The sentencing of a former worker at a substance abuse treatment provider in connection with a Medicaid fraud conspiracy "is an important reminder about the threats from insiders," one privacy attorney says.
Fraudsters continue to get new tricks up their sleeves. Criminals are increasingly using Apple Pay, setting up mobile call centers to socially engineer victims as well as tricking consumers via fake e-commerce sites that never fulfill orders, fraud-fighting experts warn.
Enumerating medical devices, identifying where the security risks lie and then implementing a multilayered defense plan to mitigate risks should be top priorities for healthcare organizations, says thought leader John Halamka, M.D., executive director for technology exploration at Beth Israel Lahey Health.
Authentication vulnerabilities in certain GE Healthcare anesthesia devices could potentially allow remote attackers to meddle with the devices, researchers say. GE disputes some of the findings. Find out what other security experts have to say.
A cybersecurity vulnerability discovered in open source software used by organizations conducting genomic analysis could potentially have enabled hackers to affect the accuracy of patient treatment decisions. But the vulnerability was patched before hackers took advantage of it, researchers believe.
The traditional IAM strategy has been to tie individual users with a unique device. But that doesn't work in healthcare settings, where doctors and nurses often share multiple devices. Jigar Kadakia of Partners HealthCare talks about how he approaches this critical challenge.
Encouraged by the moves of medical device manufacturers, Jennings Aske, CISO of NY Presbyterian Hospital, says the "state of the union" of medical device security has improved dramatically. But what more is needed to mitigate risks?
In a rare move, the Food and Drug Administration has warned patients that medical device maker Medtronic has issued a voluntary recall of certain wireless insulin pumps due to cybersecurity vulnerabilities that cannot be adequately patched.
The federal government says it will scrutinize healthcare providers and health IT vendors that participate in so-called "information blocking." But what are the top technical challenges and other barriers in ensuring that health information is being appropriately, legally and securely shared with clinicians, patients...
What are the new data security, patient safety and privacy worries evolving with each new cyberattack on the healthcare sector? Our panel of experts - Jigar Kadakia, CISO of Partners HealthCare; Michael McNeil, global security officer at Philips; and Chris Frenz, CISO Interfaith Medical Center - will discuss what...
The number of individuals affected by a phishing-related breach disclosed in March by the Oregon Department of Human Services has nearly doubled, according to a new notification statement, which offers more details.
Digital transformation has propelled a wave of new technological advancement that has arguably enriched people's lives. By the same token, the proliferation of machines - physical, virtual and in the cloud - has posed many security challenges and threats across industries, banking being the most noteworthy. As this...
Implementing new technologies and best practices can help healthcare organizations dramatically improve their detection of data breaches, says Mitch Parker, CISO of Indiana University Health System, who will be a featured speaker at ISMG's Healthcare Security Summit on June 25 in New York.
The House of Representatives has approved an amendment that would lift a 20-year ban on the Department of Health and Human Services funding the development or adoption of a unique, national patient identifier. But plenty of hurdles remain. Find out why this is a critical issue for CISOs as well as privacy officers.