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IT Management

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

IT Management

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

IT Management

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

IT Management

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

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