5 tips to lockdown security for Internet of Things medical devices

Read  Bill Siwicki list 5 tips for healthcare firms for Internet of Things security on Healthcare IT News : While there are many avenues cybercriminals can take to get into private networks, lax security is making Internet of Things devices ripe targets. But there are steps that healthcare information security teams can take today to […]

Securing a national treasure – healthcare: is it possible?

Read Nick Ismail take a look at the state of healthcare cyber security on Information Age This year healthcare services across the world have been found out as particularly vulnerable to the increasing number of cyber attacks. This was most publicly demonstrated during the WannaCry ransomware attack, which crippled the UK’s NHS in May this […]

Report: Healthcare Organizations Spend $12.5 Million a Year on Cybersecurity

Cybercrime is costing businesses, on average, $11.7 million a year, a 23 percent increase from $9.5 million in cybercrime-related spending last year. The accelerating cost of cybercrime over the past five years also means that the cost of cybercrime has increased 62 percent since 2013, according to the Ponemon Institute’s Cost of Cybercrime Study. Read […]

Using Threat Intelligence to Improve Healthcare Cybersecurity

While 84 percent of organizations consider threat intelligence “essential to a strong security posture,” entities admit that the large amount of threat data and a lack of staff expertise lower their threat program effectiveness, according to a recent Anomali and Ponemon study. Read about the new Anomali and Ponemon study which reveals that 80 percent of […]

Healthcare sector accounts for most cyber security incidents

The healthcare industry accounted for 26 percent of security incidents in the second quarter of 2017 according to a new report. The study from McAfee Labs sees healthcare surpass the public sector to report the greatest number of security incidents in Q2. Read more about the new report from McAfee Labs which reveals that healthcare sector […]

The Global Cyber Attack on Healthcare

Read Amanda Ciccatelli’s article about cyber attacks on healthcare on Inside Counsel : As of late, ransomware attacks are inspiring a reassessment of cybersecurity in the healthcare industry. Cyberattacks in the healthcare industry are spreading like wildfire across the globe, affecting thousands of individuals and healthcare companies. Read her full article here.

Why diverse cybersecurity teams are better at understanding threats, patient needs

Read Bill Siwicki’s article about why diverse cybersecurity teams are better at understanding healthcare cyber security threats on Healthcare IT News : Hiring a diverse range of infosec employees benefits hospitals in ways not often discussed. In addition to employment equality, for instance, cybersecurity teams comprised of people with varying backgrounds is one key to both fighting […]

Cybersecurity in the Health Care Sector

Read Francis J. Serbaroli’s article on the cyber security in the healthcare sector on New York Law Journal : In his Health Law column, Francis J. Serbaroli discusses an important new report by a federal cybersecurity task force on the dangers of cyberattacks in the health care industry. He summarizes the report’s comprehensive recommendations, and warns […]

5 common HIPAA compliance pitfalls for healthcare orgs to avoid

For a healthcare organization to be HIPAA compliant it needs to ensure the right patient controls and rights are in place when it comes to protected health information. But in an age where cyber threats are growing in both sophistication and proliferation, it adds a level of complexity. Read healthcare attorney Matthew Fisher list five […]

Cybersecurity is hard, got it? But let’s stop blaming hospitals for every breach

Read why  Tom Sullivan says that it is necessary to stop blaming healthcare firms for each and every data breach on Healthcare IT News : I stepped into the Healthcare Security Forum this week in Boston hoping to walk away with perhaps a few nuggets of optimism, even small ones. Read his full article here.