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IT Management

Medical Device Vendors: What Execs Need to Ask

2017 12 Jun

Healthcare providers need to step up measures to protect health data as medical devices remain vulnerable to cyberattacks, according to tech experts.“Ransomware attacks against medical devices are going to continue to grow like crazy in the coming months and years because most of the connected medical devices are not being secured properly,” said Mandeep... Read more

ICU Management

Cyber Security and Emergency Medical Systems: going beyond ‘Patch and Pray’

2017 24 May

Recent cyberattacks have left public authorities reeling at the relative ease with which a malign individual or organisation can bring about widespread disruption of services. The main target of recent attacks in the health sector was the National Health Service in the UK. The fact that the problem boiled down to a software fix or ‘patch’ which had... Read more

IT Management

Cybersecurity: The Need for Clear Standards

2017 18 Apr

The lack of standardisation regarding security frameworks – and the implementation of those frameworks – is the biggest weak spot in cybersecurity today, according to a security expert with the FBI.See Also: No Time to Lose: Get Serious About Cybersecurity EducationMalcolm Palmore, FBI assistant special agent in the cyber division in San Francisco,... Read more

IT Management

FDA Guidance for Mobile Devices

2017 02 Jan

Amid criticism that it was not doing enough to address the cyber vulnerabilities in medical devices, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued guidelines on how manufacturers can protect their products against cyberattacks. According to the guidelines, manufacturers must build cybersecurity controls into medical devices during the development... Read more

Health Management

Volume 16 - Issue 1, 2016

2016 27 Feb

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Health Management

Big Drama in IT Security!

2016 27 Feb

Recent Hospital Virus Attacks Trigger Call to Redefine IT SecurityRecent 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 iron-clad... Read more

IT Management

IT Security Complacency High

2015 20 Oct

Many healthcare professionals believe criminals are increasingly targeting health IT systems; however, only 10 percent or less of healthcare organisations' IT budget goes toward cybersecurity and protecting their patients' highly sensitive information, according to a new study from Trustwave. The survey was conducted to measure the challenges facing... Read more

ICU Management

Mass Casualty Events: Survival Strategies

2015 29 Sep

A new compendium of strategies to enhance survival of victims from mass casualty events has been released as a supplement to the Bulletin of the American College of Surgeons. The report, "Strategies to Enhance Survival in Active Shooter and Intentional Mass Casualty Events: A Compendium", contains recommendations from the Joint Committee to Create a... Read more

IT Management

Dummy Network Could Protect Against Hackers

2015 12 Sep

With cyberattacks on the rise, a California-based security vendor now provides "deception technology" to better protect IT systems. The technology is used to detect bots and APTs inside the network, data centre, and cloud before the data is breached. Tech startup Attivo Networks specialises in creating a complete “site of deception” inside a network.... Read more

IT Management

Only Half of Healthcare Leaders Feel Cyberattack Protected

2015 06 Sep

Eighty-one percent of healthcare executives say their information technology has been compromised by cyberattacks during the past two years, according to a recent survey by KPMG. In addition, only half of those executives say they are ready to defend against future attacks. These attacks may put sensitive patient data at risk of exposure, the KPMG report... Read more