Medigate brings in $30M to expand its healthcare cybersecurity platform

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The company has raised a lifetime total of $50 million

Telehealth is biggest threat to healthcare cybersecurity, says report

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Although a new report suggests that the healthcare industry slightly improved its security posture this year compared to last, it warns that increased provider reliance on telehealth since the COVID-19 pandemic now presents a new slate of risks to patient data.

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Healthcare Cybersecurity – Familiar and Unfamiliar Risks?

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The following is a guest article by Andy Nieto, Global Healthcare Solutions Manager for Lenovo Health. As healthcare continues its digital transformation journey, providing care is becoming easier and more efficient for providers. Technologies like cloud computing and IoT devices carry inherent risks associated with cybersecurity. But that convenience comes at a cost. That points […].

Morphisec Releases 2019 Consumer Healthcare Cybersecurity Threat Index

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Morphisec released findings from the 2019 Morphisec Consumer Healthcare: Cybersecurity Threat Index. population, to get their perspective and understanding of the threatscape surrounding the healthcare industry, and how attackers are targeting their personal health information. The article Morphisec Releases 2019 Consumer Healthcare Cybersecurity Threat Index appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com.

7 Mistakes To Avoid When Selecting Healthcare Cybersecurity Insurance

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By Glenn Day, chief sales officer and practice leader of healthcare, HUB International. The article 7 Mistakes To Avoid When Selecting Healthcare Cybersecurity Insurance appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com. Editorial cybersecurity Glenn Day HIPAA and ransomware guidelines HUB InternationalThis article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited.

Security Budgets Level, Attacks Increasing – No Wonder Healthcare Cybersecurity Efforts Are Inadequate

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While their leaders know the potential of a breach remains high, few hospitals are focused on methodically beefing up their cybersecurity as of yet, according to a new survey. Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System IT LTPAC Security and Privacy Black Book Market Research Chief Information Security Officer CISO Healthcare Cybersecurity Healthcare Cybersecurity Budgets Hospital Cybersecurity Investments Hospital Cybersecurity Vendor Hospital Security

A Prescription for Better Healthcare Cybersecurity Strategies In 2019

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I hope healthcare organizations delivered lots of TUMS and Advil to their beleaguered cybersecurity teams as a holiday bonus in 2018 – and maybe even a masseuse! The article A Prescription for Better Healthcare Cybersecurity Strategies In 2019 appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com. Editorial access management blockchain Brian Wells cybersecurity data breaches Merlin InternationalThis content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter.

Enhancing Healthcare Cybersecurity Through Legacy System Retirement and Data Archiving

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The following is a guest blog post by Justin Campbell, Vice President, Strategy, at Galen Healthcare Solutions. C-Suite Leadership EMR-EHR Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System IT IT Dev Ops LTPAC Security and Privacy Galen Healthcare Solutions Health IT Legacy Healthcare Cybersecurity Healthcare Data Archiving Series Healthcare Scene Featured HIPAA HIPAA Breaches Justin Campbell Legacy Health Systems

The future of healthcare cybersecurity: Is it in the cloud?

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Sentara Health VP and CISO Dan Bowden explains how the hospital is preparing for consumerism and value-based care by building apps and tools in the cloud

McCombs School of Business Launches First-in-the-Nation Healthcare Cybersecurity Leadership Program

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The program’s aim is to develop leaders who can manage risk in American healthcare systems, protecting […]. The article McCombs School of Business Launches First-in-the-Nation Healthcare Cybersecurity Leadership Program appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com. This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited.

It's time for a healthcare cybersecurity reality check

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Toby Gouker, CISO at First Health Advisory Solutions, says the bad guys have decided to pick on the healthcare community, which means there is little time for the industry to shore up its defenses

Cozy Bear’s Recent Hack Is Just One More Incident In A Troubling Trend

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Mysteries Solved: Telehealth, Data Security and Privacy

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Why Is Cybersecurity In Healthcare Still Struggling?

