How can healthcare organizations better address the many challenges they face involving the security of legacy medical devices? Device security specialist Ben Ransford offers insights on critical steps that can help reduce the risks.
Several health data breaches involving phishing attacks - including one that potentially exposed data on more than 100,000 individuals - have been added to the federal health data breach tally this month. Why do these breaches keep happening, and what more can be done to prevent them?
The organization that manages IT for Singapore's public healthcare sector says it has terminated, demoted or financially penalized several employees for their roles in the handling of a 2017 cyberattack on SingHealth, the nation's largest healthcare group. What do U.S. security experts think of these measures?
The digital revolution has given healthcare organizations new tools to increase team efficiency and improve their customer experience. But it's also opened up new vectors that cybercriminals can use to attack. As your attack surface expands to web infrastructure that you don't own or control, it becomes increasingly...
Major health data breaches added to the official federal tally in 2018 impacted more than twice as many individuals as the incidents added to the list 2017. But the 2018 victim total was far less than in 2016 and 2015, when the healthcare sector was hit with a string of huge cyberattacks.
Will the Department of Health and Human Services' request for feedback on potential changes to HIPAA eventually result in modifications to the regulation, including certain provisions that touch on privacy and security issues? There's a long road to travel before any changes actually might get made.
In its third enforcement action in recent weeks, federal regulators have hit a Colorado medical center with a HIPAA fine in a case involving failure to terminate a former employee's remote access to patient data. Other organizations can use the case as a "teachable moment," one attorney advises.
The healthcare sector is making progress in moving from a reactive to a proactive approach to cybersecurity as it learns lessons from other sectors, including financial services, says Greg Garcia, executive director for cybersecurity at the Healthcare and Public Health Sector Coordinating Council.
Patient identity management is the prescription for improving remote patient access, portal adoption and patient satisfaction. Forward-thinking enterprises have realized that integrated proven strategies for identity management are a significant factor in success for both patients and providers.
Protecting the Department of Health and Human Services' systems, data - and program beneficiaries - from evolving cyberthreats is a top challenge for the agency, according to a new report that recommends action items.
The hype around artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) has exploded, sometimes overshadowing the real uses and innovations happening every day at organizations across the globe. The reality is that applying AI and ML to data-dependent challenges presents the opportunity for better security, faster...
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