Privacy & Security

facial recognition

Facial recognition technology can be used as the first factor of authentication.

By Bill Siwicki 03:25 pm June 13, 2017
Hospitals not already using modern tools for two-factor authentication, such as facial recognition and push notifications, should take note of how they can block malware and other common cyberthreats.
precision medicine

Sharon Zehe, attorney for Mayo Clinic Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology.

By Jessica Davis 02:36 pm June 13, 2017
Privacy protections, fraud guidelines and issues with discrimination need to be addressed before widespread adoption, expert says.
cloud security in healthcare

Photo by Alex Webster via Flicker

By Bill Siwicki 10:40 am June 12, 2017
CIOs and CISOs must consider IP address probing, spear-phishing, untrained developers and more when securing cloud assets because health data needs to be at least as secure as physical assets.
cybersecurity workforce
By Jessica Davis 09:57 am June 12, 2017
As cyberthreats increase, the emerging role helps hospitals fill in key security roles to bolster policies and provide necessary experience.
ONC Privacy Policy Snapshot Challenge winner

A screen snap of Jason Cronk and Professor Daniel J. Solove’s generator; it won first place.

By Mike Miliard 03:09 pm June 09, 2017
Innovative notices help technology developers clearly communicate their policies to consumers.
Christian Slater cybersecurity medical records
By Bill Siwicki 01:40 pm June 09, 2017
The actor stars in The Wolf, a series of videos from HP that focus on IT security.
cybersecurity jobs
By Bill Siwicki 04:14 pm June 08, 2017
While the crisis in cybersecurity staffing grows, healthcare IT and HR executives could be in a good position to lure cybersecurity talent.
cybersecurity report health and human services

The House Committee on Energy and Commerce held a hearing Thursday about the role of the Department of Health and Human Services in healthcare cybersecurity. File photo via Facebook

By Jessica Davis 03:04 pm June 08, 2017
While the U.S. was relatively spared from the massive impact from the May ransomware attacks, it’s clear that new cybersecurity threats require updated guidelines, HHS, CMS, ASPR officials say.
games to teach cybersecurity
By Bill Siwicki 10:43 am June 08, 2017
While previous security training was “death by PowerPoint,” new 10-minute training modules have vastly improved employee engagement, system says.

photo by Juhan Sonin via Flickr

By Jessica Davis 03:59 pm June 07, 2017
A three-year study on a large mid-Atlantic hospital found that the laboratory department was hit the hardest during downtime, with patient identification as the largest challenge.

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