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House Committee Calls on HHS to Enhance Security of Medical Device Components

November 21, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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The House Committee on Energy and Commerce is calling on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to take steps to strengthen the cybersecurity of medical devices by focusing on the security of technology components.

Challenges Wide and Deep: Army Medicine´s CISO Offers His Perspectives

November 21, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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Heath Renfrow, the CISO of Army Medicine, has an exceptionally broad portfolio, and faces many challenges—but also gains from certain resources within the federal government and the military

Only 27 Percent of Healthcare Security Execs Confident about Safeguarding Patient Data

November 20, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Just 27 percent of healthcare security executives have confidence they can safeguard patients’ medical records, even though nearly 80 percent are required to comply with government regulations, according to a recent survey from cybersecurity solutions provider...

Survey: 26 Percent of Healthcare Organizations Would Pay Ransom in a Cyber Attack

November 15, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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A survey of 300 healthcare IT professionals in the UK and the US found that 26 percent reported that their organization would be willing to pay a ransom in the event of a cyber attack. Of these, 85 percent of UK healthcare IT professionals and 68 percent of U.S....

At Texas Health Resources, A Strategic Approach to Evolving Cybersecurity Challenges

November 14, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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The health system’s CISO, Ron Mehring, details the organization’s data center transformation project and creating the security infrastructure needed to support future business and clinical initiatives.

At the Health IT Summit in Beverly Hills, UW Medicine CISO Cris Ewell Urges Attendees to Get Proactive About IT Security

November 12, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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At the HIT Summit in Beverly Hills, Cris Ewell, Ph.D., CISO at the University of Washington Medical Center, warned his audience that much needs to be done to bring healthcare up to the level of data and IT security of other industries

Report: “Simple Actions” Could Have Protected NHS from WannaCry

October 31, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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The digital arm of the National Health Service (NHS) reports that all healthcare organizations infected by the WannaCry virus, which caused major disruptions in the U.K. medical care system, shared the same vulnerability and could have taken simple actions to...

FirstHealth Reports Network Impacted by New WannaCry Malware

October 27, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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FirstHealth of the Carolinas announced that it shut down its computer network last week after a threat from a new version of the WannaCry malware virus, and the system is continuing to operate on standard downtime procedures.

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...

At the Health IT Summit in Raleigh, a Nuanced Discussion of CISO-Level Challenges

October 20, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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At the Health IT Summit in Raleigh, CISOs and other cybersecurity experts engaged in a nuanced discussion of the complex issues facing healthcare IT leaders right now industry-wide, as they work to establish and optimize cybersecurity frameworks

House Committee Presses Nuance Executives on NotPetya Attack

October 20, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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The U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee is requesting that Nuance Communications executives provide more information about the malware incident, called NotPetya, that impacted the company, along with multinational companies in 65 countries, back in June.

At the Raleigh HIT Summit, Henry Ford Privacy Chief Harper Urges HIT Leaders to Action

October 20, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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Henry Ford Health System chief privacy officer Meredith Harper kicked off the Cybersecurity Forum—day two of the Health IT Summit in Raleigh—with a compelling presentation on the journey of her organization into intensified IT security readiness

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