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Protenus: Hacking Incidents are Quickly Discovered, But Insiders Go Undetected

September 21, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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A report on healthcare data breaches in July and August finds that while hacking incidents are quickly detected, insider breach incidents continue to go unnoticed, which can have a significant impact on healthcare organizations and patients.

Nurses, Physicians Use Personal Devices Even When BYOD is Prohibited

September 21, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Some seven in 10 (71 percent) hospitals now allow BYOD (bring your own device) in the workplace, according to a new survey, which also found that some healthcare professionals use personal devices for work even when BYOD is not allowed.

Report: Threat Intelligence is “Essential” To Strong IT Security Posture

September 19, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Amid growing concerns of large-scale cyber attacks, information technology (IT) leaders recognize the increasing importance of threat intelligence in the detection and mitigation of cybersecurity threats, yet organizations continue to struggle with insufficient...

DHS Issues Warning About Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities in Wireless Infusion Pumps

September 12, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team (DHS ICS-CERT) last week issued an advisory outlining eight vulnerabilities in Smiths Medical’s Medfusion 4000 Wireless Syringe Infusion Pump.

A Healthcare Security Expert Breaks Down the Evolving Role of the CISO

September 7, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Mac McMillan, CEO and co-founder of CynergisTek, shares his perspectives on the evolving role of the healthcare CISO and the skills and expertise that every CISO should have to be effective, and why that goes beyond just technical expertise in security.

Report: Healthcare Cybersecurity Ranks 13th Out of 18 Industries

August 29, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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The healthcare industry ranks among the lowest performing industries in the area of cybersecurity, according to the 2017 U.S. State and Federal Government Cybersecurity Report.

Aetna Hit with Lawsuit after Potentially Exposing HIV Status of 12K Customers

August 29, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Health insurer Aetna is facing strong criticism as well as a class action lawsuit for a privacy breach that the company acknowledged last week in which it potentially revealed the HIV status of thousands of customers via letters that were mailed out.

Stanford Researchers Completing Genome Analysis with Patient Privacy Ensured

August 23, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Stanford researchers are now using a “genome cloaking” technique that scours complete human genomes for the presence of disease-associated genes without revealing any genetic information not directly associated with the inquiry.

Survey: One Quarter of Healthcare IT Security Pros Cite Little Confidence in Ability to Manage Digital Threats

August 23, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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A recent survey of IT information security decision makers found that 68 percent of respondents have, at best, only modest confidence in their ability to manage digital threats, and a quarter of healthcare information security decision makers cited little to no...

Healthcare Informatics Releases Raleigh Health IT Summit Program Agenda

August 14, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Healthcare Informatics, in collaboration with healthcare leaders from across North Carolina, is bringing its critically acclaimed Health IT Summit Series event program to the Raleigh/Durham area on Oct. 19th and 20th at the Sheraton Raleigh Hotel.

Survey: 71 Percent of Healthcare Organizations Allocate a Specific Budget to Cybersecurity

August 9, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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A new healthcare cybersecurity report from HIMSS finds that healthcare organizations are taking steps to enhance their cybersecurity programs to a greater degree, and the findings also indicate that organizations that employ a CISO or other senior information...

DHS Issues Cyber Alert for Siemens Medical Devices

August 7, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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The Department of Homeland Security issued an advisory Friday after Siemens identified four vulnerabilities in its Molecular Imaging products running on Windows 7.

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