September 26th 2023
Experts warn about the growing dangers of criminals using AI and deepfakes to target hospitals and healthcare organizations.
Ransomware attacks can endanger patients and costs health systems millions. Experts say the C-suite is more engaged on the issue.
September 8th 2023
The midwestern hospital system and the physician group are striving to restore full systems. They’re caring for patients, but some services have been affected.
August 25th 2023
Singing River Health System says it’s had to take computer systems offline. The system continues to see patients, but some services have been disrupted.
August 22nd 2023
The number of health data breaches dropped in the first half of 2023, but more people are being affected, a new report from Critical Insight says. Analysts say attackers are shifting tactics.
FBI: Healthcare hit with most ransomware attacks of any critical sector
Ransomware attacks on health systems have been rising. A new report finds the health sector easily topped other key infrastructure areas such as manufacturing and financial services.
Sen. Mark Warner talks about cybersecurity in healthcare: ‘Lives are at stake’
In this interview, the U.S. senator from Virginia talks about why cybersecurity merits much more attention as a public health threat.
Lehigh Valley Health Network discloses ransomware attack, refuses to pay
The eastern Pennsylvania system says the attack hasn’t disrupted operations. The system says the attack comes from BlackCat, a gang with ties to Russia that authorities say is more sophisticated than some rivals.
Nearly 50 million Americans impacted by health data breaches in 2022
The number of breaches dipped in the second half of the year, but the number of people affected rose sharply, according to a new report.
California medical group discloses ransomware attack, more than 3 million affected
Regal Medical Group, based in southern California, said the breach occurred in December 2022.
Florida hospital system delays surgeries, diverts patients after apparent cyberattack
Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare continues to deal with the security issue that began late last week. Providers are using handwritten notes.
These 3 cybersecurity strategies can help protect medical practices | Kyle Ryan
Independent practices are particularly vulnerable to breaches. But practice owners can take simple steps today to protect patient data.
FBI disrupts ransomware group targeting hospitals, thwarting $130M in payment demands
Federal authorities had warned health systems about the Hive group, which targeted more than 1,500 victims worldwide.
Ransomware attacks continue to rise, and they're hurting patients: Survey
Information technology pros said the attacks are causing more health complications, and many say they’ve had to transfer patients or have seen longer hospital stays.
More sophisticated cyberattacks threaten healthcare organizations
Attackers are getting more polished in their approach. Crane Hassold of Abnormal Security talked with Chief Healthcare Executive about the evolving threats and what health systems should be doing.
The 11 biggest health data breaches in 2022
Cyberattacks continued to target hospitals and health systems. More than 21 million people were affected by the 11 largest breaches of health information.
Chief Healthcare Executive’s most popular data and technology stories of 2022
Continuing our week-long look at our most well-read stories, our rundown of the most popular technology features is dominated by cybersecurity.
Cybersecurity in healthcare: Even with progress, many vulnerabilities remain
In an interview with Chief Healthcare Executive, Lee Kim of HIMSS outlined the current threats, how health systems are responding, and where they need to improve.
CommonSpirit Health says some patient information accessed in ransomware attack
The system said the breach involved patient data from Virginia Mason Franciscan Health, an affiliate of CommonSpirit.
Hospitals warned of ransomware gang engaging in ‘big game hunting’
Federal officials warn that individuals behind ‘Lorenz’ ransomware are targeting larger organizations, including those in the healthcare industry.
As cyberattacks and insurance costs grow, time is right for accreditation | Viewpoint
Accreditation and certification programs can help organizations address gaps and demonstrate to other providers, partners, and insurers that they are serious about protecting healthcare data.
Hospitals must do more to improve cybersecurity | HLTH Conference
Health systems have made progress, but they still have a long way to go, says Clearwater CEO Steve Cagle. Hospital executives must drive change from the top.
Google Cloud CEO sees bright future with healthcare partnerships | HLTH Conference
The company announces a new collaboration with Epic to give providers more choices on the cloud, and new accelerators to help health organizations do more with their data.
Here are 6 ways to keep your practice safe from cyberattack | Rob Stuart
If a provider or surgery center is attacked, the practice is on the hook for bad publicity, potential fines, and the high cost of remediation.
Ransomware gang focusing on healthcare sector, authorities say
Federal agencies say a cybercrime group known as the Diaxin Team has hit healthcare organizations with ransomware and stolen patient data.
Advocate Aurora Health discloses data breach, 3 million could be affected
The system says there’s no evidence of fraud or misuse of information. The breach stems from an online tool meant to track patient trends, and other health systems have reported similar incidents.
CommonSpirit Health ransomware attack: Questions and answers
The health system continues to deal with a cyberattack that has affected some systems and led to some patient appointments being canceled or rescheduled.
CommonSpirit Health says system hit by ransomware attack
The system says it is working with law enforcement and cybersecurity experts. Some hospitals have rescheduled patient appointments and some systems are offline.
CommonSpirit Health reports IT security issue; hospitals affected, some patient appointments rescheduled
The nonprofit system said it has taken some systems offline, and that could include some electronic health records.
Hospital chief information officers cite strain in IT staff as top concern
A survey of chief information officers reveals they’re worried about the pressures on their IT staff.
Cybersecurity in healthcare: Lawmakers seek answers from Biden administration
Two lawmakers want more information as more hospitals are being hit with ransomware attacks. They say they’re concerned about the timely sharing of threat information with the health sector.
The 10 biggest health data breaches in the first half of 2022
Millions of Americans have been affected by cyberattacks targeting hospitals and health companies in the first six months of the year. Ransomware attacks are getting more frequent, more costly and threaten patient safety.
The average healthcare breach now costs more than $10 million
Cyberattacks at hospitals are proving more costly, according to a new report from IBM Security. The cost of a typical breach rose by nearly $1 million over last year.
Ransomware attacks on hospitals are rising
The attacks are costing health systems millions of dollars and threatening patients. Hospital leaders must develop robust defenses and prepare detailed recovery plans, experts say.
An emerging cybersecurity threat: supply chain compromise
A new report by Abnormal Security sheds light on a growing trend of hackers impersonating third-party vendors to steal from companies.
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