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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.

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 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.

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

March 26, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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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
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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.

Finger Lakes Health’s IT Systems Still Down Following Ransomware Attack

March 22, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Finger Lakes Health, a three-hospital healthcare delivery system in Geneva, New York, continues to use manual and paper processes following a ransomware attack over the weekend, according to local media reports.

Survey: 75 Percent of Healthcare Orgs Saw a Significant Security Incident Last Year

March 13, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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A recent cybersecurity survey conducted by the Health Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) found that 75 percent of healthcare organizations experienced a significant security incident in the past 12 months.

Healthcare IT Leaders Share Learnings from Recent Hurricanes

March 9, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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Healthcare IT Leaders from Puerto Rico, Florida, and Texas shared insights on the devastation of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria—and what might be done to prepare for future hurricanes and other natural disasters

Cybersecurity Readiness: CynergisTek's Leaders Look at the Major Gaps Confronting HIT Leaders

March 1, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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A new report from the CynergisTek IT security consulting firm finds that U.S. patient care organizations are ill-prepared to face accelerating cyber threats. The firm’s leaders strongly recommend advancements organized around the federal NIST cybersecurity...

Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Strategies Evolve Forward

February 27, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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As part of our Special Report on Cybersecurity, Mark Hagland examines how highly publicized cyberattacks are lending new urgency to calls for healthcare IT security leaders to fully develop their disaster recovery and business continuity plans.

In San Diego, a Rigorous Look at What’s Being Learned from the WannaCry and NotPETYA Attacks

February 4, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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On Friday at the Health IT Summit in San Diego, healthcare IT security leaders parsed some of the dramatic cyberattacks of the past year, and what’s been learned from them—and where CIOs, CISOs and their colleagues need to go from here

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