Building better relationships between organizations' privacy and security teams and the workforce, as well as between covered entities and their business associates, is essential to improving patient data security. That was a key theme at last week's Healthcare Information Security Summit in San Francisco.
Adjusting risk management strategies in the aftermath of the newly discovered hacker attack on Excellus BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other recent massive cyber-attacks, will be among the hot topics discussed at the Healthcare Information Security Summit in San Francisco on Sept. 17.
If there's one thing federal regulators want to drill into the heads of covered entities and business associates about data breach prevention, it's this: Stop procrastinating, and conduct a risk analysis and encrypt most of your computing devices right away.
What do federal regulators have to say about the current state of health data security and privacy? And what are the top priorities of the new federal point person for HIPAA enforcement? Find out by following our coverage of an HHS/NIST security conference this week.
The outrage directed at Oracle Corp.'s security chief after a recent blog post in which she scolded third parties who scan the company's software looking for security flaws had a familiar ring: Do medical device makers have a similar cybersecurity attitude?
Does your organization really have a clear idea of what measures your business associates are taking to safeguard your most sensitive data? Yet another breach, this one affecting Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield, points to the risks.
At ISMG's Healthcare Information Security Summit, a CIO and two CISOs offered insights on winning CEO support for information security spending as well as building a culture of security. Find out what they had to say.
John Halamka, M.D., CIO of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, is among the expert speakers who will be offering insights at the inaugural Healthcare Information Security summit in Boston this week. See what else is on tap.
In the wake of recent alerts about infusion pump security vulnerabilities, now's a good time for all healthcare organizations to reassess their basic practices for keeping medical devices secure and safe. Check out what the VA is doing.
The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society 2015 Conference in Chicago offers many new opportunities to learn about health data privacy and security issues, including the debut of a Cybersecurity Command Center.
While cyberthreats are rising, budgets for information security are not for many of the respondents to our 2015 Healthcare Information Security Today survey. The VA, however, is spelling out plans to boost security spending.
Preliminary results of the fourth annual Healthcare Information Security Today survey indicate that information security leaders have big concerns about their business associates. There's still time left to participate in the study.