Privacy & Security

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.
HIMSS Healthcare Security Forum to focus on business continuity, breach response
By Jessica Davis 02:30 pm July 30, 2018
Former White House CIO and CBS star Theresa Payton will keynote the two-day event, focused on the threat landscape, boardroom involvement and the tools to shore up vulnerabilities.
James Paul Gfrerer nominated as VA CIO
By Jessica Davis 10:13 am July 30, 2018
If confirmed, James Paul Gfrerer will work closely with ONC’s Genevieve Morris on the Cerner EHR modernization project.
biometrics entering new era in healthcare
By Bill Siwicki 09:19 am July 30, 2018
Hospitals, consultants and tech vendors explain what’s happening now and where biometrics are headed.
Homeland Security warns of spike in ERP system attacks
By Jessica Davis 03:59 pm July 26, 2018
The web-based applications are designed to help organizations manage finances, HR issues and more – meaning they contain troves of personal data sought by nation-state hackers and other cybercriminals.
By Jessica Davis 12:14 pm July 26, 2018
An investigation into a ransomware attack found hackers peppered Missouri-based Blue Springs Family Care with a variety of malware programs, which gave them full access to its systems.
RDP backdoors for $10 to hack into healthcare systems
By Jessica Davis 09:08 am July 25, 2018
With access to hacked machines cheaply available and thousands of new ports being added daily, it’s imperative to shore up this preventable threat.

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