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Executive Health Management

Insiders cause most data security breaches

2017 03 Dec

The latest Protenus breach barometer shows this year's security trend remained true for October – i.e., at least one breach occurs in the healthcare sector each day. That month a total of 37 breaches were reported, based on data Protenus gathered from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Civil Rights, as well as research from... Read more

IT Management

Common cybersecurity weak spots and how to tackle them

2017 01 Nov

Maintaining the safety and protection of IT systems that keep important health information requires discipline. This is especially true in this era of the Internet of Things (Iot), when more and more eHealth devices and other gadgets get connected to a provider organisation's IT system or network. Thus, ensuring that these connected devices are secure... Read more

IT Management

Solution for cybersecurity staff shortage

2017 25 Sep

Amidst increasing incidents of cybercrime, many employers are looking to expand their cybersecurity teams this year to better protect their systems against threats. In the healthcare industry, employers plan to expand staff by 20% or more, according to the (ISC)2 Global Information Security Workforce Study (GISWS).    However, such expansion plans may... Read more

Health Management

Cyber infection control: Time to take it seriously

2017 19 Sep

Both infection control and cybersecurity support the whole care process, but why do we treat themso differently? In 1847 the father of infection control, Ignaz Semmelweis, took a position running maternity services in a Vienna hospital. During his time there he observed that women cared for by physicians were more likely to die (13-18%) from infection... Read more

IT Management

Cybersecurity Report: New Threats

2017 05 Sep

HIMSS Director of Privacy and Security Lee Kim's latest monthly report on cybersecurity features a very interesting finding, and email users – that means most of us – should take note of it. There's a new cyberattack technique, called ROPEMAKER, that allows attackers to modify or edit the content in an email after it has been sent to the recipient.... Read more

IT Management

Dedicated CISO: Worth It?

2017 15 Aug

More than half (60 percent) of healthcare organisations employ a senior executive that oversees cybersecurity, such as a chief information security officer, according to a new report from the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS).  The 2017 HIMSS Cybersecurity Survey provides insight into what healthcare providers are doing to... Read more

IT Management

Cyber Attack Insurance: The Facts

2017 08 Aug

Even with more resources invested to boost cybersecurity, hospitals are not immune to costly cyberattacks. And as cyber threats increase in frequency, the healthcare industry remains extremely vulnerable, according to experts.Hacking attacks wreak havoc with information systems and data; in turn hospitals face stiff fines tied to data breaches. That’s... Read more

IT Management

Shocking Finds: HIMSS Cybersecurity Report

2017 08 Aug

Remember that any connected device or system can be hacked. This is a central message of the latest HIMSS Healthcare and Cross-Sector Cybersecurity Report. A Reddit post describes how "connected" coffee machines got infected and took factory systems down. "The coffee machines are supposed to be connected to their own isolated WiFi network, however,... Read more

IT Management

Cybersecurity on a Budget

2017 01 Aug

Budgetary constraints often make it difficult for some hospitals to protect highly sensitive health information. But infosec experts say organisations just have to be creative to find the best approach to meeting security needs in the absence of a bigger budget. One option is to get a vendor who is able to recommend the needed technology and other security... Read more