Following a trend seen in similar cases, a proposed settlement in a class action lawsuit filed against health insurer Excellus in the wake of a cyberattack discovered in 2015 that affected 10.5 million individuals calls for the company to bolster its security.
Cyberattacks remain a critical security concern - and a top patient safety hazard - for the healthcare and public health sector in 2022, federal authorities and other experts warned this week. Will recent takedowns of ransomware criminal gang members by law enforcement agencies help?
Federal regulators have released the final versions of the long-awaited Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement, which provide a governance framework to promote secure, interoperable nationwide health information exchange - an effort that has been in the making for years.
Due to the rapid digital transformation healthcare has undergone, the healthcare industry is facing a fundamentally new threat landscape. Providers need to understand the challenges ahead, the problems they will face and most importantly how to solve these issues.
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Applying cloud access security broker’s three functionalities - API-level integration with managed device transfer for visibility, in-line CASB for proxy and other devices, and its control over cloud and other access points - helps provide better control and the ability to protect and secure user access, says Thomas...
Ransomware-wielding attackers continue to hit businesses, demand a ransom payment and oftentimes dump stolen data if a victim chooses not to pay. But some attackers also appear to be keeping a closer eye on victims - at least after they have been infected - in case they bring unwanted attention.
As healthcare entities set out to better secure cloud application development and management, there are several critical considerations they must not overlook. Key among these: "the need to move to a DevSecOps model in the first place," says Adrian Mayers, CISO of health insurer Premera Blue Cross.
Preventing rogue device attacks is a critical component of Baptist Health's zero trust strategy, says Michael Erickson, CISO of the healthcare delivery system, which operates nine hospitals and other care facilities in Kentucky and Indiana.
Two healthcare sector entities are in the process of notifying a total of nearly 750,000 individuals of recent hacks compromising patients' protected health information. Separately, regulators have issued HIPAA guidance pertaining to PHI disclosures involving "extreme risk" and firearms.
A Kentucky-based medical specialty practice is notifying nearly 107,000 individuals that their information was potentially compromised in a recent email hack. Meanwhile, a Missouri medical center is still dealing with a phone and IT systems outage that started last week.
A New Jersey cancer treatment center and two of its affiliated entities have agreed to pay $425,000 and to bolster data security and privacy practices in a settlement with state regulators in the wake of two related 2019 data breaches.
AI-based image recognition technology used by radiologists to help improve the speed and accuracy of medical diagnoses - such as detecting breast cancer in mammography images - is vulnerable to cyberattacks that can trick the AI, as well as doctors, into potentially making the wrong diagnoses, a new study says.
An anesthesiology practice and an accounting firm are among the latest organizations reporting ransomware-related health data breaches. Meanwhile, other entities and vendors that serve the healthcare sector are dealing with their own challenges and fallout involving recent ransomware incidents.
No question, the COVID-19 pandemic has been devastating for healthcare professionals. But it also has brought new opportunities for IT and security leaders to exercise unprecedented influence on healthcare enablement. Anahi Santiago, CISO of ChristianaCare, discusses this enormous responsibility.