cybersecurity

Health apps could face big fines if they don’t disclose privacy breaches 

The agency reminded health apps and wearables companies that they must disclose any breach of users’ health information, even if they are not a HIPAA covered entity. Companies that fail to disclose a breach could face thousands of dollars per day in fines.

What COVID-19’s Attack on Healthcare Cybersecurity Taught Us About Its Shortcomings

In the early chaos of the coronavirus pandemic, the healthcare industry struggled to keep up with an influx of patients amidst a shortage of necessary resources. During this time, healthcare staff naturally prioritized the health and safety of their patients, but this led to a marked decline of cybersecurity measures, leaving themselves open to attacks. …

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3 Ways Healthcare Orgs Can Work to Prevent Insider Security Threats

Sanjay Joshi, Global CIO Healthcare and Life Sciences at Tanium Though it’s often “highly sophisticated” or “nation-state” attackers that make headlines, the truth is that healthcare’s most overlooked cybersecurity threats are within the IT ecosystem. In fact, according to Verizon’s 2021 Data Breach Investigations Report, nearly 40 percent of all global security incidents in 2020 …

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As work went remote, cybersecurity teams doubled down on clear communication, flexibility

In a remote work environment, cybersecurity teams learned that they needed to support their organizations by providing workers with the information they needed to secure their data, while also remaining flexible to changing needs, panelists said at a HIMSS Digital session.

4 Key Constraints Preventing Healthcare from Proper Cybersecurity

Seth Carmody, VP of Regulatory Strategy at MedCrypt Healthcare was created to help people. So why is this industry the most heavily targeted by cybercriminals and ransomware attacks? In the first half of 2020 alone, the Department of Health and Human Services saw a nearly 50% increase in the number of healthcare-related cybersecurity breaches. The COVID-19 …

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Report: First half of 2021 sees massive spike in number of data breach victims

Provider organizations accounted for 73% of all data breaches reported to the HHS in the first six months of 2021, impacting about 22.7 million individuals overall, a new report shows. This represents a 185% jump in individuals affected compared to the same period last year.

Cybersecurity: The Hidden Health Tech Crisis No One’s Talking About

Roel Decneut, CMO at Lansweeper The life-saving capabilities of technology in a healthcare environment are beyond dispute. Medical professionals in hospital environments rely on networked medical devices to access and share patient information rapidly to reduce the time it takes to make life-saving decisions and deliver essential patient care. Connected devices in healthcare environments allow …

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What the Shift to 5G Will Mean for Healthcare Cybersecurity

Matthew Doyle, COO & Head of Investor Relations, Chicago Pacific Founders 5G has spent years hovering on the horizon, its industry-revolutionizing potential waiting just out of reach for healthcare providers and consumers. But now, the wait is (almost) over — and for some, it already is. Mobile 5G began to make limited appearances in major …

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Why Ransomware Poses a Threat to Both Providers & Patient Health​

Gary Ogasawara, CTO, Cloudian Ransomware attacks continue to wreak havoc on all types of organizations across almost every industry. The healthcare sector in particular has emerged as one of the top targets for ransomware gangs, and the impact can be more dire than for most others. According to new research by Tenable, ransomware is responsible …

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Talking about Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities in Medical Devices Shouldn’t be Taboo

Nastassia Tamari, Director of Information Security Operations for BD According to the National Vulnerability Database, 18,353 vulnerabilities were reported in 2020. That’s nearly three times the volume of vulnerabilities reported five years ago, and higher than any year in the previous two decades. Given the rise in connected devices, this increase is not entirely unexpected. …

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Scripps Health IT applications pushed offline following cyberattack

The San Diego-based health system experienced a cyberattack on Saturday, following which it suspended user access to several IT applications, including its patient portal. Though it is not clear if patient data was compromised, care services were affected, with the system having to reschedule some appointments and revert to paper records.

35% of Americans Would Prefer A Chip to a Vaccine Passport

What We Should Know: – A 2021 Vaccine Passport Privacy Study of 1,000 American adults from NordVPN found that two-thirds of Americans (66%) would get a vaccine passport if it were required to travel, and even though the US may not require vaccine passports, 62% would still get one if it’s required to visit other countries. – …

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CHIME CEO: Digital acceleration fueling cybersecurity concerns

Healthcare is in the midst of a digital revolution, unlike anything the industry has experienced before. But, according to CHIME CEO Russell Branzell, the growing dependence on technology for patient care and remote work is raising concerns related to cyberattacks.