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DHS Issues Cyber Alert for Siemens Medical Devices

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

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

August 3, 2017  |  Heather Landi
commentary
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.

Information Security Expert Predicts that the “Enron of Data Breaches” is Coming

July 31, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
article
A cybersecurity consultant speaks with Healthcare Informatics about steps smaller physician practices can take to better protect their data in addition to broader cybersecurity trends he is seeing.

Are Healthcare IT Security Leaders Still Underestimating Cybersecurity Risks?

July 27, 2017  |  Heather Landi
article
A recent survey of healthcare IT security leaders indicates the industry’s level of readiness to defend against concerted cyber attacks has improved. However, despite the rising threats, investments in information security have actually declined since 2015.

HHS OCR Launches Revised HIPAA Breach Reporting Tool

July 25, 2017  |  Heather Landi
news
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has launched a revised web tool, the breach portal, or “Wall of Shame” as it’s known in the healthcare industry, that the agency says features ease-of-use for organizations reporting data breach incidents.

In an Evolving Threat Landscape, Healthcare IT Security Leaders Face the Growing Challenge of IoT Devices

July 21, 2017  |  Heather Landi
article
During a recent webinar hosted by the Center for Connected Medicine, healthcare IT security thought leaders parsed the challenges of cybersecurity and the Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) in an evolving threat environment.

HITRUST CSF Certification Now Includes NIST Cybersecurity Certification

July 21, 2017  |  Heather Landi
news
HITRUST has announced that HITRUST cybersecurity framework (CSF) version 9 enhancements now extend an “assess once, report many” approach as a standard security framework for multiple critical infrastructure industries and includes National Institute of Standards...

Hospitals Ranked on Responsiveness to Patient Record Requests; How Is Yours Doing?

July 20, 2017  |  David Raths
commentary
PatientBank, a company that helps patients request their records from hospitals, created a rubric to rate hospital health information management departments on their flexibility and responsiveness.

HIPAA: Five Steps to Ensuring Your Risk Assessment Complies with OCR Guidelines

July 14, 2017  |  Janice Ahlstrom, R.N., and Kenneth Zoline
article
Many organizations may not truly understand the HIPAA Security Rule and how to conduct an accurate and thorough assessment of the potential risks to ePHI. Here are five steps to put you on the right track to be compliant with OCR guidelines.

Global Survey: 95 Percent of Healthcare Orgs Don’t Use Security Governance or Risk Management Software

July 11, 2017  |  Heather Landi
news
Despite the cyber threats facing healthcare organizations, 95 percent of IT specialists working at medical organizations around the world report that their organizations do not use any software for information security governance or risk management, according to...

Cyber Attack Update: Nuance Still Down, Researchers Believe “Petya” is not Ransomware

June 29, 2017  |  Heather Landi
news
Nuance Communications, a Burlington, Mass.-based technology company that provides cloud-based dictation and transcription service to hospitals and health systems, continues to be down following the global malware incident on Tuesday that affected multinational...

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.

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