Privacy & Security

Plastic army men
By Jack McCarthy 09:30 am November 18, 2015
During a "State of Security" address at the Microsoft Cloud Forum on Tuesday, Microsoft's chief outlined a new, tougher approach to fighting security threats -- loosely being dubbed a cybersecurity war room.
Treating computer virus
By Jack McCarthy 07:53 am November 17, 2015
With every high profile breach of corporate information systems, the perception is growing that hackers have the upper hand on organizations that are increasingly vulnerable to attacks. But is that consensus actually true?
Typing on laptop
By Mike Miliard 11:30 am November 16, 2015
A hospital in Kentucky is notifying patients of a security incident, after it was discovered that some of its computers had been infected with a keystroke logger designed to capture and transmit data as it was typed.
Pamela Arora
By Mike Miliard 11:04 am November 16, 2015
Pamela Arora, senior vice president and chief information officer at Children's Medical Center Dallas talks about her data security challenges and how partnering with organizations such as HITRUST can help keep pace with a "changing landscape."
Money
By Tom Sullivan 09:15 am November 16, 2015
Despite the constant stream of data breaches and ever-larger criminal attacks against healthcare and other organizations, CIOs and CISOs still often face stumbling blocks when trying to win approval for a larger security budgets.
Businesspeople
By Mike Miliard 11:00 pm November 13, 2015
Michael Kaiser, executive director of the National Cyber Security Alliance, offers his advice for developing a well-trained and proactive healthcare workforce, one attuned to the needs of health systems as they face growing cybersecurity threats.
Hacker
By Jessica Davis 04:37 am November 13, 2015
It's not just hospitals. Or even payers. Some 392 million health records have been accessed in 1,931 PHI breaches across a staggering 90 percent of industries, according to preliminary findings from a new Verizon report.
Padlocks and computer code
By Mike Miliard 10:57 am November 12, 2015
By necessity, the healthcare industry has seen big changes in its approaches to cybersecurity since 2008, according to a new HIMSS report, which finds a noticeable shift from a compliance-based approach to one focused on risk management.
Text messaging
By Mike Miliard 10:47 am November 10, 2015
Just 25 percent of healthcare institutions with an official mobile messaging platform use internal, company-authorized tools, a new report shows. The rest make use of consumer apps that don't offer the security needed to comply with regulations, such as HIPAA.
Security
By Jack McCarthy 07:58 am November 10, 2015
With a spate of high profile attacks penetrating healthcare organizations, including UCLA Health and insurance giant Anthem, many executives worry that they may not be able to create security strategies that can stop ever more inventive bad actors.

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