Privacy & Security

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By Verizon 10:56 am February 10, 2017
Adoption of high-bandwidth applications such as telemedicine and EMR/EHR infrastructure are driving the need for an efficient delivery of business critical applications.
Shark Tank Herjavec HIMSS17
By Tom Sullivan 10:02 am February 10, 2017
The security specialist and TV star said he is very bullish on the big opportunities that hospitals and health systems have but also noted that new technologies bring new vulnerability and threat vectors. 
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By Verizon 09:04 am February 09, 2017
The risks are not simply that a device may be compromised for use in a DDoS or ransomware attack. An unsecured IoT device can provide access by the attack vector allowing entry into the wider network.
Juniper HIMSS17 Software-Defined Secure Network

Mihir Maniar, vice president of security product management at Juniper.

By Ephraim Schwartz 07:04 am February 09, 2017
The networking giant said its Software-Defined Secure Network is an ecosystem healthcare organizations can use to protect against security threats. 
By Jessica Davis 02:18 pm February 08, 2017
Hackers reportedly had access to the practice's server between February and July of 2016. The files contained names, Social Security numbers, addresses, phone numbers, dates of birth, CPT codes and insurance information.



By Jessica Davis 01:42 pm February 08, 2017
St. Jude Medical announced that a third-party security research firm has found more flaws in the Merlin@home Transmitter medical device. It has patched the vulnerabilities, which leave the device exposed to a man-in-the-middle attack.

Verity Health CEO Andrei Soran

By Jessica Davis 11:07 am February 07, 2017
Verity Medical Foundation-San Jose Medical Group website, part of the Verity Health System in Redwood, California, was hacked, exposing the data of 10,164 patients. Verity includes six California hospitals, the Verity Medical Foundation and Verity Physician Network.
Children's National cloud computing
By Bill Siwicki 07:08 am February 07, 2017
An executive cautions that the biggest challenge with cloud computing in healthcare is the contract organizations sign with vendors of cloud services.
Jason Pierre-Paul ESPN HIPAA

Photo by Mike Morbeck, Wikimedia Commons

By Jack McCarthy 06:55 am February 07, 2017
The New York Giants player filed suit against the television network after a reporter tweeted out a picture of his hospital record after a fireworks accident. 
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By Bill Siwicki 09:05 am February 02, 2017
Breaches rose in number last year and continued causing operational, financial and reputational damage to healthcare organizations.

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