2017
While nearly half of hackers are contemplating a ban on the sale of ransomware, new attack methods like those used in WannaCry and Petya demonstrate that it isn’t going anywhere soon.

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