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Executive Health Management

WannaCry Attack Highlights Concerns on Cybersecurity

2017 16 May

The recent massive cyberattack that infected more than 200,000 computers in 150 countries, including hospitals in Britain, highlights the importance of updating and securing health IT systems. The malware, known as "WannaCry," paralysed computers running banks, factories, government agencies, transport systems and hospital emergency services.In the... Read more

IT Management

People: From Security Threat to Line of Defence

2017 09 May

Employees are regarded as the lifeblood of an organisation, yet they can also be its greatest cybersecurity threat. Breach reports from IBM and Verizon, as well as other similar surveys, have indicated that people are the greatest vulnerability statistically, according to a technology expert.  See Also: Uptick in Health Data Breaches “Most of these... Read more

Health Management

When a Cybercrime Takes Place - Who's to Blame?

2017 07 May

When cybersecurity is breached and sensitive data is compromised, who should be held responsible - the hacker or the victim?   When money is deposited into a U.S. bank and someone steals it, the money remains secured and the bank must honour its obligation to return the funds. Even if the bank goes out of business or into bankruptcy, each customer is... 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

2017 04 Apr

Winner of the  2017 Cybersecurity People’s Choice Award organised by the Cybersecurity Association of Maryland, Inc., Dr. Mansur Hasib, speaks to HealthManagement.org about how critical effective cybersecurity education is for HIT university students.   What is your advice on how to better equip HIT students with an awareness of cybersecurity in their... Read more

IT Management

Ransomware Seen as Medical Device Cybersecurity Threat

2017 28 Feb

As adoption of Internet of Things (IoT) technology increases, there's growing concern about the security and safety of networked medical devices. A U.S. Department of Homeland Security official has warned that medical devices are increasingly targeted by ransomware attacks.  When it comes to “ransomware moving into the embedded device” area, it’s not... Read more

IT Management

Why Skilled CISOs are Hard to Find

2017 20 Feb

If your company is having difficulty scouting for a competent CISO, it may give you a bit of consolation to know that you're not alone. These days CISOs with top-notch skills are becoming harder to find because to succeed they have to understand IT, cybersecurity and healthcare in considerable depth, according to Stephen Cobb, senior security researcher... Read more

IT Management

10 Ways to Enhance Cybersecurity Protection

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 Toughest Role for... 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

Executive Health Management

Study Shows Security Risks of mHealth

2016 27 Dec

  Continuous improvement in mobile technology has led to more widespread use of personal health wearable devices used to monitor heart rates, sleep patterns, calories, and even stress levels. However, researchers from American University and Center for Digital Democracy claim that a lack of regulation enables unchecked use of personal health information... Read more