Search Tag: HIT Security

IT Management

Blockchain: The Answer to HIT Security?

2017 05 Sep

With hacking attacks on the rise, healthcare organisations need to beef up measures to ensure better protection of sensitive patient data. Infosec teams may find the emerging Blockchain technology helpful in tackling the hacking threat. Blockchain is seeing growing support because of its capabilities to offer impregnable security. The technology may... Read more

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Biggest Health Data Hacks of 2016

2016 27 Dec

  Cybercriminals were able to break into records of nine providers and a business associate in 2016. The number of records accessed was down significantly from 2015, when cyberattacks hit large insurers.     The Office of Civil Rights of the Department of Health and Human Services has compiled a list of the top 10 healthcare data breaches of 2016.   1.... Read more

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How Secure is the Healthcare Cloud?

2016 05 Dec

  Security of patient data is a key aspect of a hospital's operation. Thus, it's important for healthcare providers to ensure that they only deal with IT companies that can develop solutions that are secure and won't compromise patient records.     Amidst rising incidents of cybercrime, hospitals should heed this warning from a healthcare IT expert:... Read more

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Locky Ramps Up Attack Methods via Facebook

2016 23 Nov

Locky, the deadly ransomware that has been wreaking havoc on healthcare networks has ramped up its methods of attack making decryption even tougher. A report in Healthcare IT News says there has been a drop in the frequency of ransomware attacks in recent months owing to a rise in decryption tools for ransomware strains like Crysis but Locky is slipping... Read more

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Phishing Emails: 97 Percent Contain Ransomware

2016 21 Nov

Industry research has shown that the number of phishing emails containing ransomware grew to 97 percent in the third quarter of 2016, up from 92 percent in Q1. Ransomware has been making headlines this year as multiple healthcare organisations have been targeted by cybercriminals demanding cash for data. The research, undertaken by PhishMe, a human... Read more

IT Management

2016 25 Oct

Like other sectors whose mission depends on network-connected technology, healthcare is in crisis. In addition to the need for confidentiality, people’s lives depend on the integrity of the health information system. Incorrect decisions based on incorrect information could mean the difference between life and death. Finally, the information must be available... Read more