HEALTHCARE INFOSECURITY NEWSLETTER

September 2019

[Blog] How to Design an Effective Cyber Exercise

Ron Diaz, deltarisk.com, August 26, 2019 

What are the biggest cyber security threats to your business? Identifying these can help you design the right type of cyber exercise. What else should you consider? Find out in our latest blog.

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MGH Reports Data Breach Affecting Nearly 10,000 

boston.com, August 22, 2019  

Massachusetts General Hospital said that a data breach has exposed the private information of nearly 10,000 people. “An unauthorized third party’’ accessed data in two computer programs used by researchers in the department of neurology.

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Ransomware Bites Remote Dental Data Backup Firm

krebsonsecurity.com, August 29, 2019

PerCSoft, a company that manages a remote data backup service used by hundreds of dental offices across the U.S., is struggling to restore access to client systems after a ransomware attack.

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Washington Hospital Refuses $1 Million Ransomware Demand 

modernhealthcare.com, August 15, 2019 

A hospital in Aberdeen, Wash., is recovering from a ransomware attack that encrypted files across its network, including electronic health records. An estimated 85,000 people were affected.

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Health Information of 5,500 Michigan Medicine Patients Exposed in Data Breach 

mlive.com, August 16, 2019  

Approximately 5,500 Michigan Medicine patients may have had their health records exposed in a phishing scam, exposing everything from diagnostic and treatment information to a small subset of social security numbers.

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Further 185,000 Individuals Affected by AMCA Data Breach

hipaajournal.com, August 8, 2019

Three more healthcare organizations have announced they have been affected by the data breach at American Medical Collection Agency. Most of the companies impacted by the breach were notified by AMCA in May and June that some of their patients’ data had potentially been compromised.

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Rapid Growth in Healthcare Cyber Security Market May Not Be Enough to Stop Breaches 

businessinsider.com, August 16, 2019 

The cyber security market for US health systems, which was valued at $8.2 billion in 2018, is projected to grow at a 19 percent compound annual growth rate through 2025, per Global Market Insights. The report claims the steady rise in cyber security will be fueled in part by hospitals’ sustained migration of on-site data to the cloud.

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[White Paper] Threats to Client Confidentiality in a Digital Legal World

A data breach on a law firm can have devastating effects beyond the immediate costs of liability. A law firm’s reputation can suffer immensely in an industry that relies on trust. In this white paper updated for 2019, our experts discuss why law firms are being targeted by cyber criminals and how privileged data can be protected. Download our white paper here.

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