Healthcare organizations are underestimating cybersecurity risks

Read Bill Siwicki’s article about why most healthcare firms often underestimate the cyber security risks on Healthcare IT News : The WannaCry, Petya and NotPetya attacks show that cybercriminals can do a lot of damage in healthcare. Then there are the countless hacks and attempted hacks that healthcare CIOs and CISOs must deal with on […]

Has healthcare misdiagnosed the cybersecurity problem?

Read why Kevin Magee says that healthcare firms are misaligned with today’s cyber security issues on Help Net Security : Take a cursory look at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) wall of data breach shame and you might be scratching your head: Why does the healthcare sector seem so disproportionately victimized […]

HHS Updates HIPAA Breach Reporting Tool, Empowers Consumers

The recently updated HIPAA Breach Reporting Tool (HBRT) will highlight recent healthcare data breaches and help consumers learn how such incidents are investigated, according to OCR. The agency explained in a statement that the new HBRT “features improved navigation for both those looking for information on breaches and ease-of-use for organizations reporting incidents.” Read about the […]

IoT security for healthcare is in critical condition

Read why Jon Gold says that healthcare Internet of Things cyber security is in critical condition on Network World : IoT security is a headache, a mess and several other flavors of annoying for any enterprise, but in healthcare, it can be literally life and death.Compromising any connected device has two main consequences – one […]

Federal Appeals Court Says Healthcare Insurer Must Face Data Breach Lawsuit

A federal appeals court earlier this week dealt a blow to healthcare insurer CareFirst, Inc., concluding that a group of customers have the right to pursue a class action data breach lawsuit based on a 2014 cyberattack. Read about the latest ruling by a United States federal appeals court which says that healthcare data breach […]

Insiders, hackers causing bulk of 2017 healthcare data breaches

Ransomware and hacking incidents plagued 2016, and this year is no different, with the latest Protenus Breach Barometer midyear report finding that 2017 is on pace to exceed last year’s rate of one breach per day. Read about the new Protenus Breach Barometer midyear report which found that insider threats and hacking attacks caused majority of […]

Appeals court rules health insurance breach victims can sue providers

The tides may be turning in favor of data breach victims after an appeals court Tuesday ruled a health insurance company’s customers could sue the provider after a data breach. Read about the new verdict given by an appeals court in United States which allows health insurance data breach victims to sue their providers on […]

Report: Healthcare Orgs not Keeping Up with Daily Cybersecurity Threats

Far fewer cybersecurity alerts are being investigated than healthcare security leaders may believe, according to a recent report from Cisco. The Cisco 2017 Midyear Cybersecurity report was released last month and spans across a variety of industries. Related to healthcare, the multinational technology conglomerate headquartered in San Jose, Calif. revealed an array of findings. Read about the new Cisco […]

Healthcare Execs Report Rise in Data Breaches and HIPAA Violations

A survey of IT healthcare executives found that 47% have suffered a data breach or violation of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) at their organization this year, compared to 37% in 2015. Read more about the  KPMG 2017 Cyber Healthcare & Life Sciences Survey released today which reveals that nearly half of […]

How hospitals can shore up cybersecurity on a ‘skinny’ budget

Read Jessica Davis explain how healthcare firms can shore up their cyber security which shoestring budget on Healthcare IT News : Hospital infosec pros are battling a rise in increasingly sophisticated hacker and cyber attacks while simultaneously struggling amid a security staffing crisis. And if that scenario wasn’t hard enough, many are also operating on […]