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August 30, 2017  1:44 PM

The four most interesting findings from the 2017 HIMSS cybersecurity survey

Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Profile: Kristen Lee
Cloud Security, cybersecurity, Data-security

From April through mid-May 2017, HIMSS North America commissioned a survey on the topic of healthcare cybersecurity. The HIMSS cybersecurity survey...

July 14, 2017  5:11 PM

Public health implications of infosec are ‘complex,’ researchers say

Tayla Holman Tayla Holman Profile: Tayla Holman
cybersecurity, Ransomware

In the wake of the recent WannaCry and Petya attacks that have hit healthcare organizations worldwide, a group of Boston researchers is urging the industry to consider the public health implications of cybercrime. The researchers -- two physicians and an information security professional --...


June 22, 2017  4:19 PM

In-Depth: Federal Cybersecurity Task Force’s 6 cybersecurity imperatives

Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Profile: Kristen Lee
cybersecurity, EHR, Mobile devices

Last week, SearchHealthIT discussed how the Health Care Industry Cybersecurity Task Force declared cybersecurity a public health...

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June 16, 2017  3:09 PM

Cybersecurity for healthcare a “public health concern,” task force says

Tayla Holman Tayla Holman Profile: Tayla Holman
cybersecurity

A federal task force called healthcare cybersecurity a "public health concern" that needs "immediate and aggressive attention," and said increased digital connectivity places a greater responsibility on healthcare organizations to secure their equipment and patient data. After a


May 24, 2017  10:23 AM

HHS announces launch of new cybersecurity center

Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Profile: Kristen Lee
CMS, cybersecurity, hhs

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will soon launch a healthcare focused cybersecurity center, according to a


February 17, 2017  5:04 PM

Health data breaches and hacker attacks spiked dramatically in 2016

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
cybersecurity, OCR, PHI

Health data breaches triggered by hacking attacks spiked by 320% in 2016 and ransomware became widespread, according to a report by a health IT cybersecurity firm. Released the week before HIMSS...

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January 20, 2017  3:17 PM

Healthcare data breaches cost $6.2 billion a year

Tayla Holman Tayla Holman Profile: Tayla Holman
cybersecurity, Data breach

Healthcare data breaches cost the industry $6.2 billion a year, while the average cost of a single data breach across all industries is $4 million, according to Protenus. Additionally, nearly 90% of healthcare organizations have


December 15, 2016  9:20 AM

IBM Watson enters cyber security arena to improve security in healthcare and other industries

Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Profile: Kristen Lee
Cognitive computing, cybersecurity, IBM Watson

Cognitive computing may be the next big advance in health IT security. According to a recent study from the IBM Institute for Business Value, nearly 60% of security professionals say cognitive technologies will be crucial to


October 6, 2016  2:02 PM

HHS awards funding for cybersecurity threat information sharing

Tayla Holman Tayla Holman Profile: Tayla Holman
cybersecurity, hhs, Information sharing, ONC

The Department of Health and Human Services awarded funding to a Florida-based healthcare data sharing center to build a more effective system of information sharing about cyberthreats. The Office of the National Coordinator for...

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April 13, 2016  5:54 PM

More cybersecurity woes in health IT

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
cybersecurity, health data security

  The seemingly constant volley of cyberattacks on healthcare data networks is being accompanied by a flurry of new surveys and studies confirming that the threat to health data is real and dangerous. The latest report on the cybersecurity pandemic comes from data security company...


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