Apple previously scuttled plans to add end-to-end encryption to iCloud backups, Reuters reports, noting that such a move would have complicated law enforcement investigations. But the apparent olive branch hasn't caused the U.S. government to stop vilifying strong encryption and the technology giants that provide it.
Are ransomware shakedowns against healthcare entities taking an even uglier turn? In a recent attack against a Florida-based plastic surgery practice, hackers exfiltrated patients' medical records and threatened to leak them unless both the clinic and patients paid ransoms.
The Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) has disrupted the future strategy of healthcare organizations and market segments. Security breaches have become a major concern for providers, and with the increase in high-profile hacks and hospitals' growing dependence on IoMT devices, cybersecurity is of absolutely critical...
Healthcare is undergoing a massive transformation as it grows in size & complexity causing trends to emerge that have changed the landscape. These trends allow for a better patient experience & management of a patient's health and wellness but they also lend themselves to an ever-evolving attack surface.
How do hospitals' efforts to bolster information security in the aftermath of data breaches potentially affect patient outcomes? Professor Eric Johnson of Vanderbilt University discusses research that shows a worrisome relationship between breach remediation and the delivery of timely patient care.
Healthcare organizations must carefully vet their medical device suppliers to scrutinize how they're handling the security of legacy products and the lifecycle design of new devices, says consultant Kim Hirsch of Fusion Risk Management.
For the second time in recent months, federal regulators have slapped a healthcare provider with a HIPAA financial settlement in a case involving patients' rights to access their health information. Why is this an ongoing compliance problem?
In an in-depth interview, John Halamka, M.D., the former long-time CIO at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, discusses his upcoming move to head Mayo Clinic's global digital health initiative in collaboration with Google - and why privacy and security are so critical to those efforts.
The Australian government's digital health records program manages risk and privacy relatively well, according to a new audit, but there's room for improvement in third-party risk management and emergency access to sensitive health records.
Discover why medical devices, legacy systems and IoT in healthcare are this year's biggest security threats.
The Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) has disrupted the future strategy of healthcare organizations and market segments as we know it. Security breaches have become a major concern for providers, and with...
Healthcare is undergoing a massive transformation. The industry is rapidly growing in size and complexity, and several trends have emerged in medical technology that have changed the landscape entirely. These advances have the power to unleash countless opportunities in diagnosing, treating and managing a patient's...