Adequately tracking the nonstop arrival and departure of officials in the Trump White House might require real-time, multidimensional flowcharts. But one thing is clear: The White House is facing a looming cybersecurity knowledge and expertise deficit, and that deficit may soon get worse.
The New Jersey state attorney general has smacked a medical practice with a $418,000 penalty for a 2016 HIPAA breach involving a vendor's misconfigured server. The case is the latest example of the risks posed by vendors.
Should federal regulators provide physicians with a free pass from having to conduct a HIPAA risk analysis or face a random HIPAA compliance audit if they implement a cybersecurity framework? That's what the AMA is proposing. Security experts weigh in with reactions.
Organizations need to carefully assess - and then verify - the data security controls their existing - and prospective - vendors have implemented, says privacy and security expert Rebecca Herold, who offers a range of vendor management tips in an in-depth interview.
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.
A government watchdog agency alleges that insurer Health Net of California has refused to cooperate in a security audit called for under a federal contract. Similar disputes often arise when healthcare organizations attempt to scrutinize the security practices of their vendors, some security experts point out.
Federal regulators are warning healthcare entities and business associates to take action to prevent becoming the next victim of cyber extortion, such as a ransomware attack. What are the recommended steps? And what other insights do experts offer?
Organizations in the Middle East and Central Asia are beginning to respond to the nuances of the evolving threat landscape in the region, says Tata Communication' Avinash Prasad in this exclusive interview.
A recent incident involving an Indiana hospital that publicly admitted to paying a $55,000 ransom to unlock data following a ransomware attack - despite having backup systems - highlights the need to test data recovery plans.
So what actions can we expect in 2018 from the Department of Health and Human Services' Office for Civil Rights as it enforces the HIPAA privacy, security and breach notification rules? Making a prediction is difficult, given all the changes at HHS.