Privacy & Security

Hackers breach Henry Ford Health
By Jessica Davis 01:14 pm December 06, 2017
The Detroit health system first discovered the breach on Oct. 3, when a cybercriminal stole the email credentials of a group of employees.
Bill would jail execs who conceal data breaches
By Jessica Davis 02:19 pm December 01, 2017
The bill will require orgs to report breaches within 30-days of discovery and is intended to standardize breach notification laws.

Dirty COW is a well-known vulnerability that popular exploits use to escalate privileges in Linux systems and infosec pros found a hole in patches so they dubbed that bug Huge Dirty COW. Credit: Wiki

By Tom Sullivan 12:28 pm December 01, 2017
They’re all in this month’s HIMSS cybersecurity report along with Philips, Siemens and Smiths Medical.
Implement DMARC
By Bill Siwicki 01:06 pm November 28, 2017
As email spoofing erodes trust in healthcare organizations, industry groups are urging DMARC adoption while the Department of Homeland Security has mandated it for federal agencies. 

LifeOmic, a genomic data management company, will reimburse its customers up to $1 million for loss of data caused by unauthorized account activity. Credit: LifeOmic

By Jessica Davis 12:20 pm November 28, 2017
The genomic data management company will reimburse its customers up to $1 million for certain data loss associated with unauthorized account activity.
genetic testing
By Mike Miliard 12:30 pm November 22, 2017
Some would pay as much as $1,000 for genomic sequencing offered through employer health plans.
Protenus breach barometer

TheDarkOverlord has a history of using Twitter to shame breached organizations. Photo via @Twitter

By Jessica Davis 12:22 pm November 22, 2017
Hacking incidents caused the majority of healthcare breaches in October, but insider errors impacted an even greater amount of patient records, according to the Protenus
HHS Cybersecurity Task Force

Rep. Greg Walden, R-Oregon, from the House Committee on Energy and Commerce. Credit: Twitter

By Jessica Davis 12:29 pm November 20, 2017
Congressman says BOMs included with every device will help organizations assess threats and give transparency with managing system vulnerabilities.
Holiday cybersecurity
By Bill Siwicki 09:37 am November 20, 2017
More employees work remotely and shop online during the holidays and, as a result, cybercriminals increase their attacks on healthcare and other organizations.
antivirus software
By Jessica Davis 04:34 pm November 16, 2017
A Ponemon Institute report predicts 35 percent of cyberattacks to be fileless in 2018, and these attacks are nearly 10 times more likely to succeed than file-based attacks.

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