Privacy & Security

Blue Cross Blue Shield building exterior with logos
By Jessica Davis 09:30 am September 21, 2018
An employee uploaded a file containing member information to a public-facing website in April, but officials did not discover the error until July.
email inbox

A new study finds one in every hundred emails sent around the globe has malicious intent.

By Jessica Davis 01:13 pm September 19, 2018
Drafted by the U.K. National Cyber Security Centre, the guidance provides insight into preventing phishing attacks, bolstering third-party management and other security threats.
technician in server room
By Mike Miliard 08:00 am September 18, 2018
Five roles to develop and four rules to follow for effective and secure data governance in the age of AI, analytics, pop health and precision medicine.
pregnant woman getting an ultrasound
By Jessica Davis 02:42 pm September 13, 2018
The Fetal Diagnostic Institute of the Pacific was able to restore data from backups, and with help from a cybersecurity firm wipe the virus from the infected server.
Infant bioprint tool used on infant in hospital
By Mike Miliard 01:39 pm September 13, 2018
University of California San Diego researchers have created a new biometric technology they say could help securely identify children and and even newborns with just the wave of a finger.
AHA President and CEO Rick Pollack speaking at AHA Summit

AHA President and CEO Rick Pollack announces the new AHA Center for Health Innovation at AHA Summit. Credit: Twitter

By Mike Miliard 02:52 pm September 10, 2018
The AHA's new initiative aims to help health systems navigate the complex imperatives of value-based care with new ideas, market intelligence, cybersecurity help and more.
Shiny object glass orb perched on rock concept art
By Jessica Davis 09:31 am September 07, 2018
Hackers are constantly innovating attack methods and organizations need to follow suit, by following trends and choosing cybersecurity tools that fit their business needs.
James Gfrerer testifying at the Senate Committee for Veterans Affairs

James Gfrerer testifying at the Senate Committee for Veterans Affairs. Credit: Senate.gov

By Jessica Davis 04:24 pm September 06, 2018
During the Wednesday confirmation hearing, James Gfrerer said he’d also be an advocate for maintaining VistA during the 10-year process to implement the new Cerner EHR.
Ryuk ransomware

Credit: HHS Cybersecurity Program report

By Jessica Davis 03:26 pm September 05, 2018
Similar to the notorious SamSam variant that has wreaked havoc on the healthcare sector, the new ransomware only infects crucial assets and resources.
Screensnaps of Whats App, iMessage and Facebook Messenger

Screensnaps of Whats App, iMessage and Facebook Messenger.

By Mike Miliard 02:45 pm August 29, 2018
Although the health system has been repeatedly dinged for lax security practices, most NHS hospitals aren't discouraging use of consumer messaging tools.

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