Privacy & Security

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By Jessica Davis 03:37 pm October 16, 2018
Part three in our cyber insurance series highlights red flags and common mistakes to avoid when shopping for a cyber policy.
HIMSS Security Forum Leadership Panel
By Jessica Davis 11:19 am October 16, 2018
While healthcare organizations are better understanding and investing in cybersecurity needs, hackers are keeping pace -- and then some, according to a panel of CISOs at the HIMSS Security Forum in Boston.
Theresa Payton, CEO of Fortalice Solutions

Theresa Payton, CEO of Fortalice Solutions, speaking at the HIMSS Healthcare Security Forum in Boston on Monday.

By Tom Sullivan 01:54 pm October 15, 2018
Experts at the HIMSS Healthcare Security Forum said the next phase of infosec should be to secure the human and put safety nets in place to protect them.
By Beth Jones Sanborn 11:22 am October 15, 2018
Basic building blocks of a good information security plan can be found at lower costs than many might expect.
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By Jessica Davis 04:56 pm October 12, 2018
The Food and Drug Administration issued a cybersecurity alert on two Medtronic devices that could allow a hacker to hijack the software update process to change the device’s function. Medtronic disabled the online software update to eliminate the flaw.
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By Jessica Davis 02:14 pm October 12, 2018
For more than a month, two separate employee accounts were compromised by the cyberattacks before the IT department discovered the hack.
Anahi Santiago, Heather Roszkowski and Cris Ewell.

CISOs Anahi Santiago, Heather Roszkowski and Cris Ewell.

By Mike Miliard 02:35 pm October 11, 2018
Keeping software up to date without disrupting care delivery requires a plan for regular patching – and responding to emergency alerts when necessary.
By Dave Muoio 11:49 am October 11, 2018
Skipping out on comprehensive device documentation and risk assessment will cripple an organization's cybersecurity program, experts say.
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By Jessica Davis 02:08 pm October 10, 2018
HITRUST launched a security program to help start-up companies bolster their privacy and security foundations, including the adoption of the most comprehensive risk m
medcall breach report

A screensnap of the Amazon S3 bucket indicating thousands of protected personal information were leaked from from MedCall Advisors. Credit: Databreaches.net

By Jessica Davis 12:17 pm October 10, 2018
A researcher discovered the North Carolina-based tech vendor is leaking protected patient data through its Amazon S3 bucket twice in a month.

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