By Chris Bowen – While the Capital One data breach was not targeted at the healthcare industry, characteristics of the attack have sadly become commonplace in health systems throughout the world.
By Matt Fisher – Questions around the state of privacy for healthcare and other information are being left unanswered in many regards. Many services and tools fall outside the “traditional” healthcare realm, which means HIPAA and state-level legal protections focused on…
By Grant Elliott – We hear about personal data breaches and cybersecurity attacks daily in the news. The California Consumer Privacy Act is one state’s answer to the outcry for individual data protection. Yes, it’s a just state law, but California has the world’s 5th largest economy and that means….
By Janet Rae-Dupree – Now that it’s upending the way you play music, cook, shop, hear the news and check the weather, the friendly voice emanating from your Amazon Alexa-enabled smart speaker is poised to wriggle its way into all things health care.
By Chris Bowen – In part one of this series, we talked about healthcare’s broad adoption of cloud and the advantages that are driving that transformation. Now let’s explore what you need to be considering with regard to security and compliance as you migrate to the cloud.
By Matt Fisher – With the number of cyberattacks focusing on healthcare for purposes ranging from destruction of data to impersonating a physician or other clinician to just taking data, it is truer than ever that a successful attack is only a matter of time.
By Art Gross – Cybercriminals continue to flex their muscles on the healthcare industry with ransomware hitting an Ohio medical practice earlier this month. NEO Urology in Boardman, Ohio, suffered a complex ransomware attack, with hackers encrypting the organization’s entire computer system.
By Art Gross – In 2018, 71% of ransomware attacks targeted small businesses, according to a report by Beazley Breach Response Services. It’s clear that small businesses are a cybercriminals favorite target, yet many remain unprepared to handle a cyber-attack.
By Clyde Hewitt – It is safe to assume that most hospitals still struggle to find ways to address their medical device cybersecurity risks. The primary challenge is not technical, it’s the organizational inertia that keeps getting in the way.
By Matt Fisher – A scenario growing in frequency for physician practices and other healthcare organizations is the desire for patients to communicate with clinicians using the same tools as in everyday life.
By Marty Puranik – While the majority of HIPAA violations involve electronic data breaches, the HIPAA Security Rule requires that healthcare providers and business associates implement “physical safeguards for all workstations that access ePHI to restrict access to authorized users.”
By Art Gross – Quest Diagnostics, one of the country’s largest blood testing providers announced that nearly 12 million patients may have had their sensitive information compromised in a data breach.
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