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

July 11, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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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: NH-ISAC Issues Petya Mitigations, Nuance Still Down, Heritage Valley Systems Restored

July 6, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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The healthcare business of Nuance Communications, a Burlington, Mass.-based technology company, continues to be affected by the global malware incident June 27 that affected multinational companies in at least 65 countries, according to an update posted to the...

At the Nashville Health IT Summit, a Nuanced Discussion of the Complexities of HIT Security

July 6, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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Healthcare IT leaders parsed the numerous complexities around healthcare IT security governance, c-suite and board engagement and support for IT security initiatives, and creating a culture of security, at the Health IT Summit in Nashville last month

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

June 29, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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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
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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.

BREAKING: Massive Cyberattack from ‘Petya’ Virus Hits Europe, Ukraine and Russia

June 27, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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According to numerous media reports, a new wave of powerful cyberattacks is causing mass disruption across Europe Tuesday, with banks, airports, the state power company and government departments in Ukraine being hit especially hard.

Anthem Agrees to $115 Million Settlement in Data Breach Litigation

June 26, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Indianapolis-based Anthem has agreed to pay $115 million in a proposed settlement to resolve the multidistrict class action litigation relating to the 2015 cyber attack that compromised the personal information of 78.8 million people.

Report: Healthcare Data Breach Costs Remain Highest at $380 Per Record

June 20, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Healthcare continues to be the most expensive industry for data breaches, as healthcare data breaches cost organizations $380 per stolen record, more than twice the average global cost across all industries, according to the 2017 Cost of Data Breach Study.

National Interoperability Collaborative to Focus on Multi-Sector Data Sharing

June 10, 2017  | 
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the National Interoperability Collaborative has been formed to advance the use of interoperability and data-sharing in healthcare, human services and related fields.

HHS’s “Critical Condition” Report on Cybersecurity: Offering a Path Forward?

June 9, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
commentary
The conclusions in the Health Care Industry Cybersecurity Task Force’s report released last week, offer both challenge and hope for healthcare IT leaders in the U.S.—and helpful suggestions

Healthcare Cybersecurity, and HHS Response to WannaCry Ransomware, Focus of House Subcommittee Hearing

June 8, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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During a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee hearing Thursday, HHS leaders shared lessons learned from the department's response to the recent WannaCry ransomware attack and recognized that many organizations are in dire need of cybersecurity resources.

Report: 15 Percent of Healthcare Organizations Running Outdated Operating Systems

June 8, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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A study that spanned 20 different industries found that 2,000 organizations run more than 50 percent of their computers on outdated versions of an operating system, making them almost three times as likely to experience a publicly disclosed breach, according at a...

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