Why Data Security Has Become a Priority for Healthcare Professionals

Author(s):

Frankie Wallace, ,

healthcare

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