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It’s mostly not news to anyone anymore (at least to those within cybersecurity and healthcare circles) that healthcare is heavily vulnerable to cyberattacks. In 2018, the healthcare industry received about twice the number of attacks […].

The Difference Between HL7 and APIs: What CIOs Need to Know to Succeed with the 21st Century CURES Act Final Rule

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The 21st Century CURES Act Final Rule is a major change for healthcare data interchange. The reason being is because patients are now entitled to use Application Programming Interfaces to download their health data into their application of choice.

Universal Health Services Restores Network After Massive Ransomware Cyberattack Shuts Down Systems Across US

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Hospital and healthcare services provider Universal Health Services has restored its network after being offline for more than a week in the wake of a massive cyberattack which forced it to shut down systems at locations across the US.

Cyberattackers Hit Hospitals Hard During Pandemic

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Being a hospital CIO can be an unenviable – and sometimes nearly thankless – job even at the best of times. Things have arguably gotten even worse for health IT leaders as COVID-19 caseloads mount and the need to slap together solutions addressing the pandemic grows.

A Healthcare CIO’s Guide to HIPAA Compliance in Co-working Spaces

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In the case of healthcare, one of the lines of thought has been as to whether or not team members not directly involved in patient care or support need to be located at facilities where it takes place.

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Rethinking Healthcare Security as a Cost Center – #HITsm Chat Topic

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This week’s chat will be hosted by Mich Parker, CISO (@mitchparkerciso) on the topic of “Rethinking Healthcare Security as a Cost Center“. Healthcare Information Security has been considered a nice-to-have.

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How Are Healthcare Institutions Being Attacked and What Can You Do About It?

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Seems like a week doesn’t go by with at least one or multiple healthcare systems being compromised by hackers.

State of Healthcare Today: IT Leaders Speak Out

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The following is a guest article by Dr. Bob Monteverdi – Global Healthcare Solutions Leader, Lenovo. Want to know what’s top of mind for Healthcare IT leaders today?

Cybersecurity’s Impact on Patient Safety and Trust

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In discussion of cybersecurity breaches, most people talk about the impact to the organization’s reputation and the financial implications of a breach. Plus, cybersecurity attacks are becoming more and more […].

Partner Breach? Steps to Protect Your Own Organization

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The following is a guest blog post by Scott Ruthe, Chief Information Security Officer and Rick Fitzgerald, Chief Digital Officer at Ciox.

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What are you hoping to get out of HIMSS18? A former clinician’s call to action

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Today, Shanti Gidwani is Cisco’s national director for healthcare in Canada — but in a former life she was a Registered Nurse. Healthcare cybersecurity healthcare cybersecurity healthit HIMSS18 telehealth telemedicineAs we approach the biggest Health IT event.

Moody’s Frets Over Hospital Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities

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Readers of this blog know well that hospitals’ cybersecurity measures aren’t exactly impenetrable, as hack after hack attests. Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System IT LTPAC Security and Privacy Gartner Healthcare Cyberattacks Healthcare Cybersecurity Healthcare Cybersecurity Budget Healthcare Seucrity Kaspersky Moody's Investors

Unprecedented Times, Unprecedented Threats: What Healthcare Organizations Can Do to Stay Secure

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By Justin Fier, director of cyber intelligence and analytics, Darktrace As the healthcare sector struggles against the COVID-19 crisis, working tirelessly to protect staff and patients while struggling with worsening economic realities, cybercriminals around the […]. The article Unprecedented Times, Unprecedented Threats: What Healthcare Organizations Can Do to Stay Secure appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com.

Keep Your Eye On 4 Trends Revealed At HIMSS19

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A Virtual CISO Can Help Boost Security and Compliance in A Distributed Healthcare World

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Cyber adversaries continue to hone their capabilities and the sophistication of their attack methods, particularly during the pandemic as healthcare organizations are expanding to remote methods of care. The following is a guest article by Ken Jenkins, Co-founder and Principal at EmberSec.

