Privacy & Security

young talent in cybersecurity

Michael Kaiser, Executive Director of the National Cyber Security Alliance, spoke at the HIMSS Security Forum in Boston on Wednesday.

By Tom Sullivan 03:25 pm September 13, 2017
While 18- to 26-year-olds are showing interest in cybersecurity, there’s a disconnect in the language around the field, skills and opportunities.
FDA and medical device security

Suzanne Schwartz, MD, is the associate director for science and strategic partnerships at the agency's Center for Devices and Radiological Health.

By Mike Miliard 01:33 pm September 13, 2017
Manufacturers must also work to continually assess new cyber risks to the medical devices on the market.
HIPAA compliance pitfalls

"As soon as you identify issues that could turn into problems, you have to seek help. And don’t try to do it alone,” said Matt Fisher at the HIMSS Security Forum in Boston on Monday.

By Jessica Davis 12:44 pm September 13, 2017
Healthcare attorney Matthew Fisher on how providers can work toward better compliance policies and avoid common mistakes.
hospitals should join an ISAC

Former Secretary of Homeland Security Tom Ridge and HHS CISO Christopher Wlaschin at the HIMSS Security Forum in Boston.

By Tom Sullivan 10:46 am September 13, 2017
Cyberintelligence experts, prominent infosec pros and an HHS official all agree – health org’s need to share information security information now.
Ransomware and electronic records access

George Brostoff, co-founder and CEO of SensibleVision and Mike Fumai, COO at AppGuard both agree there are varied threats - both internal and external - facing healthcare provider organizations today.

By Bill Siwicki 10:20 am September 13, 2017
Implement system back-ups and conduct realistic exercises in order to stay prepared, experts say.
hackable flaws found in Smiths Medical Medfusion 4000 devices

Smiths Medical Medfusion 4000 wireless syringe infusion pump delivers small doses of medicine in healthcare facilities, both globally and in the U.S. Photo via Smiths Medical

By Jessica Davis 03:09 pm September 12, 2017
Vulnerabilities were found in three versions of its wireless syringe infusion pumps and will issue a resolution in January 2018 with the release of a new model.
strengthen cybersecurity at hospitals

“Only together will we make the healthcare sector more resilient,” Christopher Wlaschin said at the HIMSS Security Forum in Boston on Tuesday.

By Tom Sullivan 02:53 pm September 12, 2017
These are the steps infosec pros should be taking today.
legacy medical device security

From left: Mike Miliard, Christopher Thomas, Ryan Witt, Heather Roszkowski and James Bruce during a panel discussion at HIMSS Security Forum in Boston on Tuesday.

By Jonah Comstock 01:50 pm September 12, 2017
Older devices are often most at-risk because some were not originally designed to be connected devices.
Healthcare security forum

“...with a cyberattack , who’s defending you? It’s up to you. The good news is the good guys are getting better. But the bad guys are getting worse -- and faster," said Stuart Madnick at the Healthcare Security Forum in Boston on Monday.

By Jessica Davis 11:01 am September 12, 2017
Cybercriminals are capable of shutting down governments and electrical grids, highlighting what’s to come for the healthcare industry, according to MIT professor.
Trojan malware attacks in Alaska

Anchorage Health & Human Services in Alaska. Photo via Google Maps

By Jessica Davis 02:46 pm September 06, 2017
Officials are still investigating the scope of the breach, but a preliminary investigation revealed hackers potentially accessed data from the Western region of the state.

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