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Allscripts Acknowledges Ransomware Attack, Says Impact is “Limited”

January 19, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
Health IT vendor Allscripts has acknowledged that it is investigating a ransomware incident that has impacted a limited number of its applications.

Media Reports: Massive Data Breach of Norwegian Health Authority Could Impact 3 Million Patients

January 19, 2018  |  Heather Landi
International media outlets are reporting that a hacker or hacker group breached the systems of Norway’s Health South East EHF, potentially compromising the healthcare data of nearly 3 million patients, or about half of Norway’s population.

Aetna to Pay $17M in HIV Privacy Breach Lawsuit

January 18, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
Hartford-based Aetna is settling a lawsuit for $17 million over a privacy breach in which the insurer potentially revealed the HIV status of thousands of customers via letters that were mailed out.

What are CISOs Worried About in 2018? Data Breaches and the Human Factor, Survey Finds

January 16, 2018  |  Heather Landi
Two-thirds of chief information security officers (CISOs) believe that their companies are more likely to fall victim to a cyber attack or will face a data breach this year, according to a report based on a survey of more than 600 CISOs.

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

January 16, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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...

Survey: One in Five Healthcare Professionals Had Patient Data Breaches

January 12, 2018  |  Heather Landi
A new survey finds that there is a disconnect between data breaches and the level of confidence that healthcare professionals have in protecting sensitive patient medical and healthcare data.

Scottsdale Institute 2017 CISO Fall Summit: Best Practice Standards in Cybersecurity Risk Management

January 12, 2018  |  Shelley Ducker, Shelley Ducker Communications
Thirteen chief information officers and chief information security officers of leading health systems convened in Chicago in mid-October to discuss key challenges, best practice standards and collaborative opportunities in cybersecurity.

One Healthcare CISO’s View: CISOs Need to be True Business Partners

January 9, 2018  |  Heather Landi
Brian Kreitzer, CISO at Los Angeles-based UCLA Health, discusses the evolving role of the CISO and why an organization's reporting structure and executive leadership involvement can have a significant impact on security culture.

Report: Ransomware Attacks Against Healthcare Orgs Increased 89 Percent in 2017

January 8, 2018  |  Heather Landi
The number of reported major IT/hacking events attributed to ransomware by health care institutions increased by 89 percent from 2016 to 2017, according to cyber defense firm Cryptonite’s 2017 Healthcare Cyber Research Report.

HHS Issues Cybersecurity Report on Processor Vulnerabilities

January 5, 2018  |  Heather Landi
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a report, through its Healthcare Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (HCCIC) about the recently publicized widespread processor vulnerabilities.

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

January 4, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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.

21st Century Oncology to Pay $2.3M to Settle Potential HIPAA Violations

January 2, 2018  |  Heather Landi
A Fort Myers, Florida-based cancer practice, 21st Century Oncology, Inc., has agreed to pay $2.3 million in lieu of potential civil money penalties to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) to settle potential...


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