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CISO Survey: End Users See Security as a Hurdle to Innovation

October 23, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Traditional approaches to security are leading to frustrated users and strained relationships between workers and IT departments, according to the findings of a CISO survey. About three-fourths (74 percent) of CISOs say end users are frustrated that security...

Report: Healthcare Organizations Struggle with Human Error in Securing PHI

October 19, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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In the first nine months of 2017, unintended disclosure accounted for 41 percent of healthcare data breach incidents, according to a report from specialist insurer Beazley.

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.

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

October 4, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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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.

Healthcare Accounted for 26 Percent of Cybersecurity Incidents in Q2 2017

September 28, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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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.

New Legislation Intends to Align Substance Abuse Treatment Records with HIPAA

September 27, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Two U.S. senators are introducing a bill to bring the regulations governing substance use treatment disorder records in better alignment with the privacy rules and protections for other medical records.

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

September 27, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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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
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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.

DHS Issues Warning About Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities in Wireless Infusion Pumps

September 12, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team (DHS ICS-CERT) last week issued an advisory outlining eight vulnerabilities in Smiths Medical’s Medfusion 4000 Wireless Syringe Infusion Pump.

Aetna Hit with Lawsuit after Potentially Exposing HIV Status of 12K Customers

August 29, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Health insurer Aetna is facing strong criticism as well as a class action lawsuit for a privacy breach that the company acknowledged last week in which it potentially revealed the HIV status of thousands of customers via letters that were mailed out.

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

August 14, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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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
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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.

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