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HHS cybersecurity center warns of new ransomware threat

November 14, 2022

Via: Healthcare Dive

Ransomware incidents are on the rise in the healthcare industry as attackers eye the vast stores of patient data collected by providers. Venus is the latest in a wave of threats that HHS has sounded the alarm over in the […]


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North America is seeing a hiring jump in medical industry cybersecurity roles

September 9, 2022

Via: Medical Device Network

North America extended its dominance for cybersecurity hiring among medical industry companies in the three months ending July. The number of roles in North America made up 78.6% of total cybersecurity jobs – up from 76.8% in the same quarter […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

Revealed: The medical devices companies leading the way in cybersecurity

September 9, 2022

Via: Medical Device Network

Johnson & Johnson and Roche are among the companies best positioned to take advantage of future cybersecurity disruption in the medical devices industry, our analysis shows. The assessment comes from GlobalData’s Thematic Research ecosystem, which ranks companies on a scale […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

Medical device security continues to be casualty of hospital-medtech divide

December 1, 2021

Via: Healthcare Dive

Medical device manufacturers and hospitals are both responsible for protecting devices from cybersecurity threats and working together to manage the risks to patient safety. However, while there is recognition of shared cyber responsibility on both sides, device security continues to […]


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Addressing Healthcare’s IT Security Oversight Challenges

December 19, 2019

Via: HitConsultant

Data theft within the healthcare sector continues to skyrocket, led by third-party data breaches and phishing attacks. Halfway through 2019, the number of patient records breached already exceeds the 2018 number by more than 10 million. Perhaps most concerning, many […]


Regulatory

FDA warns industry of cybersecurity vulnerabilities

October 2, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Referred to as URGENT/11, these flaws exist in third-party software called IPnet, which computers use to communicate over a network. The faults in the system could allow a remote attacker to take over and interfere with the function of medical […]


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HHS cybersecurity guidance ramps up pressure to protect data

January 7, 2019

Via: Health Data Management

New cybersecurity best practices from the Department of Health and Human Services are more than helpful suggestions for provider organizations—they set security practices that are likely to become the de facto standard industry wide. The new guidance, available here, should […]


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Feds boost cooperation on medical device cybersecurity

October 17, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

The Food and Drug Administration and Department of Homeland Security will work more closely to address threats to medical device cybersecurity. The federal agencies have signed a memorandum of agreement to increase coordination and cooperation when it comes to potential […]


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How Blockchain Technology Could Help Prevent Medical Fraud

July 10, 2018

Via: HitConsultant

Most people know blockchain as the transaction ledger associated with cryptocurrency transactions. However, evidence suggests a specific use for it that applies to health professionals — reducing medical fraud. Blockchain’s Innate Characteristics May Cut Down on Fraud Individuals think blockchain […]


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How to promote accessibility in healthcare cybersecurity

February 27, 2018

Via: Healthcarebusinesstech

The more accessible healthcare information is, the more value it provides to patients and providers alike. But much of this information is sensitive, privileged or regulated, making it highly vulnerable when traveling in and out of networks. In this guest […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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2018 Predictions from Healthcare Leaders Across the Country

December 27, 2017

Via: HITECH Answers

There’s a familiar quote that says, “Never make predictions, especially about the future.” But ‘tis the season for doing just that so we asked some of the leading healthcare experts to give us their predictions for the industry in 2018. […]


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The Road Ahead: Year-end Trends in Healthcare Cybersecurity

October 30, 2017

Via: HITECH Answers

Healthcare data breaches account for over 22% of the data breaches so far in 2017. To put a number on it, that’s nearly 2 million health data records. If you’re looking for an idea of what’s to come the remainder […]


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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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Healthcare is turning a corner on cybersecurity, new HIMSS research shows

August 11, 2017

Via: HealthcareITnews

Despite the consensus that healthcare is widely underprepared for protecting patient data, more and more hospitals are making cybersecurity a significant clinical and business necessity than in the past. “The healthcare sector is taking cybersecurity very seriously and making it […]


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6 in 10 healthcare organizations have a dedicated cybersecurity executive, and it makes a big difference

August 10, 2017

Via: FierceHealthcare

Healthcare providers that have a dedicated information security executive are more likely to adopt a holistic approach to privacy and security that includes the use of a validated cybersecurity framework, reviewing new technology prior to purchase and testing systems for […]


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Top 5 Reasons Why Every Healthcare Company Should Invest in Blockchain

August 9, 2017

Via: Forbes

One of the monumental shifts we are experiencing in the healthcare industry is the digital decentralization of the care delivery models. Digitization of drugs (therapies), devices, services and business models are democratizing current healthcare systems, unlocking new values by displacing […]


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US Senator introduces new bill for cybersecurity of medical devices

August 4, 2017

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

The US Senator Richard Blumenthal has introduced the Medical Device Cybersecurity Act bill to protect confidential medical information of patients. Intended to protect against hackers, the bill provides cybersecurity protections for medical devices. The move follows ransomware attacks and large-scale […]


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Beating back ransomware: How hospitals, tech vendors and big pharma can help each other

July 12, 2017

Via: HealthcareITnews

U.S.-based pharmaceutical kingpin Merck was among many organizations affectedJune 27 by the Petya cyberattack, showing pharmaceutical giants are just as susceptible to attack as hospitals and health systems. The same goes for IT vendors, with Nuance experiencing service outages that lasted longer than two weeks […]