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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

Five Breaches in 2012 Lead to $3.5 Million OCR Settlement

February 1, 2018  | 
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Following five separate data breach incidents, Fresenius Medical Care North America (FMCNA) has agreed to pay $3.5 million to settle potential violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy and Security Rules.

Hancock Health Hit with Ransomware Attack, Pays $55K to Recover Data

January 16, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Hancock Health, a health system based in Greenfield, Indiana, was hit with a ransomware attack Thursday night, and in response, according to media reports, health system officials shut down the entire network and eventually paid the hacker a bitcoin ransom in the...

New York Hospital’s Computer Systems Down a Week Due to Cyberattack

January 4, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Jones Memorial Hospital, a 70-bed acute care facility in Wellsville, N.Y., is in the final stages of bringing its computer systems back online after a cyberattack last week.

Marin General’s Jason Johnson: Culture is Key to Hospital Information Security

January 2, 2018  |  David Raths
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Jason Johnson, manager of information security at Marin General Hospital in California, is working to develop a strong focus on culture and learning rather than just technology solutions.

California Forms Advisory Board to Tackle Healthcare Cybersecurity

December 19, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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The Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) has formed a new Cyber-Health Information Technology Advisory Board as part of an ongoing effort to support cybersecurity innovation and bolster advanced technology industries.

At the Health IT Summit in Dallas, a Probing Discussion of Incident Response Strategy

December 19, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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What actually happens when a breach occurs inside a patient care organization? Healthcare data security experts shared their perspectives on Friday at the Health IT Summit in Dallas

AHIMA Issues Cybersecurity Plan for Healthcare Organizations

December 18, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Cyber attacks against the healthcare industry are growing at an accelerated pace, and to help healthcare organizations strengthen their cybersecurity programs and defend against a cyber attack, the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)...

Survey: Financial Costs of a Cyber Attack Increasing Year over Year

November 28, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Enterprise organizations that have been impacted by cyber breaches report that monetary losses from cybersecurity events have increased year over year, according to the 2017 U.S. State of Cybercrime survey.

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...

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