The healthcare sector is slowly making progress yet still has a long way to go in ensuring that all endpoint devices are being effectively protected, says security expert Mac McMillan. What steps need to be taken?
Penetration testing can help find vulnerabilities that aren't typically identified by scanning and other monitoring. But the testing comes with some risks, Duke Health CISO Chuck Kelser and pen tester John Nye explain in a joint interview.
Recent ransomware attacks on healthcare entities have been a major security wake-up call, says Rod Piechowski, senior director of health information systems at of HIMSS, who explains what action is needed.
More healthcare organizations are "decoupling" their HIPAA compliance efforts from their cybersecurity initiatives, a sign that the sector is maturing, says security expert Axel Wirth, discussing findings of a new study by HIMSS Analytics and Symantec.
Bringing identity and access management to the next level and investigating the potential that blockchain offers to improve the management of device IDs are among the priority security projects at Sentara Healthcare, an integrated delivery system serving Virginia and North Carolina, says CISO Daniel Bowden.
Based on the feedback it received, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT will consider making tweaks to its proposed Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement, including provisions related to privacy and security, says ONC's Genevieve Morris.
HHS Office for Civil Rights Director Roger Severino told an audience at the HIMSS18 conference Tuesday that there will be "no slowdown" in the agency's HIPAA enforcement efforts. But he told ISMG following the presentation that there will be no phase 3 for HIPAA compliance audits.
To keep up with the ever-evolving cyberthreat landscape, healthcare organizations must combine basic security principles with advanced technologies, Kristopher Kusche, CISO at Albany Medical Center, says in an interview at the HIMSS18 conference.
When working with cloud service providers, healthcare organizations must take responsibility for security practices rather than relying on the vendor, says Sonia Arista, a security consultant who formerly was CISO at Tufts Medical Center. She's a featured speaker at the HIMSS18 conference.
Healthcare organizations must take several important steps to improve their risk management programs, but the most critical move is incorporating security into their system development lifecycles, says security expert Bob Chaput, a featured speaker at the HIMSS18 conference.
User behavior analytics and data loss prevention tools are among the most promising yet underutilized or improperly implemented security technologies in healthcare, says security consultant Mark Dill, formerly of the Cleveland Clinic, a featured speaker at the HIMSS18 conference.
The new generation of deception technology can play an important role in helping healthcare organizations detect malware, including ransomware, but it requires careful implementation to get the most value, says Mitch Parker, CISO at Indiana University Health System.
Cybersecurity will again be in the spotlight at this year's Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society conference, March 5 to 9 in Las Vegas. The event will feature numerous CISO presentations, updates from regulators and displays of the latest technologies.