Why Employee Password Practices Might Be Your Security Missing Link

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With the healthcare sector a top target of hackers, cybersecurity and privacy are of paramount concern—so much so that HIMSS20 has dedicated an entire track to the topic. Editorial data breaches Enzoic healthcare cybersecurity Michael Greene password managementThis article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Michael Greene, CEO, Enzoic.

Helping the Healthcare Industry Avoid Being the Next Ransomware Victim: 5 Tips for Employees

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For this reason, healthcare companies need to help their employees take precautions against the latest ransomware scams, otherwise their organization may be the next ransomware victim. One of the main reasons healthcare […]. The article Helping the Healthcare Industry Avoid Being the Next Ransomware Victim: 5 Tips for Employees appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com. This content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter.

Four Tasks that Might Save You from Cybersecurity Landmines In The “New-Normal”

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The following is a guest article by Drex DeFord CI Security’s Chief Healthcare Strategist, and President of Drexio Innovation Network. The optimist in me wanted to believe the stories I read a few weeks ago: several hacker organizations had pledged to lay off healthcare after the pandemic started, but the pessimist cyber-guy in me was […].

Healthcare CIOs Speeding Up Social Determinants Of Health Efforts

Healthcare IT Today

New research has concluded that healthcare CIOs see analyzing social determinants of health data as a top priority going forward, along with tackling data interoperability and cybersecurity.

A 12-Step Program to Fix New COVID-19 Cybersecurity Risks

Healthcare IT Today

You built a strong IT security environment based on people working from your offices, including firewalls, endpoint protection, access controls, and automated processes that align with your cybersecurity policies. Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System LTPAC Security and Privacy Coronavirus COVID-19 Healthcare Cybersecurity Healthcare Remote Work HIPAA HIPAA Risk Assessment HIPAA Security remote work

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5 Steps to Securing Healthcare Data and Assuring Continuity Through Crisis

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It is not an overstatement to say that healthcare workers are the real heroes of the Covid-19 pandemic. Ambulatory Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System IT IT Infrastructure and Dev Ops LTPAC Security and Privacy Healthcare Cybersecurity Healthcare Data Backups Healthcare Ransomware Sean Derrington StorageCraft Telehealth TelemedicineThe following is a guest article by Sean Derrington, Director of Product Management at StorageCraft.

New healthcare cybersecurity council wants to make HITRUST the standard for assessing third-party risks

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A new council of healthcare CISOs will push the industry to adopt HITRUST as a standard certification to manage third-party vendor risk

Cyber Risk in the time of COVID-19: Why Hospitals Are More Vulnerable than Ever – and How to Respond

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IoT: A Promising Prescription for Healthcare

Healthcare IT Today

Though the Internet of Things (IoT) is proving its value in many industries, perhaps the most significant benefits to consumers can be found in healthcare. Administration Analytics/Big Data C-Suite Leadership Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System IT Security and Privacy Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring Healthcare Cybersecurity Healthcare IoT IoT Benefits PwC Rob Mesirow

Volume of Healthcare Threats, Especially Trojan Malware, Are Expanding

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A new report by a security vendor says that it has seen a big increase in the volume of threats against healthcare organizations during the first three quarters of this year. The report, by Malwarebytes, says that it saw a 60% increase of threats at healthcare organizations when comparing all of 2018 with just the […].

Cybercriminals Are Selling Admin Access To Patient Portals

Healthcare IT Today

Another day, another scheme to profit from the high prices commanded by healthcare data. Ambulatory EMR-EHR Healthcare IT HIM Hospital - Health System IT LTPAC Security and Privacy Cybersecurity Dark Web Etay Maor Healthcare Cybersecurity Healthcare Data Security Healthcare Portals IntSights Master Key Patient Portals Ransomware Threat Intelligence WannaCry

Stay Compliant After the Windows Deadline

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Ambulatory Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System IT Dev Ops LTPAC Security and Privacy FTC Healthcare Cybersecurity HIPAA Breach HIPAA Violation PCI Windows 7 Updates Windows Security Windows Server 2008 UpdatesWhat will your executives, board, and the public think if you report a breach that could have been prevented? If you have Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 systems, doing nothing isn’t an option.