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Health Data Management

 •  November 10

The shortage of trained professionals with cybersecurity skills is acute, worsening and exacerbating the number of data breaches that are taking place. A report last month by the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) and the IT analyst firm Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG), shed light on the scope of the problem and offered guidelines to...

Health Data Management

 •  October 25

From Anthem’s cyberattack that exposed the information of nearly 80 million people in 2015 to the WannaCry ransomware attack that affected the National Health Service in the UK, cyberattacks show no sign of slowing down. Many healthcare organizations still rely on a patchwork of legacy systems that do not adequately manage and protect against...

Health Data Management

 •  September 25

HITRUST has teamed up with the American Medical Association to offer a series of workshops in 50 cities focused on educating physicians and small practices on risk management and security. The organizations have scheduled 14 workshops, with cities and dates available here. Issues to be covered include performing cyber and HIPAA risk assessments,...

Health Data Management

 •  September 1

A major ransomware attack is now underway against multiple industries, including healthcare, according to data security and disaster recovery vendor Barracuda Networks. However, the extent of the attack in the healthcare sector is not yet clearly known. “In the last 24 hours, the Barracuda advanced security team has observed about 20 million...

Health Data Management

 •  August 17

President Trump recently issued an Executive Order called “Strengthening the Cybersecurity of Federal Networks and Critical Infrastructure.” It’s a natural successor to the 2013 order issued by President Obama—a mandate that spurred the creation of the standard NIST Cybersecurity Framework to standardize the way organizations assess, monitor and...

Health Data Management

 •  August 9

HITRUST, a coalition of industry stakeholders collaborating to better secure protected health information, has teamed with data security vendor Trend Micro to enhance the cyber threat sharing capabilities of the HITRUST Cyber Threat XChange, which collects, analyzes and distributes cyber threat information. The organizations will build the HITRUST...

Health Data Management

 •  July 20

Many doctors still can’t use a transcription service made by Nuance Communications three weeks after the company was hit by a powerful, debilitating computer attack. Integrated delivery systems, including Beth Israel Deaconess in Boston and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center said eScription, a Nuance product that enables physicians to...

Health Data Management

 •  August 19, 2016

Ransomware threats still a major worry for providers Ransomware is dominating the malware market and has become the most profitable type of malware in history, and healthcare organizations have emerged as the target of choice for cyber criminals. According to the FBI, ransomware victims paid a total of $209 million in the first quarter of 2016,...