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Report: How Cyberattacks Hurts Patient Care and Mortality Rates

September 13, 2022

Via: HitConsultant

Proofpoint, Inc. is a leading cybersecurity and compliance company that protects organizations’ greatest assets and biggest risks: their people. With an integrated suite of cloud-based solutions, Proofpoint helps companies around the world stop targeted threats, safeguard their data, and make […]


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Protecting Healthcare Organizations from Cyberattacks

November 22, 2021

Via: Healthcare IT Today

No business sector is safe from ransomware attacks these days. But one industry that has been increasingly under attack—and has life-or-death consequences—is healthcare, as recently uncovered in a new research report from the Ponemon Institute. In the last year, cyberattacks […]


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Safeguarding medical technology against cyberattacks

March 13, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

In cases to date, medical devices have not been deliberately targeted, but if these appliances are linked to a hospital network that is vulnerable to attack (such as diagnostic equipment) the threat-level is high. “The FDA isn’t aware of any […]


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Brain implants at risk of future cyberattacks

October 31, 2018

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

The research was published as a report by Russian cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab in alliance with the UK’s University of Oxford Functional Neurosurgery Group. According to the report ‘The Memory Market: Preparing for a future where cyber-threats target your past’, […]


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Most healthcare organizations have suffered data breaches, survey shows

March 12, 2018

Via: Modern Healthcare

While healthcare organizations spent more on information technology from 2016 to 2017, the number of cyberattacks also increased, according to a new survey from the Ponemon Institute. The healthcare organizations surveyed experienced an average of 16 cyberattacks each in 2017, […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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New approach needed to protect health data

August 18, 2017

Via: Health Data Management

HIPAA regulations—and the mindset they have inspired for information security—can no longer be the standard on which a healthcare information security program is built. The philosophy spawned from the compliance mentality toward information security, in too many instances, has resulted […]


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Nuance struggling to recover after Petya cyber attack

July 21, 2017

Via: Health Data Management

Many doctors still can’t use a transcription service made by Nuance Communications three weeks after the company was hit by a powerful, debilitating computer attack. Integrated delivery systems, including Beth Israel Deaconess in Boston and the University of Pittsburgh Medical […]


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Data security survey reveals overconfidence, lack of preparedness

June 20, 2017

Via: Health Data Management

Many organizations are still overly confident about their data security programs, but in fact they are ill-prepared to defend against a significant cyber-attack. That is the finding of a new study by Sapio Research, which surveyed organizations in the United […]


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How advanced analytics can shore up defenses against data theft

December 20, 2016

Via: Health Data Management

Since cyberattacks on hospital EHR systems have become a topic of nightly newscasts, no longer is anyone shocked by their scope and veracity. What is shocking is the financial damage the attacks are predicted to cause. During this past June, […]


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The 10 largest healthcare data breaches of 2016

December 13, 2016

Via: Health Data Management

Cyber attacks hit nine providers and a business associate in the 10 largest hacks of 2016. The number of records accessed were down significantly from 2015, when hackers were able to break into records of large insurers. Here are the […]


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New service helps identify medical device vulnerabilities

November 18, 2016

Via: Health Data Management

Patient safety organization ECRI Institute has launched a cyberattack gap analysis service for healthcare providers, focusing on threats to medical devices that interact with patients. The organization is using internal experts to assess a hospital’s medical device inventory for cyber-exposures […]


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Medical devices pose weak link in preventing cyber attacks

November 15, 2016

Via: Health Data Management

For many users of Johnson & Johnson’s OneTouch Ping insulin pump, the benefit of ease of use has been outweighed by the fear of hacking. In early October, the company sent letters to patients using the devices, alerting them to […]


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Recent DDoS attacks highlight need to ramp up IoT security

November 7, 2016

Via: Health Data Management

A recent string of distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks against a variety of Web sites, driven by hundreds of thousands of Internet-connected devices, highlights new vulnerabilities and the lack of security in the rapidly growing Internet of Things (IoT) industry, according […]


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How to better prepare for inevitable cyber attacks

October 31, 2016

Via: Health Data Management

Any healthcare company or provider knows the obvious—hackers are working hard to get into their networks. The industry has long been in the top 10 for the number of records compromised in data breaches, and now has moved to first […]


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How healthcare can profit from financial security practices

October 13, 2016

Via: Health Data Management

On an almost daily basis, we hear of another healthcare organization, hospital or health plan that has experienced some kind of hack or data breach. According to a study by Symantec Corporation, there were 120 healthcare data breaches in 2015, […]


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New virus disables computers by encrypting hard drives

September 29, 2016

Via: Health Data Management

A new strain of ransomware, called Mamba, is circulating through multiple industries, including healthcare, and crippling computers by encrypting entire hard drives. So far, there really isn’t much that can be done except pay the ransom to gain a key […]


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Healthcare Continues To Be Top Cyber Attack Target

September 19, 2016

Via: Health IT Outcomes

Almost 90 percent of ransomware attacks during the second quarter of 2016 were on healthcare entities, according to a report by cybersecurity vendor NTTSecurity, previously Solutionary. Trailing healthcare were education (6 percent) and finance (4 percent), with attacks on all […]


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9 ways to recognize and beat ransomware attacks

September 1, 2016

Via: Health Data Management

The prospects for IT security remain downright terrifying, particularly in light of the growing use of ransomware. A recent survey by Malwarebytes and Osterman Research suggest that an average of 4,000 daily ransomware attacks have occurred since early this year, […]