Ransomware Leads the Way in 2017’s Predicted Rise in Health Data Theft

HIMSS Unveils New Cybersecurity Hub: 5 Things to Know

Editor’s Note: Santosh Varughese is the President of Cognetyx, a provider of ‘Ambient Cognitive Cyber Surveillance’ to protect information assets against cyber security threats, data breaches and privacy violations. Welcome to 2017, the writing is on the wall and it didn’t take long to get there. Earlier this month Atlanta’s Emory Healthcare was hacked by the Harak1r1 the 0.2 Bitcoin Ransomware.  A database from the facility’s Brain Health Center containing data from more than 200,000 patients
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New HHS CyberSecurity Initiative: Too Little, Too Late?    

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Editor’s Note: D’Arcy Guerin Gue is a co-founder of Phoenix, with over 25 years of experience in executive leadership, strategic planning, IT services, knowledge leadership, and industry  relations —  with a special focus on patient engagement and federal compliance issues. She currently serves as the Director of Industry Relations at Phoenix Health Systems, a division of Medsphere SystemsAfter years of increasingly dangerous data security and privacy breaches across the American healthcare
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Are EHR Vendors Hackers’ Next Big Target?

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Editor's Note: Mark Menke is the Chief Technology Officer of Network DLP at Digital Guardian, a data protection firm. Mark has over 20 years of experience in various roles from ASIC Design to IT and Security Consulting roles. Over the course of 2015, countless data breaches occurred within hospital networks, health insurers, physicians’ offices, and other organizations in the healthcare industry. In fact, Community Health Systems, Premera and Anthem were just a few of the most notable names who
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Newsflash: Healthcare Does Not Spend Enough on IT Data Security

Infographic: History of Security Data Breaches in Healthcare

Mathematically, the gap between $3.6 million and $17,000 is a chasm.This is something you know well if you’re Hollywood Presbyterian Hospital, which paid the latter number to unlock patient data held hostage by malicious hackers using ransomware when the former number is what the hackers initially asked for.While the dramatic reduction in ransom may have caused Hollywood Presbyterian to breathe a sigh of relief, there is no reason they or you should feel comforted. Consider this an initial shot
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MedStar Cyber Attack Shows Need for HHS to Implement Cybersecurity Law

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The FBI is investigating a Monday cyber attack by anonymous hackers that forced MedStar Health's 10 hospitals and more than 250 outpatient centers to shut down their computers and email. After the cyber attack was discovered, the provider immediately made the decision to take down all of their systems as a precaution to ensure further security breaches.  The Washington, D.C.-based healthcare system employs more than 30,000 people and treats hundreds of thousands of patients in the Washington
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Hospital Cyber-Attacks Could Be Mitigated through Higher Education

Infographic: History of Security Data Breaches in Healthcare

Editor's Note: J.A. Eve Krahe, Ph.D. is the dean of graduate programs for University of Phoenix School of Health Services Administration. Prior to joining University of Phoenix, she served as the director of health care innovation programs at Arizona State University. In his comments to the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions in September 2015, Brian Dishman of Intel Corporation described the “constellation” of health data that surrounds each of us. From diagnostic,
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Landmark Rulings Protect Hospitals Against Security Data Breaches

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In two landmark cases, two of California's largest and most prestigious healthcare providers, Eisenhower Medical Center and Sutter Health, have fended off law suits following security data breaches that could have cost in aggregate billions of dollars, according to a release statement from Beazley Insurance Services.  In the first case, a $500 million class action suit against Eisenhower Medical Center, the California Court of Appeal ruled that healthcare providers are not liable under the
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Interview Podcast: Healthcare Security Issues in 2012 with Alan Brill Vol. 2

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Healthcare security issues in 2012 Interview with Alan Brill, Senior Managing Director at Kroll providing his insight on healthcare security issues  Recently the Cyber Security and Information Assurance Division of Kroll Inc. released their annual top 10 security trends for 2012 highlighting the key areas of risks and trends that will impact how organizations and governments combat and respond to cyber threats.  In this interview, Alan Brill, Senior Managing Director at Kroll dives deeper
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Healthcare Security Issues in 2012 with Alan Brill Interview Part 1

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Healthcare security issues in 2012 Interview with Alan Brill, Senior Managing Director at Kroll providing his insight on healthcare security issues Recently the Cyber Security and Information Assurance Division of Kroll Inc. released their annual top 10 security trends for 2012 highlighting the key areas of risks and trends that will impact how organizations and governments combat and respond to cyber threats.  In this interview, Alan Brill, Senior Managing Director at Kroll dives deeper into
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Infographic: How Important is Protecting Patient Privacy?

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Infographic highlighting the importance of protecting patient privacy Patient privacy continues to make headlines in the news signifying an epidemic in security breaches in healthcare organizations increasing over 32%in the past year costing an estimated 6.5 billion annually according to a recent study by Ponemon Institute.  On Wednesday, a class action suit has been filed seeking as much as 16 million in damages for a data security breach involving the electronic medical records of 16,000
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