Network Infrastructure

blockchain digital ledger technology of patient records
By Bill Siwicki 07:16 am August 13, 2018
The technology alone won’t fix patient ID issues but it can bring some of the data accessibility, interoperability, integrity and security hospitals need.
cybersecurity computer screen breaches
By Jessica Davis 04:29 pm August 09, 2018
More than 3 million patient records were breached between April and June, highlighting an even bigger issue: Risk increases over time without proper education or reporting.
Anahi Santiago, CISO and Christiana Care Health System talking at Healthcare Security Forum in San Francisco
By Tom Sullivan 04:48 pm August 08, 2018
Making security personal to employees and engaging future generations to rekindle the dwindling talent pool are a good start.
cybersecurity authentication logs on computer screen

A sample screen snap of authentication logs. Researchers found OpenEMR vulnerabilities easily let anyone bypass the patient portal authentication with unrestricted upload errors.

By Jessica Davis 02:57 pm August 08, 2018
Security researchers notified the open source EHR managing software of nearly 30 critical vulnerabilities – the second set of vulnerabilities found in a year.
email login on user screen
By Bill Siwicki 03:56 pm August 07, 2018
Active training via simulated phishing, progressive disciplinary measures, disabling hyperlinks and document execution from emails are among the suggestions.
By Jessica Davis 01:37 pm August 02, 2018
Orlando Orthopaedic’s transcriptionist vendor misconfigured access to a database during a software upgrade. The health center waited nearly six months to report.
AI code for digital base for hospitals
By Mike Miliard 04:09 pm August 01, 2018
Artificial intelligence depends on several different fundamental technologies, and a robust and modernized infrastructure – cloud, mobile and web – to build upon is a must-have first step.
UnityPoint Health phishing attack

Unitypoint Health's Meriter Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin. Credit: Google Maps

By Jessica Davis 11:56 am July 31, 2018
This is the second breach for the health system this year, and the biggest health data breach of 2018 in the U.S.
Homeland Security warns of spike in ERP system attacks
By Jessica Davis 03:59 pm July 26, 2018
The web-based applications are designed to help organizations manage finances, HR issues and more – meaning they contain troves of personal data sought by nation-state hackers and other cybercriminals.
By Jessica Davis 12:14 pm July 26, 2018
An investigation into a ransomware attack found hackers peppered Missouri-based Blue Springs Family Care with a variety of malware programs, which gave them full access to its systems.

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