How vulnerable are organizations to cyber attack? It depends on your definition of "vulnerable," says Robert Richardson, Director of the Computer Security Institute (CSI). "There's vulnerable," he says, "and then there's likely to be attacked."
In an interview about current threats, Richardson...
The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control is wrapping up notification of nearly 3,000 individuals about a breach stemming from documents that were improperly discarded in a recycling bin rather than shredded.
Shifting from desktop PCs to thin clients can provide a more secure way for clinicians to access electronic health records, says Dee Cantrell, R.N., chief information officer at Emory Healthcare in Atlanta.
A Boston physician had his unencrypted laptop stolen while he was visiting South Korea for a lecture. But the computer contained a tracking device that later was used to disable the hard drive, rendering information permanently unreadable.
As more healthcare organizations ramp up their use of electronic health records, some are concluding that using biometric technology to verify patients' identities can help improve patient safety and prevent identity theft.