Privacy & Security

infosec leader with network infrastructure
By Healthcare IT News 10:02 am October 26, 2018
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HIMSS Security Forum Leadership Panel
By Jessica Davis 11:19 am October 16, 2018
While healthcare organizations are better understanding and investing in cybersecurity needs, hackers are keeping pace -- and then some, according to a panel of CISOs at the HIMSS Security Forum in Boston.
Theresa Payton, CEO of Fortalice Solutions

Theresa Payton, CEO of Fortalice Solutions, speaking at the HIMSS Healthcare Security Forum in Boston on Monday.

By Tom Sullivan 01:54 pm October 15, 2018
Experts at the HIMSS Healthcare Security Forum said the next phase of infosec should be to secure the human and put safety nets in place to protect them.
By Beth Jones Sanborn 11:22 am October 15, 2018
Basic building blocks of a good information security plan can be found at lower costs than many might expect.
cardiac implant xray
By Jessica Davis 04:56 pm October 12, 2018
The Food and Drug Administration issued a cybersecurity alert on two Medtronic devices that could allow a hacker to hijack the software update process to change the device’s function. Medtronic disabled the online software update to eliminate the flaw. IMPACT
phishing key on computer
By Jessica Davis 02:14 pm October 12, 2018
For more than a month, two separate employee accounts were compromised by the cyberattacks before the IT department discovered the hack.
By Dave Muoio 11:49 am October 11, 2018
Skipping out on comprehensive device documentation and risk assessment will cripple an organization's cybersecurity program, experts say.
medcall breach report

A screensnap of the Amazon S3 bucket indicating thousands of protected personal information were leaked from from MedCall Advisors. Credit: Databreaches.net

By Jessica Davis 12:17 pm October 10, 2018
A researcher discovered the North Carolina-based tech vendor is leaking protected patient data through its Amazon S3 bucket twice in a month.
HIPAA complaince audit form
By Corinne Smith 11:15 am October 10, 2018
As HIPAA was written when most providers still used paper charts, the framework today has plenty of room for improvement.
email login
By Jessica Davis 09:38 pm October 09, 2018
A hacker obtained access to an employee email account of California-based Gold Coast Health Plan, attempting to fraudulently move funds to their account.

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