Patient identifiers embedded in medical images used for online presentations are at risk of inadvertent discovery by advanced web-crawling technologies in search engines, three radiology associations warn.
In the past few months the healthcare sector has undergone an unprecedented digital transformation. In fact, many organizations found themselves having to do this quick shift over a weekend.
Prior to the pandemic encryption had been a healthcare challenge. The advent of a remote workforce and new telehealth...
Federal regulators have issued another round of security alerts about vulnerabilities in medical device products from several manufacturers, including an update on those affected by so-called "Ripple-20" flaws earlier identified in the Treck TCP/IP stack.
How many different shades of bizarre is the data breach notification issued by software vendor Blackbaud? Over the course of three paragraphs, Blackbaud normalizes hacking, congratulates its amazing cybersecurity team, and says it cares so much for its customers that it paid a ransom to attackers.
In an exclusive, wide-ranging video interview, Don Rucker, M.D., HHS national coordinator for health IT, discusses why more work needs to be done to protect the privacy of health data as well as why the U.S. needs to ramp up secure health information exchange among clinicians.
The owner of a telemedicine company and the operator of a durable medical equipment firm have pleaded guilty in connection with a nationwide, $480 million telemedicine fraud conspiracy. So far, 26 individuals have been charged in connection with the case.
As cyberthreats facing healthcare organizations soar, medical device maker Becton, Dickinson and Co. has ramped up its process for coordinated disclosure of vulnerabilities to help identify, assess and communicate issues to regulators and industry stakeholders, says BD's Dana-Megan Rossi.
In mere weeks, the healthcare industry was able to leapfrog ahead years in its digital transformation. But at a price to data security, which now faces new kinds of exposure. Zettaset CEO Tim Reilly discusses these vulnerabilities and the future of encryption in the healthcare sector.
The number of companies and individuals affected by an April ransomware attack on managed care provider Magellan Health continues to grow. This illustrates the risks faced by interconnected organizations in the healthcare sector.
Time for another internet of things update nightmare: Researchers have found that a little-known but widely used TCP/IP software library built into millions of internet-connected devices has 19 flaws that need fixing. Developer Treck has issued fixes, but how many vulnerable devices will end up patched?
Two recently reported health data breaches illustrate persistent security challenges - defending against ransomware attacks as well as unauthorized access to email - that sometimes can expose years' worth of data.