Privacy & Security

Microsoft booth HIMSS conference
By Bill Siwicki 11:31 am March 15, 2021
In 2020, a record number of 1,268 Microsoft vulnerabilities were discovered, a 48% increase year over year, a BeyondTrust report finds. Its CISO sits for an interview to dig deep into the findings.
vaccine passport, covid
By Tammy Lovell 04:19 am March 13, 2021
Passengers travelling to Martinique and Guadeloupe will use smartphone app to prove COVID-safe status.
By Tammy Lovell 09:17 am March 12, 2021
The Information Commissioner's Office is investigating claims that staff used personal email addresses to send health data.
The Google Cloud logo
By Kat Jercich 01:52 pm March 10, 2021
The API is aimed at giving healthcare app developers and clinical researchers a simple way to manage consent regarding health data use.
Doctor pointing to electronic medical record on a screen
By Susan Morse 10:09 am March 10, 2021
OCR says it anticipates a high degree of public interest because the HIPAA Privacy Rule affects nearly anyone. 
Web traffic
By Mike Miliard 04:48 pm March 08, 2021
Health system websites are being buffeted with bad bots – an increase of 372% over the past six months, according to a new report – and that's making it harder to secure spots for COVID-19 vaccination.
By Bill Siwicki 12:01 pm March 08, 2021
A healthcare cybersecurity expert offers key advice on how best to protect digital assets.
By Mike Miliard 05:09 pm March 05, 2021
Such attempts are up 580% since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, and healthcare is a major target, a new Crowdstrike report shows.
Security staff clusters in a server room
By Kat Jercich 09:22 am March 05, 2021
The September 2020 apparent ransomware incident led to a network shutdown throughout the health system's U.S. facilities.
cyber attacks, Philips, COVID-19 vaccine
By Sara Mageit 06:49 am March 05, 2021
Also, data reveals surge in vaccine-related cyber-attacks.