Privacy & Security

Hand washing
By Mike Miliard 09:04 am December 03, 2015
Can a pacemaker be hacked to induce a fatal arrhythmia? Yes. But is that the most clear and present danger in a world where hospitals are running critical medical devices on unpatched versions of Windows XP?
Lightbulbs
By Bernie Monegain 09:00 am December 03, 2015
Mac McMillan put it on the table straight up. "Let's talk about business associates," he said.
Privacy & Security Forum
By Mike Miliard 08:45 am December 03, 2015
Healthcare IT News' biggest event yet, the three-day Privacy & Security Forum will convene nearly 70 expert speakers from across healthcare and beyond, offering perspectives and best practices for managing one of biggest challenges of our time: protecting patient data. Follow live here.
Pile of money
By Tom Sullivan 09:28 am December 02, 2015
Some major hospital systems are seeing an increase in ransomware attacks, which is forcing them to ask a difficult question: give into criminal demands or not?
Shield with computer code
By Bernie Monegain 08:01 am December 02, 2015
Stephen Nardone had just 15 minutes to deliver an impactful presentation Tuesday at the Privacy & Security Forum in Boston. He used numbers to drive the risk factors home.
Stack of coins
By Bernie Monegain 06:30 am December 02, 2015
The global healthcare cybersecurity market is expected to exceed $10 million by 2022. To be exact, a new report pegs the market at $10,848.87 million in U.S. dollars.
Richard Clarke
By Tom Sullivan 12:02 pm December 01, 2015
Cyber czar Richard Clarke shared his insights about the many different and dangerous types of security threats facing healthcare organizations at the Privacy & Security Forum in Boston on Tuesday.
Lahey
By Mike Miliard 11:09 am November 30, 2015
Lahey Hospital and Medical Center has settled with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office for Civil Rights for potential HIPAA violations related to lax security policies around workstations and medical devices.
laptop breach
By Bernie Monegain 10:17 am November 30, 2015
Healthcare and government have overtaken the retail industry, with the dubious distinction of being the "major sectors under siege" from hacks and cyberattacks, a new report shows.
Stethoscope money credit
By Jessica Davis 10:56 am November 25, 2015
The rise of cybercrime is increasing the risk of healthcare institutions seeing a drop in their credit ratings. While cyberattacks don't drive ratings, they're seen as risks in that the "timing and consequences of a successful attack are uncertain."

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