Privacy & Security

health and human services security
By Jessica Davis 03:54 pm November 01, 2017
The legislation would adjust the structure of HHS’ cybersecurity personnel and assign a single officer to cybersecurity who would report to the secretary.
medical device security
By Bill Siwicki 02:56 pm November 01, 2017
Unfixable equipment, absent processes, platform questions and lifecycle management are just some of the challenges that information security teams need to prioritize.
outlook malware
By Tom Sullivan 02:40 pm November 01, 2017
HIMSS new cybersecurity report highlights a host of alarming issues facing everything from WiFi devices to critical infrastructure.
OCR privacy chief steps down

Deven McGraw has left the ONC to work in the private sector. Photo via YouTube

By Beth Jones Sanborn 03:38 pm October 31, 2017
Deven McGraw had also been working as ONC's chief privacy officer, a position that ONC head Donald Rucker has said will not be filled.
Petya cyberattack cost Merck $135 million

Merck's USA headquarters in Kenilworth, New Jersey.

By Jessica Davis 02:00 pm October 27, 2017
Third-quarter revenue for the global pharma giant was drastically reduced in part by the temporary production shutdown, higher demand than planned and lost sales in certain markets due to the virus.
IBM watson blockchain
By Mike Miliard 01:39 pm October 27, 2017
While the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has been pursuing trials to explore new ways to manage data, Big Blue is focused on blockchain's security protections.
vulnerable IoT devices
By Jessica Davis 10:40 am October 26, 2017
Researchers say this virus is significantly more powerful than the Mirai botnet of 2016, which shut down Netflix, Twitter, Spotify and other major websites in October 2016.
Imprivata buys Caradigm tools
By Bernie Monegain 09:56 am October 25, 2017
Move bolsters Imprivata’s authentication and access management platform for healthcare, means more focus on population health management for Caradigm.
Kaspersky conspiracy allegations

CEO Eugene Kaspersky

By Jessica Davis 02:51 pm October 24, 2017
The embattled company is hoping to prove its innocence and regain the trust lost by continued reports that the company may have ties to Russia.
WannaCry ransomware
By Jessica Davis 10:16 am October 24, 2017
The computer network of Pinehurst-based FirstHealth of the Carolinas was shut down by a new form of WannaCry last week.

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