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 […].

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. WHY IT MATTERS.


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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

More Evidence That Healthcare Cybersecurity Could Stand To Be Tightened Up Quite A Bit

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Not long ago, I shared the results of a survey concluding that healthcare organizations generally felt pretty confident about the state of their cybersecurity defenses, despite having had WannaCry wipe the floor with them just two years before.

Hidden Dangers in Healthcare – Healthcare IT Today Podcast Episode 30

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For the 30th episode of the Healthcare IT Podcast, we’re doing another edition of Buy or Sell. Here's a quick summary of the buy or sell items discussed: * Buy or Sell: EHR Vendor Consolidation is a Threat to Healthcare Stability. *

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

Looking Back at the Last Decade of Health IT – Healthcare IT Today Podcast Episode 26

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For the 26th episode of the Healthcare IT Podcast, and we’re taking a look back at the last decade of Health IT. Hard to believe that it’s almost 2020, but as we enter the new decade join us as we look back. Cybersecurity Explosion.

HIPAA Seal of Compliance = Consumer Fraud

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The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced a consumer fraud settlement against a company that displayed a ‘HIPAA Compliant’ seal on its website.


Healthcare Ransomware Attacks Cost Nearly $21 Billion In 2020. Now What?

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As the dust settles on 2020, it’s become clear that this was an unbelievably bad year for healthcare ransomware attacks. In fact, it was a year that cost organizations $20.8

Cybersecurity Vendor Emails Video – Fun Friday

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To be more specific, it’s largely salespeople reaching out in sometimes the most absurd ways. I get it that sales can be hard, but burning a bridge with a CISO is never a good strategy.

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.

Cyberattackers Hit Hospitals Hard During Pandemic

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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. Given this level of chaos, it’s predictable that cyberattackers […].

What do Board Members of Smaller Healthcare Organizations Need to Know About Healthcare Information Security?

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During a conversation with a friend earlier this week discussing healthcare information security, she made one very important point.

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?

Mysteries Solved: Telehealth, Data Security and Privacy

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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.

COVID-19 Is Ushering in a Consumer Revolution in Healthcare

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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.


A Deeper Look at the Ryuk Ransomware Threat Targeted at Healthcare

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A little while back the government put out a cybersecurity advisory about an “imminent cybercrime threat” that was targeting hospitals using Ryuk ransomware.

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.

When It Comes Telehealth Security, We Don’t Want A Free-For-All

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In many areas of health IT, experimentation is good and may ultimately be to the benefit of users. On the other hand, when it comes to telehealth security, it’s looking more and more as though establishing routine practices and following security best practices is a good idea.

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 […].

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.

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.


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

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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.


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.


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. The following is a guest article by Sean Derrington, Director of Product Management at StorageCraft.

Navigating Cybersecurity In Healthcare

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By Navin Balakrishnaraja, practice director for healthcare IT Services, All Covered (IT services division of Konica Minolta). Technology continues to advance the healthcare industry, providing more precision and improved delivery of care.

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

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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. The following is a guest article by Rob Mesirow, Partner and Connected Solutions/IoT Leader at PwC.

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. Financial analyst firm Moody’s Investors Service has just a released a new report outlining its concerns about the adequacy of hospital cyber-defenses and the consequences facilities could […]. This isn’t just a concern for health system execs, though.

Stay Compliant After the Windows Deadline

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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. As threats evolve to take advantage of health systems under strain, it is […].

Healthcare CIOs Speeding Up Social Determinants Of Health Efforts

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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.

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

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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

Is The Healthcare Industry Anywhere Near Ditching the Password?

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A new report from a security firm Duo Labs suggests that standard authentication practices may be shifting beyond the password, though it didn’t take a stab at predicting which industries may move most quickly in that direction. To conduct its research, Duo analyzed data from nearly 24 million devices from across its customer base, including […].

The Legal Pitfalls of Using a PDF Chart Summary or Cold Storage as a Healthcare Data Archiving Strategy

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The following is a guest blog post by Justin Campbell, Vice President, Strategy, at Galen Healthcare Solutions. When decommissioning healthcare systems to archive legacy data, there are often significant tradeoffs. For example, sacrificing fidelity (how well the original shape and precision of the data is preserved) for accessibility (how easy it is to get at the needed information). […].

Sticky Note Password Security – Fun Friday

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At least not if it’s not Fun Friday leading into Labor Day weekend when we need a little humor after a long week. Healthcare IT Security and Privacy Aaron Miri Amar Yousif Fun Friday Healthcare Cybersecurity Healthcare Passwords Healthcare SecuritySecurity is not a laughing matter. This week’s edition of Fun Friday comes courtesy of Aaron Miri (@AaronMiri).

Healthcare Cyberattack Volumes, Sophistication Keep Increasing

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A new survey of healthcare CISOs concluded that the bulk of their organizations saw an increase in cyberattacks over the past year, many of which have grown more cunning over time. Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System IT Security and Privacy Carbon Black Healthcare CISO Healthcare Cybersecurity Best Practices Healthcare Ransonware Hospital Cyberattacks Hospital Cybersecurity Infoblox McAfee NotPetya WannaCry