Privacy & Security

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 healthcare agency fell for a phishing email, which allowed hackers to access Medicaid enrollee data.
IoT security

IoT devices are commonplace in hospitals and healthcare facilities so security plans are needed to protect them.

By Bill Siwicki 02:30 pm January 05, 2018
This past year was another challenging one for healthcare organizations as they remained under sustained attack by cybercriminals who continue to target healthcare networks through the use of well-known vulnerabilities. 
AHIMA data management 2018
By Bill Siwicki 01:26 pm January 04, 2018
The group says privacy and security, clinical documentation improvement and information governance will demand the attention of health IT and infosec executives in the year ahead.
cyberattack hospital
By Jessica Davis 01:03 pm January 04, 2018
University of Rochester’s Jones Memorial Hospital was hit on Dec. 28 and left the small, rural provider operating under standard downtime procedures.
women in health IT leaders
By Jessica Davis 09:58 am January 04, 2018
Consumerism. Patient safety. Privacy and security and enforcement and an increase in cyberattacks will be top of mind in the next twelve months.
healthcare blockchain network
By Bill Siwicki 02:04 pm January 03, 2018
Akiri is developing a networking platform it says will help healthcare organizations more easily share data using blockchain.
CMS policy on texting patient information
By Dave Muoio 03:46 pm January 02, 2018
The policy outlined now mirrors the current position of the Joint Commission, which underwent its own series of flip-flops on the subject in 2016.

Hidden Cobra virus from North Korea is one of the threats in this month's HIMSS Healthcare and Cross-Sector Cybersecurity report. Credit: Twitter

By Tom Sullivan 10:39 am December 28, 2017
The North Korean government’s malicious activity also made it into this month’s cybersecurity report from HIMSS.
cybersecurity management
By Bill Siwicki 09:35 am December 27, 2017
Cybersecurity has become an extremely complex field and chief information security officers need a specific body of knowledge – and a smart staff to handle the rest.

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