September 27th 2023
The attacks involve business email compromise to phishing attempts. A cybersecurity expert says attackers will slowly engage victims and build trust.
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.
CRISPR Babies Spark Ethical Concerns
Experts and watchdogs say the birth of twins with genetically modified DNA represents precision medicine gone wrong.
Make Sure You're HIPAA Compliant Before You Have to Prove It
8 ways healthcare leaders can prepare for a HIPAA compliance audit.
Healthcare System Neglect Is Top Cause of Data Breaches
More than half of data breaches in healthcare systems are due to internal mistakes or neglect, according to a new study.
What Does HIPAA Mean for New Health Tech?
A health information and privacy expert offers insights into HIPAA compliance, wearables and voice assistants.
Update: 94K Hit in CMS Data Breach
The data breach exposed the information of nearly 20,000 additional people, revised figures show.
The Promises and Pitfalls of Big Data in Healthcare
Will big data leave game-changing insights in its wake, or will it overwhelm an already overburdened healthcare system?
Biomedical Device Security: The Risk Is More than Security
These connected medical devices require a more comprehensive strategy if we are to protect patients.
Blunders and Wonders: High-Risk Healthcare Data & Vaccine Reluctance
Healthcare data security and patient vaccine adherence should be viewed as investments, not costs.
Genetic Privacy Is Vague, Conflated for Patients and Researchers
A new study suggests that healthcare and research must do more to understand patients’ views of genetic privacy and to improve trust.
6 Health-Tech Horror Stories that Haunt Hospitals Every Day
Insufficient interoperability, cyberattacks and ethical concerns are just some of the challenges facing health systems.
Wearable Medical Devices Can Raise Issues for Healthcare Professionals
How data privacy, cybersecurity, ethics and malpractice intersect.
CMS Says No Protected Health Information Exposed in Breach
The agency has reopened the Direct Enrollment pathway in the wake of last week’s security incident.
FDA Weighs in on Medical Device Safety, But Responsibility Lies with Manufacturers
New tech can improve the patient experience and outcomes only if healthcare mitigates cybersecurity risks.
CMS Discloses Breach Affecting 75K People, Offering Few Details
The nation’s largest insurer has launched an investigation after staff “detected anomalous activity.”
How to Create an IoMT Cybersecurity Strategy that Works
3 stages of preparation that can help healthcare orgs prepare for the worst.
FDA Ramps Up Its Medical Device Cybersecurity Efforts
The regulator issued new guidance and unveiled plans to team up with homeland security.
Cybersecurity Not Always Top Priority as ASCs Move Toward Digitization
But the cloud could help healthcare organizations.
Anthem to Pay $16M for Largest Healthcare Data Breach to Hit U.S.
Cyberattacks compromised the protected health information of 79 million people.
21,000 Patients' Data Compromised in Minnesota Hacks
But the state Department of Human Services claims there’s no evidence that the information has been viewed or misused.
FDA Approves Medtronic Fix for Device Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities
The medical device manufacturer has updated the software as part of a voluntary recall to address safety risk.
Most Health IT Execs Not Confident in Their Med-Tech Cybersecurity
Healthcare leaders say their strategies could place patients at risk, a new survey found.
Privacy Concern or Public Benefit? Police Access to Consumer DNA in Question
Cops identified the alleged Golden State Killer using DNA collected by a direct-to-consumer company. But that might not concern the public, a new study finds.
3 Tips to Better Protect Patient Data
Why SOC 2 certification could help health systems.
Kicking Off Cybersecurity Month, FDA Launches New Medical Device Security Playbook
The playbook describes readiness activities that’ll enable health systems to better prepare for a MedTech cybersecurity incident.
Securing the Forgotten Servers: Why Printers Are the Biggest Security Risk Today
8 common printer cyber-hardening mistakes that could endanger your network.
Yes, Healthcare's Data Breach Problem Really Is That Bad
A new JAMA study finds that the number of data breaches has increased nearly every year since 2010.
The Clinical Divide E01: Civica Rx, 23andMe and a New Heart Failure Study
When physicians and hospital executives don’t see eye to eye, problems arise. Both groups must work together to bridge the Clinical Divide.
OIG Recommends FDA Place Greater Focus on Med-Tech Cybersecurity
The regulator agreed with the report’s three premarket review recommendations.
5 Steps to Prepare for Communication Challenges After a Data Breach
Healthcare is a major hacking target. Get ready before things get messy.
Bad for Healthcare: 1 in 50 Emails Contains a Malicious Link
Phishing causes some of healthcare’s worst data breaches.
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