Hit by a data breach? 5 steps you must take

Whether it’s a ransomware attack or a cyber security incident, organizations have specific obligations to manage the incursion and file appropriate reports with the federal government. For example, the Office for Civil Rights of the Department of Health and Human Services recently outlined the basic steps for healthcare organizations to take in response to a […]

Implementing HIPAA Technical Safeguards for Data Security

Read Elizabeth Snell explain how healthcare firms can implement HIPAA technical safeguards for data security on Health IT Security : The push for digital health records is not going to slow down anytime soon, and as recent cases of ransomware attacks show, healthcare organizations must create comprehensive data security measures. HIPAA technical safeguards are just […]

Healthcare Email Security Needs Drastic Improvement

The majority of the largest US public hospitals are not utilizing enough protections on healthcare email security, according to a recent Global Cyber Alliance (GCA) survey. At least 22 of the top 48 for-profit hospitals in the nation have deployed the Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting and Conformance (DMARC) protocol, GCA found. Read about the new report […]

Healthcare Data Encryption not ‘Required,’ but Very Necessary

Healthcare cybersecurity is essential for covered entities of all sizes, especially as ransomware attacks and other types of malware become more common. Healthcare data encryption is often discussed in these situations as well, with many in the industry underlining its importance. Read why HIPPA doesnt make healthcare organisations compulsorily encrypt data but it is very […]

Health providers need new security focus to protect patient data

Read why Fred Bazzoli says that healthcare firms need extra focus to protect patient data on Information Management : Incidents of cyber attacks against medical devices are inevitable, and healthcare providers are not prepared for the eventuality. In fact, in general, healthcare organizations are focusing all their efforts of protecting the wrong thing. Read his full […]

HHS task force says healthcare cybersecurity in ‘critical condition’

U.S. healthcare organizations are severely flawed when it comes to cybersecurity and lags other sectors in safeguarding systems and sensitive information, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ said Friday in its long-awaited Health Care Industry Cybersecurity Task Force report. Read about the Health Care Industry Cybersecurity Task Force report which says that healthcare cyber […]

UK Healthcare Accounts for 43% of all Breaches

The British healthcare system experienced 2447 incidents and accounted for 43% of all reported incidents between January 2014 and December 2016. According to data received from the Information Commissioner’s office and analyzed by Egress Software Technologies, the number of incidents rose by 20% compared to the previous time period from 184 incidents in the last quarter […]

Health Care: Cybersecurity in an Insecure World

Read Melanie Bork Graham 
and Leeza Garber explain how healthcare organisations can defend from cyber attacks on The Legal Intelligencer : We are currently witnessing the most expansive digitization of health care in history (Professor Jonathan Weiner, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, September 26, 2014; Graham, M.B., Thomas Jefferson School of Population Health Capstone […]

11 Things the Health Care Sector Must Do to Improve Cybersecurity

Read Rebecca Weintraub and Joram Borenstein list eleven things that healthcare organisations must do to improve cyber security on Havard Business Review : No industry or sector is immune to hacking. That reality was made painfully clear in mid-May, when a cyberattacker using WannaCry ransomware crippled health care institutions and many other kinds of organizations around […]

Breaches like Molina Healthcare’s show why you can’t skimp on security

Read Bill Siwicki’s article about how healthcare organisations can learn fromt he Molina Healthcare’s data breach on Healthcare IT News : The healthcare data breaches just keep coming. For example, Molina Healthcare, a Medicaid and Affordable Care Act insurer, shut down its patient portal recently in response to a security flaw that exposed patient medical claims data […]