While the director of the HHS Office for Civil Rights says HIPAA enforcement remains a top priority for the agency, obtaining enough resources to carry out its mission is an ongoing battle, says former OCR official Deven McGraw.
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.
As more data moves to the cloud, and cyberattacks multiply, organizations need to adopt an alternate paradigm of security, says Nikhil V. Bagalkotkar, a virtualization specialist at Citrix, who describes a new approach.
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.
Leading the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report: America's top general says the U.S. response to Russian election interference isn't as well coordinated as it needs to be, and Pennsylvania sues Uber for failing to notify data breach victims in a timely manner.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Many banking institutions boast of being "digital first" and enabling "omnichannel banking." But are they fully aware of the new fraud risks they also are inviting? Kimberly Sutherland and Kimberly White of LexisNexis Risk Solutions discuss how to mitigate omnichannel fraud.
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.