Attackers vs Defenders – Healthcare Cybersecurity Comparison

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2022 Predictions for Healthcare Cybersecurity

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As we head into 2022, we asked the Healthcare IT Today community to share some predictions for the new year. I always find it interesting to learn what people think is coming down the road. Be sure to check out all our Health IT Predictions.

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Why Human Error is Just as Risky As Ransomware for Healthcare Cybersecurity

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Ransomware attacks continue to plague the healthcare industry. In all, cyberattacks on healthcare more than doubled last year, with ransomware making up 28% of those attacks. But healthcare IT leaders have another cybersecurity challenge to overcome: human error.

Despite Preponderance of Threats, Healthcare Cybersecurity Budgets Still Tight

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While last year was disastrous for healthcare security incidents, it seems that cybersecurity budgets still haven’t risen to meet demand.

Government Incentives for Healthcare Cybersecurity are Welcome. Regulations, Not So Much.

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The pandemic has made it abundantly clear that healthcare is a vital part of every country’s infrastructure. Protecting healthcare against cyberattacks is therefore in the best interest of governments.

Cybersecurity Impacts on Healthcare – Healthcare IT Today Podcast Episode 82

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For the 82nd episode of the Healthcare IT Podcast, we’re talking about Cybersecurity Impacts on Healthcare. This has to be one of the most important topics in health IT right now. It’s one of the most challenging items a healthcare organization faces.

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.

Bonus Features – August 7, 2022 – Patients like digital health but have security concerns, healthcare leaders optimistic “seamless” care is coming, and more

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Welcome to the weekly edition of Healthcare IT Today Bonus Features. residents would use digital services to access healthcare. A report from security threat monitoring firm ExtraHop found that 51% of healthcare organizations face a security risk from the SMB protocol.

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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

Monitoring Packets is Contact Tracing for Cybersecurity

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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.

Despite Size of Threat, Healthcare Orgs Still Not Spending Enough On Cybersecurity

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As I reported recently, last year was an extremely difficult one healthcare security. More than 700 healthcare organizations reported a breach of 500 or more patient records to the HHS Office for Civil Rights, more than double the number of such attacks reported five years.

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. *

The Critical Need for Fully Secure Networks for Remote Data Sharing

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Covid compelled healthcare providers and consumers to accelerate their digital transformation and they did, creating dramatic changes in behavior patterns. Virtual, distributed healthcare services provided digitally […].

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CIO Podcast – Episode 31: Risk Management & Cybersecurity with Jesse Fasolo

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For the 31st episode of the CIO podcast hosted by Healthcare IT Today, we sat down with Jesse Fasolo, Director, Technology Infrastructure & Cyber Security, Information Security Officer at St.

The New Healthcare Truths of 2022

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This time last year, we healthcare leaders were excited to be looking ahead to 2021 and leaving 2020 firmly behind us. The following is a guest article by Mike Noshay, MSE, Founder and Chief Strategy & Marketing Officer at Verinovum.

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Is Your Cybersecurity Strategy Gambling Everything?

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Contract Enforcements Tie Cybersecurity to Financial Fraud and Liability The receptionist you yelled at for shopping online could turn you in and get a $900,000 reward.

Putting Healthcare Data to Work: How platform-based healthcare companies are poised to transform an industry

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The following is a guest article by Steven Martin, Executive Vice President, Enterprise Technology at Change Healthcare. The accelerating migration to value-based healthcare models makes addressing inefficiencies more vital than ever.

Managing Healthcare Cyber Threats and Protecting Patient Data at the Edge

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It’s impossible to put a value on the trust your patients place in your organization to protect and safely store the data created in the course of caring for the community.

Does Your Healthcare Organization Need to Level Up Their NIST Security Efforts?

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For all its good and ill, meaningful use drove action and adoption of EHR in healthcare. However, the key to change was healthcare organizations having a common goal. Once health IT professionals are focused on something, it is amazing to see the results they […].

3 Important Security Efforts and 2 Threats to Work On and Watch for in Healthcare

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Coming out of the HIMSS conference, one of the top topics at the conference was cybersecurity.

States Consider Blocking Ransomware Payments

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Over the past several years, ransomware attacks have become a steadily more virulent threat to healthcare organizations. Things have gotten even worse since the pandemic hit, as it has strained healthcare IT organizations to the limit and made them far more vulnerable to security breaches.

Featured Health IT Job: Manager – Senior Cyber Security Architect

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We like to regularly feature a healthcare IT job that might be of interest to readers. Today, we’re featuring the Senior Cyber Security Architect position that was recently posted on Healthcare IT Central.

Does IoT Increase Security Risks in Healthcare?

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Healthcare is full of acronyms and jargon. IT is the same. Mix them together and you have a mess that is not unlike what you get with a 2-year-old in the same room as wooden alphabet blocks.

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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.

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2021 Security Review: Key Takeaways & Practical Cybersecurity Insights

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In a recent virtual meetup Healthcare IT Today did with Proofpoint, we took a look back at the year that was 2021 when it comes to cybersecurity.

Healthcare Security with Leon Lerman, CEO of Cynerio

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Healthcare is filled with cybersecurity risks. Along with these, we are also seeing device proliferation in healthcare organizations which […].

Hospital Cybersecurity Attack Exposes Info On More Than 1.3 Million Patients

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million people in an attack on a Southeast Florida healthcare system. Broward Health operates a network of more than 30 healthcare facilities serving the roughly 2 million people living in Broward County, Florida.

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.

Why Healthcare Organizations Must Incorporate Data Privacy into Their Cybersecurity Strategies – and How to Do It

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Healthcare organizations continue to represent a prime target for hackers – if not the leading one: The average cost of a breach for the industry now stands at $7.13 The following is a guest article by Monique Becenti, Security Strategist, Pondurance.

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

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?

CynergisTek Inc. Enters Into A Definitive Agreement To Be Acquired By Clearwater In A $17.7 Million Transaction

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Using Marketing and Storytelling to Improve Healthcare Security

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Far too often in healthcare security I hear CIOs and CISOs talking about the technology side of security. It’s easy to talk about buying firewalls, anti-virus, email filters and tracking software, and other software and technology solutions to address your security needs.

Healthcare Ransomware – #HITsm Chat Topic

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This week’s chat will be hosted by John Lynn (@techguy) from @hcitoday on the topic “Healthcare Ransomware.” HITsm Healthcare IT Security and Privacy #HITsm Topics Healthcare Cybersecurity Healthcare Ranomware Healthcare Security

If We Care About Patients, We Should Just Give Up on Cybersecurity

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After all, healthcare wouldn’t exist without the patients. There’s no need for healthcare without the patients. Everyone loves to talk about doing patient centered care.

The Importance of Cybersecurity in Protecting Patient Safety

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When we talk about cybersecurity, we often like to talk about the financial elements of a breach. No doubt the financial impact is extremely important and can cost an organization dearly if they’re not prepared.

Cyber Attacks on Enterprise Healthcare Organizations Focusing on Operations

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Enterprise healthcare environments faced some unique cybersecurity threats, according to Radware’s 2021 Q1 DDoS Attack Report, which provides an overview of cyberattack activity experienced by a cross section of Radware’s clients during the first quarter of the calendar year 2021.