Privacy & Security

The National Institute of Standards and Technology just finalized a draft of the cybersecurity workforce framework. Photo via Flickr

By Tom Sullivan 01:16 pm August 11, 2017
The group published the guidance to help hospitals define what job roles cybersecurity teams require and, ultimately, to help them find top talent.
misconfiguration errors
By Bill Siwicki 10:37 am August 11, 2017
Hackers are trying to reverse-engineer apps and devices to find vulnerabilities.
Microsoft Coco
By Tom Sullivan 03:57 pm August 10, 2017
Hospitals can use the tech to create blockchain networks with governance, security and other transactional capabilities, the company says.
Allscripts conference

Deven McGraw, deputy director for health information privacy for the HHS Office for Civil Rights, speaking at the Allscripts user conference in Chicago.

By Bill Siwicki 02:57 pm August 10, 2017
Don’t let that audit turn into a deeper investigation, Deven McGraw said at the Allscripts user conference in Chicago.
healthcare cybersecurity

A new HIMSS report indicates study participants ranked risk management, incident response, business continuity and disaster recovery as well as cloud and website security among their top priorities. Photo via Northern Inyo Healthcare District

By Tom Sullivan 09:19 am August 10, 2017
The sector is now making security a top priority, hiring CISOs, undertaking threat management and penetration testing, all more than ever.
Microsoft bug in Windows
By Jessica Davis 04:00 pm August 09, 2017
The vulnerability in Windows Search service could let a hacker take complete control over a server or workstation and leverage worm-like spreading capabilities like those found with WannaCry.
Carbon Black leaking data
By Jessica Davis 02:29 pm August 09, 2017
Researcher claims the top security firm is exposing thousands of files from major companies, which are being leaked via its API key from its next-generation anti-malware endpoint detection and response tool.
AI tech
By Bill Siwicki 02:01 pm August 09, 2017
Thomas Zenty suggests those once-futuristic technologies are now closer than many realize. And it’s only a matter of time before Amazon Alexa and Apple Siri come to a hospital near you.
crowdsourcing hackers
By Bill Siwicki 12:22 pm August 09, 2017
Inviting hackers to attack your network and then paying them for discovering weaknesses seems dangerous. But the U.S. Department of Defense is succeeding with the practice and some infosec firms are specializing in it.
Tech support scammers

Screensnap via Microsoft

By Jessica Davis 01:49 pm August 08, 2017
Researchers have blocked mass email campaigns from hackers that mask malicious links as legitimate communications and trick users into paying for unnecessary support services.

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