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FDA Announces Plan to Advance Medical Device Safety and Cybersecurity

April 18, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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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.

Data Breach at Middletown Medical Impacts up to 63K Patients

April 13, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The Orange County, New York-based Middletown Medical has acknowledged a data breach in which a security setting on one of the group’s radiology interfaces enabled unauthorized users to access electronic patient information.

BayCare Health CISO Thien Lam Shares His Insights on Disaster Recovery and Related Issues

April 13, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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Thien Lam, CISO at BayCare Health System, shares his perspectives on some of the key issues facing CISOs in patient care organizations right now, including disaster recovery, business continuity, and network segmentation

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.

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
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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.

OIG Confirms HCCIC Investigation, HHS’ Cyber Efforts Moving Forward

March 29, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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In light of many published media reports regarding an ongoing controversy over the reassignment of top cyber leaders at HHS and the ongoing work of its HCCIC, the Office of the Inspector General has confirmed that there is an investigation involving the HCCIC.

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.

At the HIT Summit in Cleveland, a Closer Look at How Cybersecurity Issues Impact Clinicians

March 28, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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At the Health IT Summit in Cleveland, health IT leaders parsed some of the challenges around helping to guide clinicians and others forward around meeting the cybersecurity threats accelerating against patient care organizations

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