Over the last six months, the University of Vermont Medical Center has seen a spike in phishing attempts, including those laced with malware in an attempt to steal credentials, says CISO Heather Roszkowski, who describes her defensive efforts.
Lucia Savage, chief privacy officer at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, describes an updated privacy and security guide for physician practices and discusses a variety of other cybersecurity issues in an interview at HIMSS15.
The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society 2015 Conference in Chicago offers many new opportunities to learn about health data privacy and security issues, including the debut of a Cybersecurity Command Center.
The Health Information Trust Alliance is attempting to launch a study, fueled by anonymized data gathered from healthcare organizations, to get a better understanding about the severity and pervasiveness of cyber-attacks in the sector.
West Virginia United Health System is taking a multi-step approach to thwarting insider threats, including aggressive analysis of access audits, says assistant CIO Mark Combs, who helps lead the system's privacy and security efforts.
As new cyberthreats emerge, medical device maker Philips Healthcare is implementing a four-prong strategy for ensuring the cybersecurity of its products. Michael McNeil, global product security and services officer, outlines the steps.
What are the top security priorities for healthcare's "CIO of the Year"? Bolstering defenses against phishing, malware and remote attacks head the list, says Sue Schade, CIO at the University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers.
The Department of Health and Human Services conducts three types of audits or investigations involving privacy and security issues. But preparing for any of these inquiries requires similar steps, experts say.
Implementing a mobile device management system is critical for ensuring the security of patient information. But what questions should organizations ask mobile device management vendors to ensure they pick the right system?