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Category: Data Security


Data Privacy, Data Security, Information Management

Number of patient records compromised by data breaches dropped 80% in 2017

February 2, 2018

Via: FierceHealthcare

Healthcare data breaches continued to climb in 2017, but the number of affected patient records declined 80% as the industry managed to avoid a large-scale attack. Still, analysts warned that 2017 may have been an off year for malicious actors […]


Data Security, Information Management

Allscripts hit with a class-action lawsuit one week after ransomware attack

January 26, 2018

Via: FierceHealthcare

Allscripts has barely recovered from a ransomware attack that wiped out access for 1,500 clients and it’s already being hit with a class-action complaint alleging it failed to adequately secure its systems against potential intruders. Filed on Thursday by Surfside […]


Data Security, Information Management

Healthcare Industry Will Underestimate Cybersecurity Threats in 2018

January 17, 2018

Via: HITECH Answers

2017 was an unprecedented year for breaches and ransomware attacks on healthcare organizations. Yet, according to a new report from Black Book, more than eight in ten provider organizations lack a reliable leader for cybersecurity, while only 11% plan to […]


Data Security, Information Management

Saving Lives Starts with Protecting Our Hospitals

January 11, 2018

Via: InformationWeek

Healthcare organizations and the patients they serve have to step up to ensure that medical records and devices are secured from hackers. According to Symantec, only 6% of the IT budget allotted in hospitals is devoted to cybersecurity. Therefore, it […]


Data Security, Information Management

New year, same threats: Keep your hospital safe from cybersecurity attacks

January 4, 2018

Via: Healthcarebusinesstech

Healthcare organizations have been experiencing increased threats to their cybersecurity lately, due to the amount of private info they usually have on file. In particular, system attacks caused by ransomware are on the rise, and there’s no better time than […]


Data Security, Information Management

Cyberattack takes down systems at Jones Memorial Hospital

January 4, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

Jones Memorial Hospital, a 70-bed acute care facility in Wellsville, N.Y., says it was the victim of a cyberattack that forced some of its computer systems offline. The rural hospital, located in southwestern New York State, announced on Wednesday that […]


Data Security, Information Management

Patient data thefts result in sanctions for 21st Century Oncology

January 3, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

Having twice unknowingly had patient information stolen in 2015, 21st Century Oncology, a large organization with 143 treatment centers in 17 states, has reached agreement with the HHS Office for Civil Rights on a corrective action plan to comply with […]


Data Security, Information Management

Stop the Insanity: Physician’s Information Security Practices Must Change to End Cyberattacks

December 26, 2017

Via: HITECH Answers

New data reporting on the incidence of malware and ransomware incidents in healthcare find that the majority of physicians are experiencing cyberattacks while many fear they are in the line of fire for future attacks. At the same time, most […]


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, […]