Search Tag: Cyber Threats

IT Management

2024 23 May

  In the ever-evolving landscape of cyber threats, the emergence of ransomware gangs poses a significant challenge to the security of critical infrastructure and healthcare organisations worldwide. Among these groups, Black Basta has quickly risen to infamy, recently securing the second spot among the most notorious ransomware gangs, trailing only...Read more

IT Management

2021 22 Mar

2020 saw an unprecedented rise in cyber attacks on healthcare systems and institutions. However, in 2021 the situation might get even worse, and here is why.   You might also like: ENISA has released cybersecurity guidelines for hospitals when procuring services, products and infrastructure. Learn more   According to Saryu...Read more

Cybersecurity

2021 22 Mar

2020 saw an unprecedented rise in cyber attacks on healthcare systems and institutions. However, in 2021 the situation might get even worse, and here is why.   You might also like: ENISA has released cybersecurity guidelines for hospitals when procuring services, products and infrastructure. Learn more   According to Saryu...Read more

IT Management

2021 12 Mar

A new report from The CyberPeace Institute analyses a variety of recent cyberattacks against the healthcare sector around the world, identifies the predominant threats and provides recommendations for improvement.   You might also like: ENISA has released cybersecurity guidelines for hospitals when procuring services,...Read more

IT Management

2021 25 Feb

The European Union Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA) has released cybersecurity guidelines for hospitals when procuring services, products and infrastructure, identifying relevant threats and risks and mapping good practices.   You might also like: ENISA director, Juhan Lepassaar, explains how the COVID-19 pandemic has made...Read more

Cybersecurity

2021 25 Feb

The European Union Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA) has released cybersecurity guidelines for hospitals when procuring services, products and infrastructure, identifying relevant threats and risks and mapping good practices.   You might also like: ENISA director, Juhan Lepassaar, explains how the COVID-19 pandemic has made...Read more

IT Management

2020 08 May

It is reported that Israel is planning to cover its national healthcare system with a ‘cyber defence shield’ following an increase in attacks amid the COVID-19 epidemic. Agencies elsewhere warn about the spike in cyber attacks on healthcare organisations.   You may also like: Cyber Hackers Exploit COVID-19 Crisis with Healthcare Attacks...Read more

IT Management

2020 26 Feb

  As healthcare continues to be a target for cyber attacks, the European Union cybersecurity agency the European Union Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA) has issued a guide of recommendations for protecting hospital computer networks.   You might also like: Staff Training Urgently Needed for HealthcareCybersecurity   Called...Read more

IT Management

2019 28 Dec

As the year draws to a close, we take a look at our most viewed technology stories across our 2019 news and journals.   Fighting Cyber Threats With a Global Community Denise Anderson, President of the Health Information Sharing and Analysis Center (H-ISAC), spoke to HealthManagement.org about this growing global organisation’s aim...Read more

IT Management

2019 23 Oct

A new Proofpoint study, carried out between 2Q 2018 and 1Q 2019, provides more evidence that tactics employed by cybercriminals to attack healthcare organisations are changing frequently. While ransomware was used in many cyberattacks in 2Q 2018, ransomware incidents then took a sudden drop as cybercriminals gravitated to banking Trojans.  ...Read more

IT Management

2019 27 Aug

In healthcare, digitalisation is playing increasingly more important role in streamlining processes and workflows to improve patient care. Electronic health records (EHRs), for example, make it easier for clinicians to store and retrieve important patient data. It is estimated that nearly 86% of office-based physicians now use EHRs, according to...Read more

Cybersecurity

2019 27 Aug

In healthcare, digitalisation is playing increasingly more important role in streamlining processes and workflows to improve patient care. Electronic health records (EHRs), for example, make it easier for clinicians to store and retrieve important patient data. It is estimated that nearly 86% of office-based physicians now use EHRs, according to...Read more

IT Management

2019 30 May

As the healthcare C-suite reshuffles its priorities and the responsibilities of its members, technology chiefs in a healthcare organisation can have a hard time getting their voice heard.   While the role of the CIO and CISO continues to take a more central position in decision-making, there can still sometimes be gaps in understanding...Read more

