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Report: Insider Threats to Patient Data Remain Unnoticed

October 18, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Of the reported healthcare data breach incidents that occurred in September, it took an average of 387 days for healthcare organizations to discover a breach had occurred, according to a report from cybersecurity software company Protenus.

Data Breach at Home Monitoring Company Exposes 150K Patients’ Files

October 11, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Security researchers have uncovered a data breach linked to a healthcare services company, Patient Home Monitoring Corporation (PHM), in which patient files of some 150,000 Americans were exposed.

New Bill to Tackle Medical Device Cybersecurity

October 9, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
news
New legislation from two Republican lawmakers looks to lay out a cybersecurity framework which protects sensitive healthcare information from cyber attacks.

During Health IT Week, Industry Leaders Discuss HIT Initiatives and Driving Policy Change

October 6, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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At the tail end of National Health IT Week, a webinar focused on the industry leaders who are driving change, both by championing health IT initiatives or by advocating at the policy level, offered interesting insights on leadership and policy development.

Gartner: Digitalization, Tech Innovation Changing the Jobs of CIOs

October 6, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Cybersecurity and artificial intelligence (AI) will significantly change how CIOs do their jobs in the near future, according to new research from Gartner.

HITRUST Deploys ‘Honeypots’ to Gain Knowledge of Cyber Attack Methods

October 5, 2017  |  David Raths
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The Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST) and Trend Micro have created a deception-based threat detection collaboration platform that deploys “honeypots” across the healthcare ecosystem.

Arkansas Practice Reports Cyber Incident Impacting 128K Patient Records

October 4, 2017  |  Heather Landi
news
The Arkansas Oral and Facial Surgery Center, with clinics in Springdale, Fayetteville and Harrison, posted a notice to patients that its computer network had been impacted by ransomware.

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

October 4, 2017  |  Heather Landi
news
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, according to the Ponemon Institute’s Cost of Cybercrime Study.

Blockchain Awareness, Deployment Plans in Healthcare Orgs Ramping up, Survey Finds

October 4, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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About one-fifth of hospital executives and three-quarters of payers are either considering deploying, or are in the process of implementing some blockchain solution sets, according to a recent Black Book survey.

Healthcare Accounted for 26 Percent of Cybersecurity Incidents in Q2 2017

September 28, 2017  |  Heather Landi
news
McAfee, Inc., a computer security software company, recently released its McAfee Labs Threats Report assessing reported attacks across industries, and reveals growth trends in malware, ransomware, mobile malware, and other threats in the second quarter of 2017.

Survey: 73 Percent of Medical Professionals Share Passwords to Access EHRs

September 27, 2017  |  Heather Landi
news
A recent study examining the prevalence of password sharing among healthcare professionals found that 73 percent of medical staff members reported having used another medical staff member’s password to access electronic health record (EHR) systems at work.

Protenus: Hacking Incidents are Quickly Discovered, But Insiders Go Undetected

September 21, 2017  |  Heather Landi
news
A report on healthcare data breaches in July and August finds that while hacking incidents are quickly detected, insider breach incidents continue to go unnoticed, which can have a significant impact on healthcare organizations and patients.

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