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Category: Data Security


Data Security, Information Management

BD begins new programme for cybersecurity of medical technology

December 13, 2017

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Becton Dickinson (BD) has initiated the Product Security Partnership Programme to encourage alliances in the healthcare industry for improving the cyber security of medical technology and devices. The programme seeks partnership with government agencies, industry associations, and security researchers. BD […]


Data Analytics, Data Security, Information Management

How to overcome digital documentation challenges in health care

December 12, 2017

Via: Healthcarebusinesstech

The mobile health industry is exploding, and it’s not just because more Americans than ever own smart devices. Providers and patients alike are realizing real value in mobile health technology as advancements ease the path to greater efficiency and lower […]


Data Security, Information Management

7 Tips for Secure BYOD in Healthcare

December 7, 2017

Via: HITECH Answers

It’s So Easy to Infiltrate If endpoint security – especially for smartphones – wasn’t a top-of-mind issue for healthcare IT leaders before, it certainly is now. I’ve spoken with numerous customers who struggle with it and are asking for guidance. […]


Data Security, Information Management

Tech giants create clouds to storm into healthcare

December 1, 2017

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

There is a paradigm shift in how tech giants perceive the healthcare environment as they move into medtech. Companies such as Verily, Apple, Samsung, and IBM are at the forefront venturing into the healthcare space. These companies are entering the […]


Data Security, Information Management

Seven key practices for ensuring medical device and IoT security

November 27, 2017

Via: Health Data Management

As connected medical devices become more powerful and widely adopted, they’ve also become bigger targets for bad actors. Whether using hospital devices to break into facility networks to steal sensitive data or taking over an implantable device to do physical […]


Data Security, Information Management

Once again, insiders caused the biggest breaches in the past month

November 24, 2017

Via: HealthcareITnews

Hacking incidents caused the majority of healthcare breaches in October, but insider errors impacted an even greater amount of patient records, according to the Protenus Breach Barometer. Protenus researchers pulled and analyzed data from the U.S. Department of Health and […]


Data Security, Information Management

New malware hijacks contact addresses to send phishing emails

November 10, 2017

Via: Health Data Management

A new Trojan horse malware gambit appears to be expanding into the healthcare sector, threatening to use an organization’s stored email addresses as a platform to send out seemingly legitimate phishing emails. The innovative spear phishing emails are distributing Ursnif, […]


Data Security, Information Management

5 steps healthcare organizations should take in response to data security breach

November 7, 2017

Via: Healthcarebusinesstech

Healthcare security breaches have been on the rise in recent years. In 2016 alone, more than 27 million patient records were compromised as part of 450 data security breach incidents. And 2017 isn’t looking much better, with several large breaches […]


Data Security, Information Management, Regulatory

HHS takes steps to hire senior cyber advisor

November 2, 2017

Via: Health Data Management

The Department of Health and Human Services is making progress in efforts to hire a senior advisor for cyber security, with hopes to have the position filled by early next year. The agency wants to fill the position to give […]


Data Security, Information Management

How your hospital can avoid ransomware attacks & safeguard patient info

October 5, 2017

Via: Healthcarebusinesstech

Tech attacks have become even more common in recent months for healthcare organizations and hospitals. In fact, hundreds of thousands of computers and systems have been brought down by ransomware, and this trend is poised to continue. Cyberattacks like WannaCry […]


Data Privacy, Data Security, Information Management

Cloud services put patient information at risk

October 3, 2017

Via: Healthcarebusinesstech

The cloud is the new normal for enterprise apps, with 70% of all organizations having at least one app in the cloud today, according to IDG’s Enterprise Cloud Computing Survey, 2016. Telehealth, big data management in research and patient management […]


Data Security, Information Management

3 Meaningful Steps for Data Breach Prevention and Preparation

September 27, 2017

Via: HITECH Answers

Reported data breaches show that HIPAA violation settlements are on the upswing, both in terms of the number of individuals affected and financial cost. We’re not done with 2017, yet OCR’s updated breach portal shows that nearly 4 million individuals […]


Data Security, Information Management

Embracing IoT and cloud: It’s all about visibility and planning

September 26, 2017

Via: Healthcarebusinesstech

Healthcare is one of society’s most vital industries, yet many healthcare organizations are struggling to keep up with technological innovation, namely the Internet of Things (IoT) and cloud computing. In this guest post, Ofer Amitai, CEO and co-founder of a […]


Data Security, Information Management

Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence is Key to Fighting Ransomware in Healthcare

September 11, 2017

Via: HITECH Answers

Every once in a while the world wakes up to the news of yet another data breach of incredible proportion, providing a crude reminder that healthcare IT systems are not as secure as they should be. Some black hat hackers […]


Data Security, Information Management

Alaska DHSS facing potential breach after two Trojan malware attacks

September 7, 2017

Via: HealthcareITnews

Two computers of the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services were hit by malware attacks, which potentially breached the records of some of its patients. A Trojan horse virus was found on the two computers on July 5 and […]