Tom Sullivan, healthcareitnews.com, August 10, 2017
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.
Noah Powers, deltarisk.com, July 26, 2017
There’s no shortage of analysis on the Petya ransomware strain that struck organizations across the globe in the past month. You can find blog posts and articles covering practically every angle – from the machine language nuances of the code, to the length of the encryption key, to the possible nationality of the code writer.
Mark Hagland, healthcare-informatics.com, July 31, 2017
An excellent “Perspective” op-ed article published online earlier this month in The New England Journal of Medicine is bringing forward for industry leaders to consider, a very important and alarming new possibility around data breaches involving PHI (protected health information). Could criminal hackers actually tamper with critical clinical information contained within electronic health records (EHRs), to the potential devastation of patients?
HIPAA Journal Staff, hipaajournal.com, July 19, 2017
Last week, the United States Department of Justice announced the largest healthcare fraud action to date. 412 individuals were charged, including 115 doctors, nurses and other medical professionals for their roles in healthcare fraud schemes. 120 doctors and other medical professionals were charged for prescribing opioids and other dangerous narcotics.
Devesh Panchwagh, deltarisk.com, July 21, 2017
The 2017 National Insider Threat Symposium and Expo, hosted by the National Insider Threat Special Interest Group (NITSIG), put the spotlight on insider threat detection, behavior patterns, program development, law enforcement, legal ramifications, and future challenges. The one-day event consisted of speakers from a mix of backgrounds, including insider threat risk mitigation experts, private sector business professionals, and U.S. government and defense contract thought leaders.
Medium Staff, medium.com, August 4, 2017
Of all of the connections brought about by the Internet of Things, nothing is more frightening than the notion of an unsecured medical device. The magnitude of risk associated with medical devices and the Internet of Things is a gripping proposition with 67% of medical device makers expecting an attack on their devices while only 17% taking measures to prevent an attack, according to Ponemon.
Pymnts Staff, pymnts.com, August 4, 2017
The distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack has made a massive resurgence in Q2, particularly Ransom DDoS, or RDoS. In an RDoS attack, cybercriminals threaten to launch a DDoS attack on a victim’s critically important online resources if they don’t pay up. The threat is often accompanied by a smaller-scale DDoS attack to demonstrate that the criminal means business.
Robert Hackett, fortune.com, July 13, 2017
One hazard of being a cybersecurity reporter is that attackers send phishing emails to my inbox on a daily basis. If you don’t believe me, ask the security team at Time Inc., Fortune’s parent company.
AAP Division of Quality, aappublications.org, July 20, 2017
As electronic options to provide and access patient health information increase, so too can opportunities for hackers to steal that information or hold it hostage if medical professionals do not maintain and upgrade their cybersecurity .