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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

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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

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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

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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

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Cybersecurity Training for Leaders and Executives

2017 25 Jul

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Your CISO Better be Happy

2017 18 Jul

WannaCry, Petya and other attacks make the work of cybersecurity professionals more challenging. Often, they need to work long hours – even during weekends – just to ensure their respective organisations are protected from IT security-related threats.  Nearly half of cybersecurity professionals reported there have been security incidents similar to... Read more

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Risk Management: Cybersecurity

2017 04 Jul

A cyberattack does not occur spontaneously for it requires some planning and preparation. These attacks make use of a variety of techniques, including methods of social engineering, and they are prepared stealthily and a long time in advance, says IT security expert Stefan Rass, associate professor at the Institute for Applied Informatics (InfAI), Alpen-Adria-Universität... Read more

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HIT Hacking: Prevention is Better than Cure

2017 20 Jun

By implementing cybersecurity best practices, healthcare CIOs and CISOs not only can thwart attacks on their IT systems but also make these less appealing targets for hackers, according to information security experts.   David Nickelson, director of strategy and behaviour at Sapient Health, says these three tactics can help hospital security teams... Read more

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Improving Cybersecurity Through Public-Private Coordination

2017 12 Jun

A unified effort by both the public and private sectors is critical to countering the growing cyber threats that are putting patient information and safety at risk, according to a report from the U.S. Health Care Industry Cybersecurity Task Force. The report contains more than 100 recommendations to help increase cybersecurity across the healthcare... Read more