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Perpetual Disruption Part 1: What is Good Cybersecurity Governance in Health Care?

Disruption means constant change. This brings benefits to businesses and can improve customer loyalty. But, the costs tend to be new and large security challenges. Which raises the question: What role does the chief information security officer (CISO) hold in this ongoing transformation? In this series, we’ll look at perpetual disruption and its
Publish At:2021-04-06 21:46 | Read:95 | Comments:0 | Tags:Data Protection Healthcare Cybersecurity Healthcare Data Hea

Health Care Cybersecurity: Costly Data Breaches, Ensuring PII Security and Beyond

As hospitals get smarter, threat actors have more routes inside. IBM’s recent research on the health care industry shows how smart tools, which could be very valuable for today’s medical facilities, also need healing of their own. What should hospital IT security teams look out for? Our overview of the state of cybersecurity in the health c
Publish At:2021-03-22 14:53 | Read:172 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Intelligence & Analytics Data Protection Fraud Prot

The Importance of Mobile Technology in State Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) Programs

Under the federal Electronic Visit Verification mandate, care providers for people with disabilities or the elderly confined to their homes will need to check in and out with a device equipped with GPS. It isn’t a security risk mandate per se, but the use of connected devices for this could add some risk.  What is Electronic Visit Verificati
Publish At:2021-01-29 18:47 | Read:288 | Comments:0 | Tags:Government Healthcare Mobile Security Electronic Visit Verif

A Recipe for Reducing Medical Device Internet of Things Risk

You may recall this blog post from March 2020. It highlighted the importance of factoring in clinical, organizational, financial and regulatory impact when determining which medical Internet-of-Things (IoMT) security vulnerabilities should be fixed first. Consider this post a part two. Whereas the previous post focused on the fact that IoMT devices are here
Publish At:2020-09-30 12:45 | Read:700 | Comments:0 | Tags:Data Protection Healthcare Healthcare Data Medical Data Risk

DDoS Attacks Increase in Size, Frequency and Duration

Distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks are increasing in size, frequency and duration. Kaspersky Lab reported a doubling of DDoS attacks in the first quarter of 2020 compared with the fourth quarter of 2019, plus an 80% jump compared with the same quarter last year. Kaspersky also found that DDoS cyberattacks are increasing in duration. Average attack
Publish At:2020-07-30 19:37 | Read:1124 | Comments:0 | Tags:Advanced Threats Application Security Cloud Security Data Pr

Beyond IT: Assessing the Human Impact of Healthcare Cybersecurity

Healthcare cybersecurity attacks are on the rise. As Protenus notes, industry data breaches increased by 48 percent between 2018 and 2019, with more than 41 million patient records compromised. Meanwhile, according to the 2019 HIMSS Cybersecurity Survey, 82 percent of hospitals said they suffered a “significant security incident” in the past 12 m
Publish At:2020-03-09 11:15 | Read:1930 | Comments:0 | Tags:Healthcare Risk Management Artificial Intelligence (AI) Cybe