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At the CHIME LEAD Forum-Toronto, A Strong Focus on Cybersecurity Challenges

September 20, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
Healthcare IT leaders came together on Tuesday in Toronto, at the CHIME LEAD Forum-Toronto, to get into granular discussions of the cybersecurity challenges facing Canadian, U.S., and global healthcare

Special Report: As IT Security Concerns Intensify, CIOs and CISOs See a New World

September 15, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
Industry experts are agreed: most of the issues that have risen to the top of the list when it comes to IT security threats facing U.S. patient care organizations in the past year or so haven’t really changed; they’ve only intensified.

Guest Blog: When Sam Wasn’t Sam

September 9, 2016  |  Mac McMillan
Let’s look seriously and objectively at the dangers inherent in maintaining current systems of user privileging—and fix the problems now, says CynergisTek’s Mac McMillan

It Is Time to Drastically Rethink Password Management in Healthcare? Some Might Say So

September 6, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
It was intriguing to read an op-ed article in InfoWorld this summer, in which its author suggested that business organization leaders rethink their password management policies and practices. How might such suggestions play out in the unique operating environment...

A New Study Looks at the Hidden Threats Within Network Traffic

August 30, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
The Ponemon Institute and A10 Networks have released a new survey-based study that looks at a range of network traffic-related threats to data security in healthcare and other industries

At iHT2-Seattle, One CISO Offers a Comprehensive View of the Current IT Security Risk Environment

August 16, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
In the opening keynote presentation at iHT2-Seattle, Cris V. Ewell, Ph.D., CISO at UW Medicine in Seattle, shared his perspectives on the challenges of gearing up to develop truly comprehensive IT security strategies—and executing on those strategies

Health IT Security Luminary Mac McMillan Offers Views on Accelerating Data Dangers

August 11, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
Mac McMillan, CEO of the CynergisTek consulting firm, told CHIME/AEHIS LEAD Forum Attendees on Wednesday that the threats to healthcare IT security are now accelerating at an alarming pace

FBI Agent to CHIME/AEHIS LEAD Forum: Healthcare Leaders Still Not Up to Speed on Basic IT Security Tasks

August 10, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
FBI Supervisory Special Agent Scott Augenbaum told CHIME/AEHIS LEAD Forum attendees in Nashville on Monday that the leaders of healthcare organizations need to move forward now to implement comprehensive IT security strategies

Ransomware Now Most Profitable Malware Type, Weaker Security Makes Healthcare a Target, Research Says

July 27, 2016  |  Heather Landi
Cisco recently released its 2016 Midyear Cybersecurity Report and, according to its latest threat intelligence and trend analyses, while ransomware is not a new threat, it has evolved to become “the most profitable malware type in history.”

OIG Study Finds 60 Percent of Hospitals Experienced EHR Disruptions, Highlights Importance of Contingency Plans

July 25, 2016  |  Heather Landi
Close to 60 percent of hospitals have experienced an unplanned disruption to their EHR systems and a quarter of those hospitals experienced delays in patient care as a result, according to a study released by the HHS Office of Inspector General (OIG).

At iHT2-Denver, CISOs Offer Stimulating Insights into the Top IT Security Priorities Being Pursued by Industry Leaders

July 13, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
At the Health IT Summit in Denver, Fernando Blanco-Dopazo, CISO at CHRISTUS Health, and Howard Haile, CISO at SCL Health, shared insights and perspectives on some of the most challenging issues facing CISOs today

HHS OCR Issues Guidance on Ransomware Attacks and HIPAA Breaches

July 12, 2016  |  Heather Landi
Is a ransomware attack on a healthcare organization’s computer system a breach under the HIPAA Privacy Rule? If the electronic protected health information (ePHI) has been encrypted as a result of ransomware, then yes, according to newly released guidance from...


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