Search Tag: IT Security

IT Management

2017 18 Apr

Hospitals and other healthcare organisations (HCOs) are increasingly singled out by cyber criminals for ransomware and other attacks. Not only are patients’ sensitive records being targeted, but also their intellectual property or credit card information. The primary   reasons for the HCO vulnerabilities are outdated security architectures,...Read more

IT Management

2016 04 Oct

This year alone has seen a huge increase in cyber attacks on healthcare data. It is no coincidence theta cybercriminals target healthcare. While compared to other sectors, the financial gains of hacking into a hospital’s data and demanding a ransom for release, are negligible, the guarantees of success are greater. For one thing, many healthcare...Read more

Health Management

2016 25 Aug

There are two simple yet effective preventive measures ‏that a public or private enterprise must put into place ‏to stop cybercriminals in their tracks says Europol; ‏practice pristine digital hygiene and keep anti-virus protection ‏up-to-date.   While these steps should be taken as the bare minimum ‏to protect an organisation, if the dramatic...Read more

IT Management

2016 10 Aug

Until now and 2021, the total market for cybersecurity technology implemented by U.S. hospitals will expand at a compound annual growth rate of 13.6 percent. This is according to a new report from Frost & Sullivan which adds that health organisations need to take more action on cybersecurity than implementation of security tools. The report says that...Read more

IT Management

2016 13 Jun

A recent and advanced strain of Ransomware has suggested that security-dominated headlines will not be a thing of the past any time soon. Crysis, first discovered in February this year, is multi-platform with the ability to penetrate both Mac and Windows systems. Security experts also say that it is more dangerous than other forms of virus seen to...Read more

IT Management

2016 23 May

In spite of security concerns with the healthcare cloud, the sector continues to increase its adoption of this technology., has recently examined the cloud saying that while many covered entity organisations are not considering its use in the immediate future, understanding top present and potential security concerns is important...Read more

IT Management

2016 26 Apr

The Board of Directors of Sectra AB has decided on the dates for the company’s financial reporting for the coming fiscal year. The following dates are planned for Sectra’s financial reporting: May 31, 2016: Year-end report 2015/2016 September 5, 2016: Three-month report September 6, 2016: Annual General Meeting in Linköping at 4:00 p.m. December...Read more

IT Management

2016 06 Apr

Simo Pykälistö, currently CFO and Executive Vice President of Sectra AB (STO: SECT B), has been appointed President of Sectra’s Secure Communications business area. Simo Pykälistö grew up in Finland, was educated in the US and subsequently moved to Sweden. Simo Pykälistö is 43 years old and holds a degree in finance from the United States International...Read more

IT Management

2016 04 Apr

With healthcare cybersecurity taking a series of hits in recent months and the problem on the rise as hackers become more sophisticated, one expert says it is time to examine the administration of hospitals and incentivise employees to create a culture of security. “Many executives have taken the view that cybersecurity is control of people, limiting...Read more

IT Management

2016 28 Mar

Following news of ransomware attacks on two Southern California hospitals, a Canadian facility was targeted by cyber hacks and the infection may have had a knock-on effect to visitor and staff computers Norfolk General Hospital in Simcoe, Ontario, said last week it had fallen victim to a ransomware attack. In a CBC News report Security firm Malwarebytes...Read more

IT Management

2016 21 Mar

Ottawa’s Hospital network was the target of a ransomware attack after hackers broke into IT systems and encrypted four computers. The hospital said that no patient data was compromised and the IT department cleaned the infected systems and restored data through back-up material. The remaining 9, 800 computers were not affected by the hacking....Read more

IT Management

2016 03 Mar

Electronic health records (EHRs) and digital clinical systems have widely been deployed in healthcare without strategic data and IT infrastructure security planning, a report by HIMSS Analytics and Symantec Corporation has said. “As a result, chief information security officers (CISOs) frequently have limited authority, sparse staffing and tight...Read more

Executive Health Management

2016 27 Feb

Recent Hospital Virus Attacks Trigger Call to Redefine IT Security Recent cases of cyber-attacks, intentionally breaching the security infrastructures of hospitals around the globe, have raised serious questions about how to tackle such malicious invasions. no matter if it was for financial gain or the simple thrill of having broken through the...Read more

IT Management

2016 19 Feb

The European Association of Healthcare IT Managers (HITM) has disagreed with the FBI’s stance on how hospitals should deal with ransomware attacks. While last autumn the U.S. intelligence agency controversially advised organisations to give in to hacks who paralyse their IT systems and pay the ransom to regain access to information, the HITM says...Read more

IT Management

2016 16 Feb

German Hospital shut down by Malware; Reporting Protocols a MUST! A cyber-attack that brought an almost fully paperless hospital in Germany to a standstill, has raised serious concerns about the lack of pan-European reporting protocols when dealing with such malicious viruses. This has prompted the European Association of Healthcare IT Managers...Read more