Privacy & Security

By Erin McCann 11:02 am September 23, 2015
An insurance claims management company that reportedly failed to encrypt its data is in hot water after an IT professional uncovered detailed medical records of some 1.5 million people from its database online.
FBI headquarters
By Erin McCann 10:57 am September 16, 2015
When the Federal Bureau of Investigation issues an alert to healthcare organizations and others warning of the serious cyber risks presented by the Internet of Things, it's probably best to pay attention.
Illustration of devices with padlocks
By Henry Powderly 10:25 am September 16, 2015
Hospital operator Sutter Health last week said personal information on more than 2,500 patients was improperly emailed by a former employee in 2013, representing a possible breach of patient data.
By Mike Miliard 12:39 pm September 15, 2015
The list of tools in a health organization's data security armamentarium is long and varied: firewalls, encryption, anti-virus, etc. But a truly risk-based security framework needs more than mere protective measures. It requires awareness.
Keyhole and computer code
By Mike Miliard 05:45 am September 11, 2015
A recent security report by Microsoft finds that, even when cloaked in encryption technology, "an alarming amount of sensitive information can be recovered" from electronic medical record databases.
laptop breach
By Erin McCann 11:01 am September 10, 2015
Hackers had unfettered access to Excellus BlueCross BlueShield's information systems for more than a year and a half before the health plan even noticed the cyberattack had occurred.
Boston photo by Matthias Rosenkranz via Flickr
By Bernie Monegain 08:33 am September 09, 2015
Richard Clarke, cybersecurity expert and former national security advisor to three U.S. presidents, will keynote the HIMSS Media and Healthcare IT News Privacy & Security Forum Dec. 1-3 in Boston.
Padlocks and computer code
By Jack McCarthy 08:26 am September 09, 2015
Security specialists bring to market new cloud services to secure PHI and PII for Salesforce users.
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By Tom Sullivan 08:04 am September 09, 2015
HIMSS officials plan to share the three "asks" with Congress during National Health IT Week in early October.
By Eric Wicklund 11:10 am September 04, 2015
The company continued its shopping spree on Friday, scooping up another security-centric vendor, in hopes of moving into healthcare and other regulated vertical markets.

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