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PA Health System, Health IT Vendor Affected by Global “Petya” Ransomware Attack

June 28, 2017  |  Heather Landi
article
Pennsylvania-based Heritage Valley Health Systems and Nuance Communications have confirmed their companies were victims of a global ransomware cyber attack, which some are referring to as the “Petya” ransomware virus, that hit multinational companies Tuesday.

BREAKING: Massive Cyberattack from ‘Petya’ Virus Hits Europe, Ukraine and Russia

June 27, 2017  |  Heather Landi
article
According to numerous media reports, a new wave of powerful cyberattacks is causing mass disruption across Europe Tuesday, with banks, airports, the state power company and government departments in Ukraine being hit especially hard.

Is Cloud Storage’s Future Sunny or Cloudy?

June 26, 2017  |  Joe Marion
commentary
Several recent publications address both the advantages and disadvantages of cloud storage for protected health information

Global Cybersecurity Workforce Shortage to Reach 1.8 Million by 2022

June 26, 2017  |  Heather Landi
news
The cybersecurity workforce gap is on pace to hit 1.8 million by 2022, a 20 percent increase since 2015, according to the Global Information Security Workforce study.

Anthem Agrees to $115 Million Settlement in Data Breach Litigation

June 26, 2017  |  Heather Landi
news
Indianapolis-based Anthem has agreed to pay $115 million in a proposed settlement to resolve the multidistrict class action litigation relating to the 2015 cyber attack that compromised the personal information of 78.8 million people.

Healthcare Company CoPilot Settles Data Breach with $130K Payment

June 23, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
news
CoPilot Provider Support Services, a New York-based corporation that provides support services to the healthcare industry, has agreed to pay $130,000 in penalties as part of a settlement to resolve a 2015 data breach that that exposed 221,178 patient records.

The 2017 Healthcare Informatics 100 Product Breakouts: Data Security

June 22, 2017  |  the Editors of Healthcare Informatics
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Throughout the next several days, Healthcare Informatics will reveal its top 5 companies by revenue within these seven different categories to accompany the broader Healthcare Informatics 100 list.

Report: Healthcare Data Breach Costs Remain Highest at $380 Per Record

June 20, 2017  |  Heather Landi
news
Healthcare continues to be the most expensive industry for data breaches, as healthcare data breaches cost organizations $380 per stolen record, more than twice the average global cost across all industries, according to the 2017 Cost of Data Breach Study.

HHS Issues Cyber Notice About Potential Threat from “Hidden Cobra”

June 16, 2017  |  Heather Landi
news
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has issued a cyber notice to the healthcare industry about a potential threat to critical infrastructure sectors, such as healthcare, by a malicious cyber group called Hidden...

HP Launches All-in-One PC Designed for Healthcare

June 16, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
news
Hewlett-Packard (HP) has announced the launch of a personal computer (PC) that officials say is tailored to combat customer pain points like security, infection control, and telemedicine in the healthcare industry.

As Healthcare CIOs Evolve, Leadership Concerns Abound

June 15, 2017  |  Dan O’Connor, vice president of client relations, Stoltenberg Consulting
article
Beyond the EHR landscape, several industry trends stand out as vital influencers toward the evolving hospital CIO role.

HHS’s “Critical Condition” Report on Cybersecurity: Offering a Path Forward?

June 9, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
commentary
The conclusions in the Health Care Industry Cybersecurity Task Force’s report released last week, offer both challenge and hope for healthcare IT leaders in the U.S.—and helpful suggestions

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