Privacy & Security

A person sits in a darkened room in front of a computer
By Kat Jercich 11:58 am February 08, 2021
NBC News reports that extensive patient data from Leon Medical Centers and Nocona General Hospital were published in an apparent extortion attempt.
Runner with smart device
Digital health and data experts illustrate the risk of sharing anonymized fitness data and call for systematic reform.
An iPhone 12 pro in an Apple store
By Kat Jercich 03:11 pm February 05, 2021
Henry Ford cardiologists warned that the magnetic array in the new iPhones can potentially interfere with pacemakers and implantable defibrillators.
Sentara Healthcare
By Bill Siwicki 11:16 am February 05, 2021
"This process has been instrumental in our seamless move to the cloud and digital-transformation program," says CISO Dan Bowden. "We now don't move anything to the cloud without shielding it."
A pair of hands on a computer
By Kat Jercich 01:28 pm February 03, 2021
"In 2020, we saw ransomware go mainstream," said analysts in a new report released by the cybersecurity vendor, which identified the top five most prevalent strains.
cyberattack
By Sara Mageit 10:20 am February 03, 2021
Serco was targeted by Babuk ransomware who claimed to have had access to Serco's systems for three weeks.
Montefiore Medical Center
By Mike Miliard 02:59 pm February 01, 2021
The New York health system said an employee, who has been fired, inappropriately accessed electronic health records and viewed clinical information, including test results and diagnoses.
A healthcare worker prepares the COVID-19 vaccine
By Kat Jercich 02:17 pm February 01, 2021
Theft and fraud are becoming major patient safety issues – and experts say the patchwork nationwide approach to COVID-19 vaccine distribution could be making matters worse.
Epic logo at a booth
By Kat Jercich 11:29 am February 01, 2021
The pathway discovered at Michigan-based Beaumont Health allowed users to "cut in line" to schedule unauthorized appointments and circumvent current state mandates.
President Joe Biden stands in front of monitors
By Kat Jercich 12:36 pm January 25, 2021
Reports suggest that President Joe Biden is likely to tap three Obama-era officials for key cyber positions as the government continues to respond to the SolarWinds hack and other high-profile threats.