Weaponized malware, hackers holding data hostage, social engineering and spearphishing campaigns — those are just the basic attack types common today. Hospitals also have to safeguard against the next big threat to health data when there’s literally no way to know what it will look like or when it might come.
During October, we talk to infosec executives and experts about the problems and practical steps to securing sensitive data, advice about what to do (and what not to do) during and after a security incident, and a look at emerging trends, such as analytics and evidence-based security that hospitals should know about.
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.
Despite the healthcare sector’s awareness of medical device flaws, many are still focused on whether a patient has been harmed. But to UC San Diego researcher, emergency medicine provider Christian Dameff, MD, it’s more about retaining patient trust and ensure the technology doesn’t fail.
Chad Wilson, director of information security at Children’s National, explains how timely access to applications in a healthcare setting is measured in seconds so the balance between usability and security is a big challenge.
Theresa Payton, president and CEO of Fortalice Solutions, explains how to avoid digital disasters with a segmentation strategy that includes on-going testing with data, equipment and third-party vendors to put security assumptions to the test.
Kirk Lippold, commander of United States Navy (RET), explains how intellectual honesty requires a commitment to sit down with people in the organization to review what happened after a crisis and find a new normal.
As seen with Nuance and the Allscripts lawsuit, when a breach or cyber incident occurs – like ransomware or network outage – an organization can face serious ramifications for failing to be transparent about what happened.
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.
Jeff Tully, security researcher at the UC Davis, and Christian Dameff, emergency medical doctor at the UC San Diego, break down how bad actors infiltrate medical devices and share tips for thwarting attacks.
Jane Harper, director of privacy and security risk management at Henry Ford Health System, discusses why this mantra is essential in security risk management, especially when dealing with 3rd-party tools.
Healthcare continued to be a lucrative target for hackers in 2017 with weaponized ransomware, misconfigured cloud storage buckets and phishing emails dominating the year. In 2018, these threats will continue and cybercriminals will likely get more creative despite better awareness among healthcare organizations at the executive level for the funding needed to protect themselves.
This collection highlights some of the biggest breaches across the industry – and points to some mistakes to avoid in the future.
From artificial intelligence, analytics and cloud services to EHRs, revenue cycle and telemedicine tools, health technologies are changing. Fast. Our next-gen series dives into the front-runners, startups and stalwarts to share insights about what’s coming on the near horizon from the very experts shaping the future of healthcare.
Innovation is everywhere in healthcare right now. Apps, big data, social, mobile and open APIs foretell disruption that could emerge from inside or outside the traditional health IT space.
In September, we'll talk to the technologists and hospitals leaders about their top priorities, how they foster the development of innovative projects, apps and devices, as well as advice for overcoming the hardest challenges – all while preparing strategies to keep pace in the fast-changing world of health information and technology.