Privacy & Security

A cybersecurity expert sits in a darkened room in front of a computer screen
By Kat Jercich 01:00 pm November 24, 2020
Remote patient monitoring ecosystems should not be treated in the same way as traditional endpoints, say cybersecurity experts.
People at keyboards in front of computer screens
By Kat Jercich 01:24 pm November 23, 2020
The system's Epic electronic health record has been in "read-only" status at several of the system's sites, with MyChart patient portals also inaccessible.
Cybersecurity breach
By Mike Miliard 02:03 pm November 18, 2020
The 2020 HIMSS Cybersecurity Survey finds very tight security budgets, vast landscapes of legacy systems and only modest improvements in risk assessments and proactive measures.
Christopher Krebs testifying
By Kat Jercich 11:38 am November 18, 2020
 The ousting comes on the heels of a joint warning from the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, HHS and the FBI about "increased and imminent" cyber threats to hospitals.
A person stands with a laptop in a room with technology
By Kat Jercich 09:58 am November 16, 2020
The data comes amidst new reports that cybercriminals are using industry-standard encryption methods to enact attacks that bypass detection.
Mayo Clinic building
By Kat Jercich 12:07 pm November 11, 2020
The filing follows Mayo Clinic's announcement that a former employee had inappropriately accessed the information of more than 1,600 patients.
People in office studying computer screens for malware
By Kat Jercich 11:29 am November 06, 2020
The Combined Cyber Response Team will assist the University of Vermont Health Network in ensuring thousands of end-user devices are free of malware or viruses.  
People in business attire gather in a room with computers
By Kat Jercich 12:39 pm November 05, 2020
Amid pointed recent ransomware warnings from federal agencies, some Massachusetts health systems have ramped up filtering for external emails or temporarily blocked them altogether.
Connected Health Device
By Mike Miliard 12:45 pm November 04, 2020
Despite professing high trust that their personal data is secure, too many Americans of all ages are failing to follow basic cyber hygiene practices, says the National Cyber Security Alliance.
The Aetna building
By Kat Jercich 01:10 pm November 02, 2020
The fines are the latest effort on OCR's part to enforce HIPAA regulations around protected health information.