Privacy & Security

Qliq secure texting app

Qliq secure texting app. Credit: YouTube

By Bill Siwicki 03:35 pm August 09, 2018
A new communication process in the emergency department helped the hospital reduce the time it took a patient to get to their new unit by almost half an hour.
Anahi Santiago, CISO and Christiana Care Health System talking at Healthcare Security Forum in San Francisco
By Tom Sullivan 04:48 pm August 08, 2018
Making security personal to employees and engaging future generations to rekindle the dwindling talent pool are a good start.
cybersecurity authentication logs on computer screen

A sample screen snap of authentication logs. Researchers found OpenEMR vulnerabilities easily let anyone bypass the patient portal authentication with unrestricted upload errors.

By Jessica Davis 02:57 pm August 08, 2018
Security researchers notified the open source EHR managing software of nearly 30 critical vulnerabilities – the second set of vulnerabilities found in a year.
mexican flag
By Jessica Davis 04:28 pm August 07, 2018
A configuration error left a database filled with healthcare data exposed on the internet, and the data could be accessed and changed by anyone without a password.
email login on user screen
By Bill Siwicki 03:56 pm August 07, 2018
Active training via simulated phishing, progressive disciplinary measures, disabling hyperlinks and document execution from emails are among the suggestions.
computer screen with data breach
By Jessica Davis 02:19 pm August 06, 2018
Tied down by staffing and budget issues, while the industry is still debating the best way to fix healthcare’s security woes, hackers are only getting smarter and continuing to shell the industry in full force.
ransomware lock screen for users
By Jessica Davis 08:00 am August 03, 2018
What experts are saying hospitals can do now to avoid falling prey to the ransomware as hackers show no signs of stopping.
By Jessica Davis 01:37 pm August 02, 2018
Orlando Orthopaedic’s transcriptionist vendor misconfigured access to a database during a software upgrade. The health center waited nearly six months to report.
cloud computing in healthcare
By Bill Siwicki 10:22 am August 01, 2018
Don’t leave it up to tech vendors to drive the next phase of integrated data that gets channeled between doctors, payers, providers and patients.
UnityPoint Health phishing attack

Unitypoint Health's Meriter Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin. Credit: Google Maps

By Jessica Davis 11:56 am July 31, 2018
This is the second breach for the health system this year, and the biggest health data breach of 2018 in the U.S.

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