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Is your organization a HITRUST org?

For good reason, there's now more focus on regulatory compliance for healthcare—which also includes a multitude of vendors and business associates to manage risk for and meet or exceed the Health & Human Services (HHS) compliance...

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Customers describe the impact of the Allscripts ransomware attack

A ransomware attack against a SaaS provider hurts customers, but when it's a healthcare company that’s hit, patients suffer. Such was the case with January's attack against Allscripts, one of the largest electronic health record and...

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Ransomware, healthcare and incident response: Lessons from the Allscripts attack

The actors behind SamSam launched a devastating attack against Allscripts in January, 2018. As Allscripts worked its incident response plan, things started to unravel. Here are the lessons learned.

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Paper healthcare records highly vulnerable, yet often overlooked

It isn't just digital healthcare records that are vulnerable. Paper records are regularly compromised -- and they're the easiest for healthcare organizations to protect.

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Former employee visits cloud and steals company data

Shared credentials may have facilitated a former medical center employee's access to the HIPAA data stored in the cloud after his termination.

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5 biggest healthcare security threats for 2018

Healthcare continues to be a popular target for ransomware, cryptomining, data theft, phishing, and insider threats.

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Mingis on Tech: Apple's latest iOS healthcare push

When iOS 11.3 arrives, it will allow a limited number of users to more easily access and share healthcare data – part of Apple's ongoing push to connect patients and doctors. Here's what that means and why Apple might actually succeed....

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Is your cloud service provider ready for HIPAA?

Is your industry’s compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 covered in the cloud?

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CIO Leadership Live with Kristin Darby, CIO at Cancer Treatment Centers of America | Ep 3

In this episode, Maryfran Johnson, executive director of CIO programs and events at IDG, talks with CIO Kristin Darby of the Cancer Treatment Centers of America about IT’s critical role in the convergence of genomic advances, clinical...

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FDA approves micro-chipped pill that tells doc if you took meds

Two years after accepting an application for a digital medicine application, FDA has approved the system, which tracks if you take the digital pill.

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FDA approves first 'digital' pill that tracks when it was swallowed

The medication is the first in the U.S. to have a digital ingestion tracking system: a sensor in the pill, a sensor in the patch, a mobile app and a web-based portal.

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Great big list of cybersecurity resources

Beef up your cybersecurity knowledge with this list of cybersecurity resources, including data threats, data breaches, books, jobs, companies and VC funding.

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Developer hangs patient data out in a cloud—for two years

In 2015, a developer at UIHC inadvertently put the personal data of about 5,300 patients in an open store in the cloud. UIHC found out about it in 2017.

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Medical devices: Embedded product security

Medical devices may have significant security risks associated with them. Let's look at the vulnerabilities they may have.

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Who's Down with MPC? (Yeah, You Know Me!)

MultiParty Computation improves data security by calculating encrypted information - what is not revealed cannot be leaked.

Healthcare: Are you prepared to trade privacy for treatment?

The U.S. HHS Health Care Industry Cybersecurity Task Force and the U.K.'s ICO in separate reports highlight the need to better protect patients' information.

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Need a fix? Steal patient data

Trusted insiders within the healthcare sector with access to patients, patient data and dispensaries, have unencumbered access to sensitive data and drugs. William Osler Health System (Canada) had one of their insiders break trust and...

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