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Survey: Healthcare Pros Challenged to Identify, Mitigate Medical Device Security Risks

August 16, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
More than one-third (36 percent) of surveyed professionals in the Internet of Things (IoT)-connected medical device ecosystem say their organizations have experienced a cybersecurity incident in the past year, according to a recent Deloitte poll.

Getting Granular on Cybersecurity: Experts Talk Frameworks and Hacks in Philadelphia

August 14, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
At the Healthcare Informatics Health IT Summit Series-Philadelphia, healthcare IT leaders from the government, the provider sector, and the health plan sector shared perspectives on the biggest cybersecurity challenges facing the industry right now

Healthcare Informatics Releases Raleigh Health IT Summit Program Agenda

August 14, 2017  |  Heather Landi
Healthcare Informatics, in collaboration with healthcare leaders from across North Carolina, is bringing its critically acclaimed Health IT Summit Series event program to the Raleigh/Durham area on Oct. 19th and 20th at the Sheraton Raleigh Hotel.

Report: Arrest Made in Connection with Petya Cyber Attack

August 10, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
Ukrainian police have arrested and detained an individual accused of spreading the Petya malware that was used in a massive global cyber attack in June.

Survey: 71 Percent of Healthcare Organizations Allocate a Specific Budget to Cybersecurity

August 9, 2017  |  Heather Landi
A new healthcare cybersecurity report from HIMSS finds that healthcare organizations are taking steps to enhance their cybersecurity programs to a greater degree, and the findings also indicate that organizations that employ a CISO or other senior information...

DHS Issues Cyber Alert for Siemens Medical Devices

August 7, 2017  |  Heather Landi
The Department of Homeland Security issued an advisory Friday after Siemens identified four vulnerabilities in its Molecular Imaging products running on Windows 7.

HITRUST, Trend Micro Partner to Create Cyber Threat Management and Response Center

August 7, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
The HITRUST Alliance and cybersecurity solutions company Trend Micro have partnered to create the HITRUST Cyber Threat Management and Response Center, with the aim to enhance the capabilities of HITRUST’s cyber threat information sharing program for healthcare.

Two British Doctors’ Searing Testimony on WannaCry’s Devastating Impact on the U.K.'s NHS

August 7, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
It was fascinating to read a Perspectives article in The New England Journal of Medicine, written by two physicians who practice inside the National Health Service (NHS) in the United Kingdom, and to hear directly about how devastating the WannaCry attack was, on...

Unintended Disclosures Led to 42% of Healthcare Breaches in 1H 2017

August 3, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
Ransomware attacks across various sectors continued their rise in the first half of 2017, up by 50 percent over the first half of 2016, according to a report from Beazley, a cyber and data breach response insurance firm.

Without Transformational Investments in Data Security, Healthcare Will Continue to be Vulnerable

August 3, 2017  |  Heather Landi
Ongoing data breaches should be a call-to-action for healthcare organizations to increase data security, but many cybersecurity experts contend that call-to-action may be falling on deaf ears at the senior leadership and board level at patient care organizations.

Report: Healthcare Orgs not Keeping Up with Daily Cybersecurity Threats

August 2, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
Far fewer cybersecurity alerts are being investigated than healthcare security leaders may believe, according to a recent report from Cisco.

CHIME, AEHIS Voice Support for Medical Device Cybersecurity Act

August 2, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
CHIME and AEHIS have voiced their support for a bill that would aim to make the cybersecurity capabilities of medical devices more transparent to providers, and which would clarify expectations concerning security enhancements and maintenance of medical devices.


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