Privacy & Security

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.
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.
Keyhole and computer code
By Bernie Monegain 10:10 am November 09, 2015
There is a wide gap between young men and women who indicate they might consider a career in Internet security, according to a new survey commissioned by government contractor Raytheon and the National Cyber Security Alliance.
By Gus Venditto 10:16 am November 03, 2015
It's every security officer's worst nightmare: a cyber attack. IT departments spend years planning to guard against an attack. But what is the reality? Hackers don't follow a rule book.
Smartphone with social media icons
By Jack McCarthy 07:55 am November 03, 2015
The healthcare industry is only just beginning to understand how much we lack control over personal data. At the same time, Americans are putting more and more data onto social networks -- making it that much harder to know how best to protect it.
laptop breach
By Jessica Davis 10:47 am November 02, 2015
Increased cyber risks and a recent string of major breaches have changed the CISO landscape, making cybersecurity a top priority for board members and helping CISOs more effectively make the case for bigger budgets.
Digital caduceus
By Michelle Ronan Noteboom 01:58 pm October 28, 2015
A few months back, our columnist shared her struggle to obtain electronic copies of her and her daughter's health data. Overall, the results were disappointing. Unfortunately, some apps notwithstanding, they mostly still are.
By Mike Miliard 10:56 am October 28, 2015
The Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act was passed by the Senate on Tuesday in a 74 to 21 vote. Offering companies legal immunity when sharing threat data with the federal government, the bill has big implications for healthcare security.

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