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.
Hackers backed by Iran targeted Boston Children’s Hospital, FBI says
FBI Director Christopher Wray said authorities thwarted the attack. Authorities have warned the healthcare sector to fortify their network defenses.
Health sector should be worried about Russian cyberattacks
The threat is real, says Heath Renfrow, chief information security officer at Conversant Group. Healthcare organizations generally aren’t where they need to be when it comes to cybersecurity.
HHS warns healthcare about Hive ransomware group
The group is relatively new but has targeted the health sector, the agency says. Scores of hospitals have been hit by ransomware and other cyberattacks.
Why medical practices need to guard against cyberattacks
One in six practices were hit by a cyberattack in 2021, according to the Medical Group Management Association.
How hospitals can improve cybersecurity: Tips, training, and tough love
As we conclude our series on cybersecurity in healthcare, several experts offer advice on protecting systems and patients.
‘Rolling disaster’: Cyberattacks on hospitals cause problems for months
As we continue our series on cybersecurity, John Riggi, the American Hospital Association’s top expert, explains how disruptive breaches can be. And he offers advice for hospitals to fortify their defenses.
What kind of fine is warranted for losing patient data? The feds want your input
The Department of Health and Human Services is asking for comments about assessing fines or other remedies for potential violations. The agency noted the rise of cybersecurity threats involving patient data.
Cybersecurity and patient safety: Why it needs more attention
As Chief Healthcare Executive continues our series on cybersecurity in healthcare, we look at the risk a breach poses to patients. Experts say hospitals must plan for providing care after an attack.
Cybersecurity measures advance in Washington
Our cybersecurity series continues with a look at what's happening in Congress. A Senate bill would authorize more cybersecurity training for hospitals. And a new law requires hospitals to report attacks and ransom payments more quickly.
Why smaller hospitals are targets for cyberattacks
This week, Chief Healthcare Executive is taking a closer look at cybersecurity in healthcare. Today, we look at the risks for smaller hospitals, which have fewer resources to combat attacks.
How a rural health system improved its cybersecurity
As Chief Healthcare Executive continues its series on cybersecurity, we look at the Fisher-Titus system in Ohio. The organization offers useful lessons in how smaller providers can improve their security.
Not if, but when: Cyberattacks threaten hospital systems
This week, Chief Healthcare Executive is publishing a series of stories on cybersecurity and what healthcare organizations should be doing to protect themselves. Today, we look at why hospitals should expect a breach.
The 10 biggest cyberattacks in healthcare in the 1st quarter of 2022
More than 100 breaches have been reported to the federal government since Jan. 1, and some have affected hundreds of thousands. As part of our series on cybersecurity this week, we look at the largest attacks in the first three months of the year.
Cyber attackers employ new methods to gain access
Scammers are trying to get victims on the phone to download malware, according to a new report. Email attacks continue to rise and executives are being targeted more often.
HIMSS 2022: Health equity, transformation, Michael Phelps, Scott Pelley, and other highlights
The conference highlighted exciting opportunities for technology to dramatically improve healthcare, along with some formidable obstacles. Here are nine key takeaways from a memorable week.
HIMSS 2022: Ransomware attacks threaten healthcare systems
Many breaches aren’t discovered until months after the fact, and ‘double extortion’ is a growing threat, experts said at the HIMSS Conference.
Authorities warn healthcare groups about Lockbit 2.0 cybercrime gang
The group says it doesn’t target healthcare organizations but authorities stress the importance of bolstering protections.
Cyberattacks in healthcare surged last year, and 2022 could be even worse
The typical breach costs several million dollars. Attackers have realized hospitals are prime targets, so healthcare leaders need to make protecting their systems a top priority.
How Oracle’s purchase of Cerner shakes up the tech field in healthcare
Oracle bought Cerner in a $28 billion deal, giving the software giant a bigger presence in healthcare. It could inspire other tech companies to make moves.
Survey reports national concern about cyberattacks on healthcare systems
There is widespread concern among the American public about cyberattacks on U.S. institutions, according to a poll, and nearly all reported being at least somewhat concerned about healthcare systems falling victim to cyberattacks.
Cybersecurity and hospitals: Looming threats, vulnerabilities and what can be done
Cyber attacks are on the rise and smaller hospital systems could become targets. The chief technology officer of [redacted], a cloud security firm, outlines how hospitals can bolster their defenses.
Authorities warn of Iranian-backed cyber attacks targeting healthcare
The attackers were able to gain access to networks in a children’s hospital, authorities said. Organizations are being urged to search their networks for malicious activity.
As Hospitals Struggle With Cyberattacks, Feds Call for Tougher Defenses
The Biden administration has directed federal agencies and private companies to address weaknesses. The government has also released a catalog of vulnerable systems and products.
Recent Healthcare Data Breaches as of September 6, 2021
Ransomware attacks tend to increase around holiday weekends, like Labor Day weekend. Here is a look at some recent healthcare data breaches.
Poor Cybersecurity Hygiene Leaves Healthcare Sector Vulnerable to Hackers
By improving their cybersecurity hygiene, doctors can protect sensitive medical information.
Your Legacy EHR Data is at Risk: The Case for Proactive Information Archival
Unless health IT teams become more proactive, a wide range of legal, clinical and financial consequences resulting from poor legacy data management will escalate.
Guarding Against Negligence: How Healthcare Providers Can Detect and Diagnose Cyber Risks
Data breaches are preventable. Here's how a health exec can safeguard health data.
Securing Digitalization Within Healthcare
Three areas that should be prioritized when working to improve healthcare digital security practices.
Ransomware Attack Results in Loss of Medical Records
Saint Francis restored some medical records but could not backup others.
FDA Brief: Addressing Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities to Patients
Patient safety depends on cyber safety, agency experts wrote.
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