Privacy & Security

Hackers breached one of the largest clinical laboratories in US in July.
By Jessica Davis 11:52 am July 17, 2018
Hackers breached one of the largest clinical laboratories over the weekend, forcing a shutdown of the network to contain the cyberattack.
underinvesting in cybersecurity can cost you a lot per patient record
By Jessica Davis 04:21 pm July 13, 2018
A breach in financial services, the second most expensive sector, costs only half of what hospitals wind up spending.
Healthcare security forum panel talks about cybersecurity innovation in San Francisco

On left, Healthcare IT News Editor-in-Chief Tom Sullivan moderates a panel at the Healthcare Security Forum in San Francisco in May.

By Tom Sullivan 03:31 pm July 13, 2018
Here's a look at why a secure innovation foundation is important – and some advice for getting started building one.
RFID security for hospitals
By Mitchell Parker 08:52 am July 13, 2018
The final in a four-part series maps out ways to get radio frequency identification tools right and what health org’s should expect to do, even when vendors claim “no IT involvement.”
GandCrab ransomware variant targeting legacy systems

Credit: Fortinet

By Jessica Davis 03:07 pm July 12, 2018
The newest variant of the prolific ransomware forms this year has been updated to include a stolen National Security Agency exploit.
AI and blockchain will help hospitals adapt to value-based care

CIOs must align their goals with the requirements of payment models and deliver on patient outcomes.

By Bill Siwicki 10:21 am July 12, 2018
Healthcare executives need to track these three key technology advancements to keep pace with coming changes.
RFID security for hospitals
By Mitchell Parker 09:48 am July 12, 2018
The third in a four-part series outlines the path to secure radio frequency identification.
Ransomware attack on Cass Regional shuts down EHR

Cass Regional Medical Center in Harrisonville, Missouri. Credit: Facebook

By Jessica Davis 03:21 pm July 11, 2018
Emergency and stroke patients are still being diverted to ensure patients receive the best possible care, but the Missouri health system remains fully operational thanks to its prepared incident response plan.
RFID security for hospitals requires data monitoring

Intercepting the unauthorized reading of RFID tags or information is difficult but limiting the association of these tags with patient information can mitigate the threat.

By Mitchell Parker 10:08 am July 10, 2018
The second in a four-part series looks at what healthcare providers need to do when implementing radio frequency identification because it’s not secure enough on its own.
Phishing attack on Manitowoc County breaches PHI for 3 months
By Jessica Davis 01:02 pm July 09, 2018
Hackers hijacked an employee email account and diverted emails sent to the account to another account for which the county did not have access.

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