Far too many healthcare organizations and their business associates are still neglecting to address some data security basics, says privacy and security expert Rebecca Herold, who recommends they resolve to take three critical steps in the new year.
An analysis of a National Institute of Standards and Technology initiative to identify algorithms that could defend encryption against attacks from quantum computers leads the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report. Also featured: An update on new FDA guidance on cybersecurity for medical devices.
This edition of the ISMG Security Report features an analysis of recommendations by a U.S. House Encryption Working Group that Congress should not enact legislation that requires technology companies to help law enforcement authorities bypass encryption on the devices they manufacture.
Three Romanian men accused of running a cybercrime ring that used custom-built "Bayrob" malware and money mules to steal at least $4 million from victims have been extradited to face charges in the United States.
Encrypting healthcare data is a no-brainer, right? It keeps your organization off the Wall of Shame in the event of a breach, and it's just the right thing to do. So, why are so many healthcare entities still failing to encrypt?
The mobile workforce has arrived, and employees everywhere are leveraging the convenience of their smartphones and tablets. But while workers enjoy the freedom of being slightly less tethered to their desks, IT minds the security risks.
Mobile device management (MDM) lets IT be the voice of reason while granting...
When physicians and nurses use their own mobile devices to access clinical information and communicate with patients, an advanced form of encryption can help ensure all sensitive data remains secure, Jonathan Cohen of Synchronoss explains in this video interview.
While the rapid influx of smart devices, including tablets and phones, and mobility workforce trends is adding significant complexity to IT operations, the increase in employee productivity, collaboration, and satisfaction that mobile technologies offer is not lost on business leaders.
Healthcare technology leaders...
The ransomware-as-a-service operation known as Cerber is earning at least $200,000 per month via ransoms paid by victims, says Check Point Software Technologies' Gadi Naveh. In an audio interview, he explains that bitcoins and high levels of automation are key to the operation's success.
Russian hackers may think twice before traveling outside the country for a vacation in light of the arrest of alleged 2012 LinkedIn hacker "Yevgeniy N." by Czech police at a restaurant in Prague earlier this month.
Because hackers are increasingly targeting healthcare organizations in search of valuable patient information, it's more important than ever to ensure that data remains inaccessible to intruders. In addition to using the very latest techniques to fight malware, hospitals, clinics and others need to use effective...
As cyberattacks on healthcare entities continue to surge, federal regulators are urging organizations to safeguard network-attached storage devices and other gear that supports or enables file transfer protocol services.
New long-awaited federal guidance clarifies that cloud services providers that handle protected health information are nearly always considered business associates under HIPAA and, as a result, must meet the regulation's security requirements.