As healthcare becomes increasingly interconnected, web tracking is easy to overlook but could introduce additional risks to patient privacy. Learn about the different kinds of patient data and the seven recommendations for reducing risk to patients, beneficiaries and the organization.
Patient safety and care disruption are now directly in the crosshairs of bad actors in cyberspace, leaving many healthcare leaders to wonder whether their organizations are truly prepared when an incident occurs. In response, healthcare leaders must be able to actively measure the progress, maturity, and effectiveness...
The Biden administration's national cybersecurity strategy emphasizes bolstering critical infrastructure sector protections, including setting minimum security requirements and enhancing collaboration. But observers says the industry needs more resources and a better security posture to comply.
When OrthoVA CIO, Terri Ripley, made the decision to send all non-clinical personnel to work from home in the early days of the pandemic, she knew there were risks but prioritized patient, physician, and staff safety first.
Ripley says they weren’t prepared to have the workforce safely access their systems...
The attorneys general of Pennsylvania and Ohio have slapped a DNA testing lab with HIPAA settlements totaling $400,000 in the wake of a 2021 hack of a legacy database that affected 2.1 million individuals nationwide, including nearly 46,000 consumers in the two states.
Healthcare cybersecurity leaders often say they do a great job of onboarding new partners, but then they add that ongoing monitoring of the relationship falls short. Jon Moore of Clearwater talks about when and where to talk security with partners - and red flags to watch out for.
As ransomware attacks continue to target the healthcare industry, cyber risk is now patient safety risk. Unfortunately, many cyber risk management programs are woefully understaffed and resource-constrained. As such, leading healthcare CIOs, CISOs, and Supply Chain executives are rapidly automating best practices and...
A combination of three security flaws contained in an open-source electronic health record used mainly by smaller medical practices in the U.S. could allow attackers to steal patient data and potentially compromise an organization's entire IT infrastructure, says a new research report.
With breaches on the rise and the average cost of a healthcare breach reaching a staggering $10.1 million in 2022, third-party risk management is a growing concern in the healthcare industry. Venminder CEO James Hyde offers tips on reducing risk exposure from vendor relationships.
As artificial intelligence, or AI, grows in popularity for simplifying workflows and diagnosing patients, healthcare leaders need to understand that AI use is also increasing among cyberattackers and take action to prevent its use for malicious purposes.
Hackers stole and leaked personal data for nearly 270,000 patients and employees of Louisiana's Lake Charles Memorial Health System as part of a ransomware attack for which Hive claimed credit. Patients and regulators have just been informed about the October attack.
Healthcare providers and their vendors often fear federal regulatory action, but do fines and corrective action many any difference at all? As breach cases have nearly doubled since 2018, federal fines dropped 93% in 2022, and some say the agency is understaffed and crippled by legal challenges.
Cybersecurity experts warn that large healthcare and public sector organizations are continuing to get hit by "big-game hunting" attackers wielding Lorenz ransomware. Among the group's known victims are Wolfe Eye Clinic in Iowa and Salud Family Health of Colorado.
Over 5,000 major health data breaches since 2009 have affected the personal information of 370 million people. Ransomware gangs and hackers are targeting healthcare providers, insurance firms and partners at an alarming rate. Experts explain why it's such a dangerous game.
No secret: Public cloud provides the technical catalyst to the healthcare industry’s modernization and the keys to the kingdom in terms of globalization. The resulting access to usable swaths of data is invaluable - and high-risk. ClearDATA's Chris Bowen weighs in on mitigating the risks.