Privacy & Security

genetic testing
By Mike Miliard 12:30 pm November 22, 2017
Some would pay as much as $1,000 for genomic sequencing offered through employer health plans.
Protenus breach barometer

TheDarkOverlord has a history of using Twitter to shame breached organizations. Photo via @Twitter

By Jessica Davis 12:22 pm November 22, 2017
Hacking incidents caused the majority of healthcare breaches in October, but insider errors impacted an even greater amount of patient records, according to the Protenus
HHS Cybersecurity Task Force

Rep. Greg Walden, R-Oregon, from the House Committee on Energy and Commerce. Credit: Twitter

By Jessica Davis 12:29 pm November 20, 2017
Congressman says BOMs included with every device will help organizations assess threats and give transparency with managing system vulnerabilities.
Holiday cybersecurity
By Bill Siwicki 09:37 am November 20, 2017
More employees work remotely and shop online during the holidays and, as a result, cybercriminals increase their attacks on healthcare and other organizations.
antivirus software
By Jessica Davis 04:34 pm November 16, 2017
A Ponemon Institute report predicts 35 percent of cyberattacks to be fileless in 2018, and these attacks are nearly 10 times more likely to succeed than file-based attacks.
House investigating HHS

Energy and Commerce Committee chambers. Credit: Facebook

By Jessica Davis 02:09 pm November 15, 2017
HHS is accused of retaliating against two of its cybersecurity leaders for speaking with the committee.
Marin General cybersecurity

Marin General Hospital in Greenbrae, California. Credit: Google Maps

By Jessica Davis 09:56 am November 13, 2017
Marin General has seen a 50 percent reduction in system vulnerabilities and 100 percent participation in staff security awareness efforts -- just by building a system designed for the humans who use it.
Trojan malware attack
By Jessica Davis 10:46 am November 10, 2017
A new Ursnif variant uses stored emails to send what appear to be legitimate messages and, once the payload is deployed, turns its victims into a delivery vehicle.
AWS cloud server

Amazon office front door. Flickr photo by Robert Scoble

By Jessica Davis 10:03 am November 09, 2017
A new warning feature will appear on multiple spots across the console, while a privacy feature includes support to encrypt all S3 data by default.
cyber threat intelligence
By Bill Siwicki 10:40 am November 08, 2017
The same strategies used by the U.S. military can be tuned to help healthcare executives stay nimble and prepared for real threats. 

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