Privacy & Security

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By 10:46 am December 03, 2019
A security operations center (SOC) provides a focal point for security operations, but providing 24x7 SOC coverage is beyond the means of most organizations due to people and technology costs.
By Tammy Lovell 10:37 am November 26, 2019
Ransomware attack had a “strong impact” on operations over the weekend.
By Mike Miliard 12:05 pm November 25, 2019
Virtual Care Provider Inc., which provides hosting and IT services to post-acute care facilities nationwide, was hit by the Ryuk variant, locking access to patient data at 110 nursing homes.
By Benjamin Harris 11:27 am November 21, 2019
Developing tools to separate and automatically control Internet of Things traffic is one important way to safeguard medical device security.
By Mike Miliard 02:31 pm November 20, 2019
Erik Decker, chief security and privacy officer at University of Chicago Medicine, describes the value of HHS' Health Industry Cybersecurity Practices framework, which offers workable best practices for the management and mitigation of prevalent threats.
By Max Sullivan 02:05 pm November 19, 2019
The Google Cloud Healthcare Data Protection Toolkit can help healthcare organizations chart strategies for HIPAA-aligned data management, the company says.
At Sentara Healthcare, biometric tech links patients to correct records
By Bill Siwicki 12:35 pm November 18, 2019
The palm print identity authentication system connects 750,000 patients to their Epic EHR – in one case, even when a patient was having a stroke and unable to speak.
By Tammy Lovell 11:28 am November 18, 2019
An investigation by the Financial Times found popular sites disclosed personal information to third-party companies.
How provider organizations can prepare cybersecurity incident response and recovery

Richard Staynings, chief security strategist at Cylera, speaking at a past HIMSS Healthcare Security Forum.

By Bill Siwicki 12:34 pm November 14, 2019
Two healthcare cybersecurity experts who will be speaking at the upcoming HIMSS Healthcare Security Forum offer comprehensive advice on everything from breach containment to security operations centers.
By Mike Miliard 09:41 am November 14, 2019
Despite HIPAA's right of access rule, and CMS and ONC prioritizing consumer access in their forthcoming 21st Century Cures regs, a new scorecard shows that providers have some work to do.

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