Privacy & Security

Man typing on keyboard
By Erin McCann 11:03 am October 06, 2015
To all the healthcare info security folks out there: You may have a big trust issue on your hands. As, according to a new survey, the lion's share of adults are seriously worried you're not keeping their health data safe from hackers.
Shield with computer code
By Eric Wicklund 10:15 am October 06, 2015
Brian Krebs said that executives are falling short of keeping their enterprises apprised of threats, while criminals are becoming increasingly sophisticated. Krebs shared five techniques for battling back.
Digital data
By Bernie Monegain 06:42 am October 06, 2015
Data security firm Digital Guardian has acquired Code Green Networks, which provides data loss prevention technology for the network, cloud and mobile devices.
Mobile devices
By John Andrews 10:27 am October 02, 2015
The proliferation of mobile device technology has given physicians the freedom to assess and diagnose disease from wherever they may be, but they also need to be cognizant of potential security breaches while viewing images in public, risk management specialists say.
Stressed man
By Mike Miliard 03:50 pm September 30, 2015
Phishing is much more than just a creatively-misspelled word. It's a key motivator for health organizations' increased focus on security. In fact, says one HIMSS researcher, it's the "number one thing that keeps CISOs up at night."
Shield with computer code
By Erin McCann 10:18 am September 30, 2015
Think you've seen a lot of intrusion attempts and malware at your hospital? The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, which operates some 1,700 hospitals and healthcare facilities, reported more than 235 million blocked intrusion attempts just for the month of August.
Cleveland Clinic
By Bernie Monegain 09:51 am September 30, 2015
Mark Dill, director of information security at the Cleveland Clinic, talks about keeping data secure at one of the best known academic medical centers in the world, increasing security threats and why risk analysis is so critical.
data security lock
By Bernie Monegain 09:58 am September 25, 2015
Global spending on information security will reach $75.4 billion in 2015, an increase of 4.7 percent over 2014, according to analyst firm Gartner. Driving the spending are government initiatives, increased legislation and high-profile data breaches.
By Bernie Monegain 09:39 am September 25, 2015
Global spending on information security will reach $75.4 billion in 2015, an increase of 4.7 percent over 2014, according to analyst firm Gartner. Driving the spending are government initiatives, increased legislation and high-profile data breaches.
person hacking computer
By Mahmood Sher-Jan 05:48 pm September 24, 2015
There are almost 5 billion connected smart devices already in use. A significant percentage of them are medical devices, from pacemakers to drug pumps. They're already being hacked so often that the trend has its own nickname.

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