Privacy & Security

doctor using smartphone
By Bill Siwicki 02:09 pm August 23, 2018
An Internet of Things expert from Travelers discusses equipment maintenance software, smart screens and IoT-linked cabinets.
exterior view of Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital in Portland, Oregon

Credit: M.O. Stevens

By Jessica Davis 02:58 pm August 22, 2018
The hackers went undetected for several weeks at the Portland, Oregon-based health system.
NHS hospital sign in UK
By Jessica Davis 12:59 pm August 21, 2018
Months after all NHS trusts failed security assessments, a new assessment from a think tank found the majority of hospitals still are leaning on handwritten documentation, and often misplace patient records.
Exterior view of Augusta University Hospital in Augusta, Georgia

Augusta University Medical Center in Augusta, Georgia. Credit: augustahealth.org

By Jessica Davis 03:48 pm August 17, 2018
The Georgia provider was hit by two cyberattacks in September 2017, but did not explain when the breach was discovered.
Maryland State House in Annapolis

Maryland's state house and capital in Annapolis.

By Jessica Davis 12:48 pm August 16, 2018
While the state program had a security program in place, it lacked sufficient controls over the data and its operation.
Fax machines can breach a network

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By Jessica Davis 12:25 pm August 15, 2018
While CMS Administrator Seema Verma called for the end of fax machine use by 2020, new Check Point research found a hacker could steal data from a flaw in the fax protocol.
FDA building

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By Jessica Davis 09:53 am August 15, 2018
McAfee researchers show just how easy it is to hack into devices -- but new MedCrypt data shows government guidance may be putting device manufacturers on the right trajectory to shore up this real threat.
exterior of Sobeys pharmacy in Windsor Nova Scotia

Sobeys pharmacy in Windsor, Nova Scotia. Credit: Google Maps

By Lynne Minion 11:27 am August 13, 2018
She snooped in the EHRs of nearly four dozen people over two years.
blockchain digital ledger technology of patient records
By Bill Siwicki 07:16 am August 13, 2018
The technology alone won’t fix patient ID issues but it can bring some of the data accessibility, interoperability, integrity and security hospitals need.
cybersecurity computer screen breaches
By Jessica Davis 04:29 pm August 09, 2018
More than 3 million patient records were breached between April and June, highlighting an even bigger issue: Risk increases over time without proper education or reporting.

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