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FDA Announces Plan to Advance Medical Device Safety and Cybersecurity

April 18, 2018  |  Heather Landi
news
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced new proposals aimed at advancing medical device cybersecurity, including placing new responsibilities on manufacturers, both before and after their devices hit the market.

At Lakeland Health, IT Leaders are “Changing the Storyline” on Cybersecurity and Seeing Significant Results

April 17, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Lakeland Health earned semifinalist status in the 2018 Healthcare Informatics' Innovator Awards program based on an enterprise-wide initiative to improve the organization's cybersecurity program, with cultural change being a key focus.

Report: Majority of Hackers Can Breach a Hospital’s Perimeter in Under Five Hours

April 12, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Hackers can complete an entire data breach in under 15 hours, which includes exfiltrating data, according to a recent report, and 23 percent of hackers say they can complete a breach of a hospital or healthcare organization under five hours.

The Federal Message is Loud and Clear: It’s Time for Patients to be Truly Empowered

April 11, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
commentary
Government health IT officials are serious about creating a true market for healthcare in which patients are engaged and empowered. Will their message hit home?

Healthcare Industry Rife with Error and Misuse, Verizon Data Breach Report Finds

April 10, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Healthcare is the only industry in which there were more internal actors behind cyber incidents than external in the last year, according to Verizon’s 2018 Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR).

Healthcare IT Security Teams Struggle with Basic Hygiene of Patching, Survey Finds

April 6, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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A recent survey of IT security leaders across a range of industries identified a security “patching paradox,” in which organizations plan to hire more resources for vulnerability response, yet most organizations are still using inefficient patching processes.

Survey: 69 Percent of Providers Plan to Move More Data to the Cloud

April 6, 2018  |  Heather Landi
news
Most healthcare providers store sensitive data, such as electronic protected health information (ePHI), personally identifiable information (PII) and financial data, in the cloud, yet only a few of them have pervasive visibility into who is accessing that data,...

Report: Exposed Medical Devices, Supply Chain Attacks Pose Major Cyber Risks

April 5, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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This coming May marks the anniversary of the WannaCry attack, yet, a year later, researchers found that the scare of ransomware may not have resulted in more secure healthcare environments, rather the attack surface has only expanded.

Survey: 79 Percent of Healthcare Pros Concerned About Cybersecurity of Personal Data

March 28, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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The results of a new survey have found that even professionals who work in the healthcare industry are concerned about the cybersecurity of their own healthcare information.

Amid Leadership Changes at HHS, Former Deputy CISO Speaks Out on Cybersecurity Center Controversy

March 26, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Over the past seven months, there have been a number of events that have upended top technology and cyber leadership at HHS, and some healthcare leaders and lawmakers are questioning the status of HHS’s cyber operations center, which launched just last June.

Media Report: Finger Lakes Health Paid Ransom, Restoring Systems After Cyber Attack

March 26, 2018  |  Heather Landi
news
According to an article in the Finger Lakes Times posted Sunday, Finger Lakes Health officials confirmed on Friday that a payment was made following the “ransomware” attack that disabled the health system’s electronic systems for about a week.

Three Myths About Cyber Insurance

March 26, 2018  |  Daniel Casey, president and CEO, Peoples United Insurance Agency
article
Given the escalating number of attacks and increasing financial costs, the rate of cyber insurance adoption is somewhat surprising. There are three myths about cyber insurance that are keeping more businesses from adding these policies.

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