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Global Cybersecurity Workforce Shortage to Reach 1.8 Million by 2022

June 26, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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The cybersecurity workforce gap is on pace to hit 1.8 million by 2022, a 20 percent increase since 2015, according to the Global Information Security Workforce study.

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.

HHS Issues Cyber Notice About Potential Threat from “Hidden Cobra”

June 16, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has issued a cyber notice to the healthcare industry about a potential threat to critical infrastructure sectors, such as healthcare, by a malicious cyber group called Hidden...

HP Launches All-in-One PC Designed for Healthcare

June 16, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Hewlett-Packard (HP) has announced the launch of a personal computer (PC) that officials say is tailored to combat customer pain points like security, infection control, and telemedicine in the healthcare industry.

Brookings Scholar Touts Recent HIE Study as “Economically Significant”

June 15, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Health IT researcher Niam Yaraghi discusses a recent HIE study on reducing redundant medical procedures while examining HIEs’ struggles to date—and if they can be fixed going forward.

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...

ONC Names Privacy Policy Snapshot Challenge Winners

June 7, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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ONC has announced the winners of the Privacy Policy Snapshot Challenge, a contest that called on stakeholders to use ONC’s Model Privacy Notice (MPN) template.

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...

ECRI Institute Publishes Guidance for Protecting Medical Devices from Ransomware Attacks

May 26, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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The ECRI Institute has released a new guidance article, "Ransomware Attacks: How to Protect Your Medical Device Systems, with recommendations to help hospitals identify and protect against ransomware attacks.

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