Privacy & Security

healthcare DMARC email attacks
By Bill Siwicki 01:21 pm May 18, 2018
The Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting and Conformance standard can help hospitals protect against ransomware and phishing, but is only successfully used by 1.7 percent of large healthcare organizations.
patient records exposed on misconfigured FTP server
By Jessica Davis 01:03 pm May 18, 2018
MedEvolve, a practice management software vendor, left its FTP server open to the public without the need for a login.
biometric patient check-in
By Bill Siwicki 01:09 pm May 17, 2018
The integrated technology aims to streamline patient registration, safeguard privacy and enhance patient engagement.
Retired Navy Commander Kirk Lippold speaking at HIMSS Security Forum
By Jessica Davis 12:35 pm May 17, 2018
Retired Navy Commander Kirk Lippold will share his vision for leadership within an organization, including creating a culture of integrity and personal accountability, at the HIMSS Security Forum in June.
Sutter health cybersecurity breach in california

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By Jessica Davis 01:21 pm May 16, 2018
The activation of a fire suppression system of one of the health system’s data centers on Monday shut down its Epic EHR and other information systems.
doctor reviewing CT scan security flaws
By Jessica Davis 03:24 pm May 14, 2018
Some vulnerabilities in Philips’ Brilliance CT scanners and GE Healthcare Mobile tech could allow an unauthorized user to obtain elevated credentials and make modifications to system settings.
technician managing the cloud storage data center servers
By Mike Miliard 08:40 am May 14, 2018
After years of wariness from healthcare providers about off-premise data, new AI capabilities from Amazon, Google, IBM and Microsoft could make cloud storage easier and more trustworthy than ever.
cybersecurity password login on hospital computer

Some clinicians share their passwords with nurses in order to complete charts with the idea of “a care efficiency: rather than a risk.

By Jessica Davis 03:07 pm May 11, 2018
From legacy infrastructure to potential medical device hacks, some of the industry’s leading voices opened up about how the industry can begin to combat the inevitable breach.
hospital medical device
By Jessica Davis 09:54 am May 11, 2018
The threat to medical devices is real and happening now – and it’s a patient safety issue, much more than one of HIPAA compliance.
Defense Health Agency for DoD IG
By Jessica Davis 01:47 pm May 08, 2018
Inspector general says Defense Health Agency sites failed to consistently implement technical, physical and administrative protocols and may have violated HIPAA regulations in the process.

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