Healthcare Firms Turn to Cybersecurity Pros as Threats Worsen

Read why Nicole Henderson  says that healthcare firms are increasingly turning to cyber security pros as cyber threats are growing on Talking Cloud : While 2016 was an incredible year for innovation in healthcare technology, from a security standpoint it was a challenging one: last year a healthcare breach happened once a day on average, […]

Aligning Healthcare Information Security and Safety

Read Sheila Loy explain how healthcare organisations can align cyber security with safety on Security Info Watch : As today’s healthcare providers contend with the combination of tightening regulations, decreasing reimbursement and other economic challenges, they also must ensure data security while protecting the physical security of their facilities. Read her full article here.

Insider threat health data breaches doubled in February, Protenus says

The number of healthcare security breaches caused by insiders doubled from January to February, according to the latest Protenus Breach Barometer. While both January and February had the same number of total breaches — 31 apiece, February saw a 47 percent drop in affected patient records. Read about the new Protenus Breach Barometer report which reveals […]

Insiders responsible for 58% of healthcare data breaches in February: 5 insights

February saw 31 healthcare breach incidents, representing 206,151 impacted patient records, according to a Protenus report. The report, which is part of the Protenus Breach Barometer monthly series, analyzes healthcare breaches reported to HHS or disclosed to the media during February 2017. Read about the new report by Protenus which reveals that insiders were responsible for […]

Ransomware rising, but where are all the breach reports?

Presence Health set the bar high with its $475,000 settlement with the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Civil Rights earlier this year. The settlement, announced January 9, 2017, is the first HIPAA monetary enforcement on a healthcare organization for untimely breach reporting, according to HHS. Read how despite rising ransomware attacks, the […]

Health data breaches vs. security incidents: a primer

Under the HIPAA Notification Rule, all HIPAA-covered entities and business associates are required to provide notification after a breach of unsecured protected health information. The Federal Trade Commission has similar breach provisions that apply to vendors of personal health records and third-party service providers. Read the primer of healthcare data breaches vs. security incidents on […]

Can the cloud save the NHS from a data breach epidemic?

Read Nick Ismail’s article on whether adopting cloud services could safeguard healthcare organisations from data breaches on Information Age : The National Health Service (NHS) and associated organisations are a lucrative target for cyber hackers, with reports suggesting that medical records are 100 times more valuable than stolen credit card details. Read his full article […]

4 cybersecurity threats every hospital C-suite admin should be familiar with in 2017

With healthcare data breaches occurring at a rate of more than one per day in 2016, it’s vital for hospital administrators to understand their greatest vulnerabilities. Here is a bird’s eye-view of the top areas of concern for hospitals this year. Read about the four cyber security threats that every IT professional working in healthcare […]

RWJBarnabas Health’s CISO on the Changing Cybersecurity Threat Landscape

Chief information security officers (CISOs) at healthcare organizations are facing a number of security threats and challenges, including an increase in ransomware and other cyberattacks targeting the information systems at patient care organizations. Read more about Hussein Syed of RWJBarnabas explain his views on the changing cyber security landscape for healthcare sector on Healthcare Informatics.

Addressing Healthcare Security Challenges

Read Jessica Kelly’s article about how healthcare organisations can address cyber security challenges on Cisco Blog : It’s a gross understatement to say that security is critical in healthcare, where a breach can not only impact an organization’s effectiveness and reputation but also affect patient privacy and—worst-case scenario—health and safety.