Privacy & Security

Amazon healthcare
By Bernie Monegain 05:04 pm January 16, 2018
But the tech giant is still not revealing its plans for the healthcare market.
FDA device ID, blockchain

Pharmacy supply chain management to reduce drug counterfeiting were highlighted in the study.

By Bill Siwicki 04:14 pm January 16, 2018
Continuous funding and partnerships – along with the potential for blockchain-based efforts to reduce the counterfeiting of drugs – are also changing the landscape a new report finds.
crowdsourcing analytics

Sample code of ATT&CK from Mitre. Credit: Mitre

By Jessica Davis 02:08 pm January 16, 2018
Threat detection response is more reactive than proactive but MITRE engineer explains how sharing threats within a trusted environment can bolster security programs.
Medicaid records breached

Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences Credit: Google Maps

By Jessica Davis 11:52 am January 15, 2018
A hacker gained access to an Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences network in November and accessed folders containing Medicaid billing data.
Ransomware attack indiana

Credit: Hancock Health

By Jessica Davis 11:16 am January 15, 2018
The first reported hospital ransomware attack in 2018 was sophisticated – and not caused by an employee opening a malicious email.

North Carolina state capital in Raleigh. Credit: WikiMedia

By Jessica Davis 02:39 pm January 12, 2018
The state would have one of the toughest breach notification laws in the country if the legislation is passed.
data breach in West Virginia

The theft of a laptop from a West Virginia health provider employee prompted officials to monitor systems for unauthorized access.

By Jessica Davis 11:50 am January 12, 2018
A laptop of a Coplin Health Systems employee was stolen from a car in November and serves as a reminder to healthcare organizations to encrypt all data that physically leave the building.
CIOX Health sues HHS over HIPAA
By Jessica Davis 09:24 am January 11, 2018
The medical records vendor claimed regulatory changes to HIPAA in 2013 and 2016 threaten to “upend the medical records industry.”
fingerprint authentication in healthcare

Some organizations have been implementing new methods of authentication beyond passwords - from facial recognition to fingerprints. 

By Bill Siwicki 02:47 pm January 08, 2018
A new report from Aon's security experts predicts more and different cyberattacks, and highlights the pressing need for healthcare organizations to change some of their approaches.
phishing attack

Florida’s Agency of Healthcare Administration. Credit: Twitter

By Jessica Davis 12:15 pm January 08, 2018
An employee of Florida’s Agency of Healthcare Administration fell for a malicious phishing email, which allowed hackers to access Medicaid enrollee data, including some Social Security numbers.

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