Privacy & Security

hacking breaches
By Diana Manos 09:59 am November 16, 2018
While the number of overall data breaches is down, incidents involving 100 million or more records continue to be a concern, a new report found.
By Mike Miliard 12:11 pm November 15, 2018
Informatics group said the blurring lines between consumer and medical information systems demands privacy policies relevant to both sides.
By Diana Manos 09:06 am November 15, 2018
HHS said it is looking to remove regulatory barriers to health information sharing and the plan just took a first step.
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By Laura Lovett 11:47 am November 12, 2018
Amazon Translate, Amazon Comprehend and Amazon Transcribe will now be HIPAA eligible.
WannaCry infosec
By 12:11 pm November 08, 2018
Last year’s WannaCry ransomware attack on the UK health service did more than expose weaknesses in healthcare cyber resilience – it also highlighted weaknesses in emergency responses to healthcare cyber attacks.
misconfigured database breach
By Jessica Davis 03:59 pm November 05, 2018
The Attorney General also banned the former business associate of Virtua Medical Group from doing business in the state for accidentally uploading 1,654 patient files to an FTP server left open to the public.
Congressional Consumer Data Protection Legislation
By Jessica Davis 03:27 pm November 02, 2018
Introduced by Sen. Ron Wyden, the Consumer Data Protection Act overhauls internet privacy protections and gives FTC the authority to create standards and penalize law-breakers.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in Washington, D.C. Credit: Google Maps

By Jessica Davis 04:44 pm October 31, 2018
The new HHS-DHS Health Cybersecurity Coordination Center, HC3, replaces the Healthcare Cybersecurity Communications and Integration Center after a year of turmoil and unraveling.
cybersecurity infosec
By Tom Sullivan 10:06 am October 31, 2018
We took a pulse of the state of infosec, heard experts rate industry maturity and learned smart tactics for advancing your security posture.
Ransomware virus on healthcare sector
By Jessica Davis 03:03 pm October 30, 2018
A new Symantec report finds the notorious, highly targeted virus is primarily hitting the U.S. – especially the healthcare sector, where hackers may believe orgs are more likely to pay.

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