To ensure data integrity and patient safety, healthcare organizations must tackle a number of medical device security challenges, ranging from asset management to patching, says security expert Evan Francen, who offers tips.
With the number of vulnerabilities on the rise, and their severity increasing, how can you identify the biggest cyber threats to your business - and know what to fix first?
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Over the past two years, the number of ransomware attacks against state and local government agencies has increased. But at the same time, these victims are paying less to attackers. A new analysis by threat intelligence firm Recorded Future asks: Why the discrepancy?
Attackers exploiting a buffer overflow in WhatsApp's signaling software to automatically infect devices with malware - without users even having to answer their phone - and then alter call logs to hide attack traces is "a bit of a nightmare scenario," says cybersecurity expert Alan Woodward.
A ransomware attack reported by a business associate that impacted more than three dozen clients and nearly 207,000 individuals is among the latest incidents added to the Department of Health and Human Services' data breach tally. Here's the latest health data breach tracking update.
Federal regulators have reached a $3 million HIPAA settlement in a case alleging that a medical imaging services provider delayed investigating and mitigating a breach involving patient information leaking onto the internet via a web server - and delayed notification of victims as well.
Federal regulators and medical device maker Philips have issued alerts about a security vulnerability in the company's Tasy electronic medical records system that could put patient data at risk. How common is this type of vulnerability?
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The financial services industry gets phished more than most. How well do banks and other institutions defend themselves? In some respects quite well, but no one should be complacent.
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Healthcare stakeholders and security and privacy experts are sizing up the second draft of the government's Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement, the latest in a decades-long series of attempts to pave the way for secure national exchange of health information to improve patient outcomes.
A "flaw" in the file format of the DICOM standard for communication of medical imaging information could be exploited to hide malware in MRI and CT scans alongside patient data, according to a new research report. But the developer of DICOM contends the feature isn't a flaw and any risks can be mitigated.
Boston Children's Hospital is pioneering the use of Amazon's Alexa voice assist technology in the healthcare sector. John Brownstein, the hospital's chief innovation officer, discusses the security measures involved.
The Department of Health and Human Services has yet to take certain critical actions to help enhance cybersecurity, according to a new GAO report that lists hundreds of recommendations for improving operations that have not been implemented.
In recent years, Las Vegas has become a prototypical smart city. Between its fully autonomous vehicles and its array of IoT sensors, the city aims to embrace innovation without compromising the security of its 650,000 residents and 42 million annual tourists.
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Much like private companies, state and local governments of all kinds are going through a digital transformation at an unprecedented pace: migrating sensitive data to the cloud, installing internet-connected infrastructure, and offering services powered by smart devices.
At the same time, cyber-criminals are also...