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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...

HHS Notice: WannaCry Malware Continues to Impact U.S. Healthcare Orgs

June 6, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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In an email cyber notice, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is warning healthcare provider organizations that there are ongoing impacts to the U.S. healthcare sector from the WannaCry malware.

HHS Task Force Report: Healthcare Cybersecurity is in Critical Condition

June 5, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Health Care Industry Cybersecurity Task Force, which was formed last year following passage of the Cybersecurity Act of 2015, issued its final report to Congress June 2 with a number of recommendations to improve...

Exclusive Report: What Can U.S. Healthcare IT Leaders Learn, in the Wake of Wanna Cry?

May 17, 2017  |  Mark Hagland and Heather Landi
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Industry leaders credit the Wanna Cry, or Wanna Decryptor, ransomware virus that struck the world on Friday, May 12, with offering U.S. patient care organizations a jolt of recognition around what must be done now to secure our clinical IS

Wanna Decryptor and the National Health Service’s Fatal Vulnerability: Lessons Learned?

May 14, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
commentary
The Wanna Decryptor 2.0 ransomware virus severely disrupted the British National Health Service’s capabilities to provide patient care across England and Scotland last week: what have British—and European, and American—healthcare leaders learned?

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