Privacy & Security

Cisco healthcare roadmap HIMSS17
By Ephraim Schwartz 07:15 am February 19, 2017
The new tools include connectivity, security, protection against ransomware and other technologies that the company has tuned specifically for healthcare.  

Steve Lee, director of New Jersey's Division of Consumer Affairs

By Mike Miliard 01:19 pm February 17, 2017
The settlement comes three years after two laptops were stolen from Horizon BCBSNJ's Newark headquarters. According to New Jersey officials, health data was left vulnerable as it was password-protected but not encrypted, as required by HIPAA and HITECH.
Memorial Health System HIPAA
By Bernie Monegain 09:56 am February 17, 2017
The Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights said more than 115,000 people had their PHI accessed and disclosed.
Hack healthcare Fortinet

Fortinet security strategist Derek Manky said that IoT-based attacks are the most interesting they encounter right now. 

By Bill Siwicki 12:00 pm February 16, 2017
The security vendor’s research also found that Internet of Things and medical devices are at the center of the storm.
ONC code-a-thon blockchain

Perianne Boring, founder and president of the Chamber of Digital Commerce, sees long-term potential applications of blockchain across healthcare.

By Mike Miliard 11:32 am February 15, 2017
Hosted in Washington by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT and the Chamber of Digital Commerce, the event aims to find ways to deploy the emerging technology in healthcare to solve issues such as identity management, data aggregation and more.
CISO infosec Stephen Cobb

Stephen Cobb said skilled CISOs can be hard to come but today's crop are getting better at their job. 

By Bernie Monegain 07:38 am February 15, 2017
Infosec expert Stephen Cobb says chief information officers score high in conscientiousness and openness and low in neuroticism. And while the pipeline of upcoming CISOs is thin right now, today’s leaders are getting better at their job. 
Evolve IP Nimble Storage

Evolve IP healthcare program manager David McCrystal

By Bill Siwicki 07:04 am February 15, 2017
The partnership is designed to give healthcare organizations the ability to deploy on-premises flash arrays supported by cloud infrastructure for hybrid cloud, backup and disaster recovery systems.
HIMSS17
By Gus Venditto 04:27 pm February 14, 2017
A list of fun events taking place in the evening hours.
By Bill Siwicki 04:28 pm February 13, 2017
Whether malicious or not, insiders remain a major threat to healthcare organizations, according to the monthly Protenus Breach Barometer.
cloud secure

University of California Irvine Health CIO Chuck Podesta said that even public clouds are becoming safe environments but healthcare executives should take security issues into account and be careful to create durable contracts. 

By Bernie Monegain 07:19 am February 13, 2017
The veteran healthcare technology leader urged executives to move faster with cloud migration and said that the big vendors spend a lot of time and money on information security.

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