From the Summer 2021 Issue

Cyber Nurse: How Healthcare Workers Can Prevent Another Type of Infection

Author(s):

Mason Moran, Senior SOC Analyst , Government Agency

Cyber Nurses- How Healthcare Workers Can Prevent Another Type of Infection

A DIFFERENT KIND OF INFECTION COVID-19 has doctors and nurses spread thin, they are working around the clock, and trying to keep their overly crowded hospitals functioning in some orderly fashion amidst the chaos. The last thing these workers need is another problem to worry about. Unfortunately, the pandemic brought upon an infection that healthcare … Read more

From the Winter 2021 Issue

The Expanding Cyber Threat in Healthcare

Author(s):

Tyler Cohen Wood, CEO, MyConnectedHealth Inc.

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As the world continues to struggle with the COVID-19 pandemic, the emergence of telehealth as a primary method of healthcare has revealed that there are vulnerabilities of telehealth systems. This new development has turned the spotlight on patient health data, highlighting them as a target for hackers. Hospitals, research institutions, and pharmaceutical companies continue to … Read more

Cybersecurity Trends in The Healthcare Industry

Author(s):

Frankie Wallace, ,

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The healthcare Industry contains private and sensitive information about millions of patients in every country. Therefore, it’s no wonder that in 2017, it was the target of over 50 percent of cyber-attacks. Loaded with identity-revealing information like social security numbers, dates of birth, billing information and, of course, health insurance information, these details can be … Read more

Why Data Security Has Become a Priority for Healthcare Professionals

Author(s):

Frankie Wallace, ,

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The healthcare industry has been particularly vulnerable to cybersecurity risks. The biggest data breaches in 2018 involved email, phishing attacks, and the misconfiguration of databases. One attack even lasted longer than a year. With so much patient data in the healthcare system, it’s becoming increasingly important to improve data security. There are a variety of … Read more

From the Fall 2014 Issue

Is Healthcare Ready for BYOD?

Author(s):

Kris Martel, EVP of Operations, Chief Information Security Officer, Emagine IT

Information Security is a growing concern across all Health and Human Services (HSS) agencies as well as hospitals, doctor offices and any organization dealing with Personal Identifiable Information (PII) or Protected Health Information (PHI). Specifically, the proliferation of mobile devices and their potential for storing and transferring sensitive information requires a new approach to how … Read more

From the Summer 2014 Issue

Healthcare is a Growing Target for Cybercrime, and It’s Only Going to Get Worse

Author(s):

Jeff Peters, Editor, SurfWatch Labs

2014 is off to a rough start for healthcare when it comes to cybercrime. A SANS-Norse report stated that healthcare organizations are facing an “epidemic of compromises.”1  A two-year study by Essentia Health, which operates roughly 100 facilities in the Midwest, concluded that most hospital equipment is easy to hack.2   And in April the FBI … Read more