Privacy & Security

From left, Michelle C. Lardner, RN, Kris K. Wilson and Matthew Ernst

By Bill Siwicki 03:06 pm December 19, 2017
Hospital and health system execs discuss hurdles they’re facing as they move into the new year.
WannaCry ransomware

Kim Jong Un. Credit: Wikimedia

By Jessica Davis 10:34 am December 19, 2017
The global ransomworm attack crippled over 300,000 devices in more than 150 countries in May, including 16 branches of the U.K. National Health Service.
Black book cybersecurity report
By Bill Siwicki 02:01 pm December 18, 2017
With attacks continuing unabated and healthcare again expected to be 2018's top cyber target, just 11 percent of providers plan to get a cybersecurity officer in 2018, the new research report finds.
Blockchain in healthcare
By Jeff Lagasse 11:46 am December 14, 2017
Company said it will use the investment to build out its technology platform for hospitals, life sciences organizations and payers can engage in patient-centric value-based care.
21st Century Oncology breach
By Jessica Davis 02:38 pm December 13, 2017
After filing for bankruptcy in May, the Florida-based cancer specialty provider also settled with the government for $26 million over false claims allegations.
Clinical interruption from healthcare cyberattacks
By Bill Siwicki 12:21 pm December 12, 2017
A new report from AMA and Accenture finds phishing is the most common type of attack.
email malware
By Jessica Davis 10:53 am December 12, 2017
New HIMSS Analytics and Mimecast report ranks top cybersecurity strategies hospitals are pursuing for 2018.
Hackensack Sleep and Pulmonary Center breach

Hackensack Sleep and Pulmonary Center in New Jersey. Credit: Google Maps

By Jessica Davis 12:11 pm December 11, 2017
New Jersey’s Hackensack Sleep and Pulmonary Center at least was able to regain patient files from an offline backup.
Oklahoma health department data breach
By Jessica Davis 11:30 am December 11, 2017
While Oklahoma’s DHS informed its clients within a few months of finding the April 2016 breach, the department failed to report the breach to U.S. Health and Human Services.
2018 Cybersecurity prediction
By Jessica Davis 10:39 am December 07, 2017
Hospital leadership can often be the biggest threat to security because funding is still a low priority.

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