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2021: Even More Cyber Attacks on Healthcare

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... Read more

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Addressing Cyberthreats in Healthcare Through Collective Action

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

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ENISA Procurement Recommendations on 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... Read more

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‘Shielding’ Against Cyber Attacks

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

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Ten Ways to Keep Your Networks Hacker Proof

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

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Our Top 15 Technology Stories from 2019

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

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Common Healthcare Cyber Threats

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

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Staff Training Urgently Needed for Healthcare 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

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Do you do these 7 things to get C-suite behind cyber-security?

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

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CIO or business manager? Managing IT spend

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