IT Management

2019 28 May

Budgetary constraint is a common problem that many healthcare IT executives (e.g., CIO and CTO) have to deal with. One such executive is Jake Dorst, Chief Information and Innovation Officer at Tahoe Forest Health System (THFS), who has candidly stated: "I have yet to have a fiscal budget approved where all the projects and funding requests were...Read more

Executive Health Management

2019 22 May

Denise Anderson, President of the Health Information Sharing and Analysis Center (H-ISAC), spoke to HealthManagement.org about this growing global organisation’s aim to fight cyber threats through cooperation among healthcare stakeholders.     H-ISAC aims to foster trust and cooperation amongst members with the objective of achieving...Read more

Executive Health Management

2020 15 May

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Executive Health Management

2019 23 Apr

Phishing attacks are increasing and have become a significant risk to the health-care industry. “Phishing” is the current weapon of choice for cyber attackers.   Phishing is one of the more popular methods used by scammers to access secure data. A phishing attack is when someone is tricked into providing access credentials or visiting...Read more

IT Management

2019 03 Apr

  A recent report from advisory BDO has highlighted ‘the most underrated cyber threats’ in the healthcare sector. ‘Brace for the Breach’, showed a growing trend in decentralised cyber attacks and nation state cyber attacks on hospitals  in addition to a movement towards rypto jacking replacing Ransomware. In part 2 of a 2-part interview,...Read more

Cybersecurity

2019 03 Apr

  A recent report from advisory BDO has highlighted ‘the most underrated cyber threats’ in the healthcare sector. ‘Brace for the Breach’, showed a growing trend in decentralised cyber attacks and nation state cyber attacks on hospitals  in addition to a movement towards rypto jacking replacing Ransomware. In part 2 of a 2-part interview,...Read more

IT Management

2018 09 May

£150 million will be spent on NHS cyber security over the next three years¸ reducing the impact of an attack, announced t he Department of Health and Social Care. The department has announced a new multi-million pound Microsoft security package that will ensure all health and care organisations can use the most up-to-date software with...Read more

IT Management

2018 27 Mar

According to an annual study on privacy and security of healthcare data, Ponemon Institute reports that nearly 90 percent of healthcare organisations have been breached. More importantly, the approximate average cost of each data breach for these organisations is nearly $2.2 million. It is expected that in 2018, cyberattacks will become even more...Read more

IT Management

2017 08 Aug

Even with more resources invested to boost cybersecurity, hospitals are not immune to costly cyberattacks. And as cyber threats increase in frequency, the healthcare industry remains extremely vulnerable, according to experts. Hacking attacks wreak havoc with information systems and data; in turn hospitals face stiff fines tied to data breaches. That’s...Read more

IT Management

2017 13 Jun

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IT Management

2017 12 Jun

A unified effort by both the public and private sectors is critical to countering the growing cyber threats that are putting patient information and safety at risk, according to a report from the U.S. Health Care Industry Cybersecurity Task Force. The report contains more than 100 recommendations to help increase cybersecurity across the healthcare...Read more

IMAGING Management

2017 24 May

The BIR applauds radiology and oncology teams who were faced with unprecedented challenges during the recent ransomware attack on NHS trusts across the UK. PACS teams, radiologists, radiographers, r egistrars and I.T. teams worked through the nights and weekend to begin isolating damage, restoring systems and ensuring the safety of patients was not...Read more

IT Management

2017 24 Jan

2016 was marked by a number of cybersecurity mishaps that caused health data records to be exposed or stolen. The healthcare industry has taken steps to secure its vulnerabilities, but IT security experts say much more needs to be done to protect valuable patient data and keep it out of cybercriminals' hands. See Also : Cloud Security...Read more

IT Management

2016 04 Apr

Sectra has entered into a strategic partnership with a Swedish energy company for increased security of critical IT systems. The partnership encompasses the development and testing of a monitoring service for supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems in energy distribution. Growing use of IT and the connection of IT systems to the...Read more