Healthcare organizations need to take several key steps to protect their environments from the type of cyber-attacks that recently affected Anthem Inc. and Premera Blue Cross, says security expert Mac McMillan of CynergisTek.
Although recent hacking incidents in the healthcare sector have targeted large insurers, business associates, self-insured companies and even smaller hospitals should be bracing for cyber-attacks, says Daniel Berger, CEO of the consultancy Redspin.
After a three-year delay, federal regulators remain tight-lipped about when the next round of HIPAA compliance audits will begin. But a variety of HIPAA-related guidance is in the works, a government official reveals at the HIMSS15 conference.
Despite the growing attention that federal regulators have been giving to medical device cybersecurity, many healthcare organizations still neglect those devices in their risk management and compliance programs, says security expert Andrew Hicks.
Over the last six months, the University of Vermont Medical Center has seen a spike in phishing attempts, including those laced with malware in an attempt to steal credentials, says CISO Heather Roszkowski, who describes her defensive efforts.
At an April 12 workshop during the HIMSS 2015 Conference in Chicago, security experts, including Mark Dill of the Cleveland Clinic, offer timely insights on how to improve breach prevention and response.
Lucia Savage, chief privacy officer at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, describes an updated privacy and security guide for physician practices and discusses a variety of other cybersecurity issues in an interview at HIMSS15.
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.
The Health Information Trust Alliance is attempting to launch a study, fueled by anonymized data gathered from healthcare organizations, to get a better understanding about the severity and pervasiveness of cyber-attacks in the sector.
West Virginia United Health System is taking a multi-step approach to thwarting insider threats, including aggressive analysis of access audits, says assistant CIO Mark Combs, who helps lead the system's privacy and security efforts.
As new cyberthreats emerge, medical device maker Philips Healthcare is implementing a four-prong strategy for ensuring the cybersecurity of its products. Michael McNeil, global product security and services officer, outlines the steps.
What are the top security priorities for healthcare's "CIO of the Year"? Bolstering defenses against phishing, malware and remote attacks head the list, says Sue Schade, CIO at the University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers.