Jessica Davis, healthcareitnews.com, August 31, 2017
Kaleida Health, New York’s largest provider, is once again notifying patients of a phishing incident. This one involves 744 patients. The organization discovered the incident on June 26, when it found an unauthorized third-party gained access to an employee’s email account.
Elizabeth Snell, healthitsecurity.com, August 30, 2017
Healthcare providers can face numerous challenges during natural disasters, including adhering to HIPAA rules while working to provide proper patient care through an emergency. HHS recently released a bulletin to help guide covered entities through declared emergencies, such as the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey in August 2017.
Andrew Cook, deltarisk.com, August 18, 2017
Imagine this scenario: you’ve just discovered your network has been breached. You need to get a handle on the situation quickly but you’re still trying to figure out what happened. What are the incident response best practices you should follow?
Joseph Goedert, healthdatamanagement.com, August 22, 2017
Data breaches in the healthcare industry were most likely caused by outside hacking in July, the first month in 2017 in which threats from outside healthcare organizations exceeded insider breaches, according to Protenus , a security firm that tracks industry breaches.
David Bisson, grahamcluley.com, August 22, 2017
A member of the Anonymous hacking collective claims to have stolen data belonging to 1.2 million patients of the United Kingdom’s National Health Service (NHS). The breach affected swiftQueue , a software provider of dashboard and metrics solutions to healthcare clinics.
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.
Michael Hill, info-securitymagazine.com, August 10, 2017
More than two-thirds of security professionals are not confident their organizations have made necessary security improvements since the WannaCry and Petya attacks earlier this year, according to new research from Tripwire.
Healthcare IT News Staff, healthcareitnews.com, September 5, 2017
Healthcare proved itself a lucrative target for hackers in 2016, and so far in 2017 is, unfortunately, following suit. From organizations with exposed, unused websites to unencrypted storage drives, health organizations still have much to learn about security.
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 a 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.