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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

IT Management

Healthcare Now Top Gatak Trojan Target

2016 25 Nov

  Security vendor, Symanetc, has said in a study that the Trojan.Gatak group behind the Trojan malware has ramped up its attacks on the healthcare sector as data is more valuable than that of other industries. The fact that healthcare providers use legacy software that is not as secure as upgraded versions make the task easier for the hackers.   Trojan.Gatak... Read more

IT Management

HIT Highest Cyber Attacks: How to Prepare

2016 31 Oct

  According to a report on Health Data Management the 2016 IBM X-Force Cyber Security Intelligence Index, the healthcare sector has just moved into first position in the list of industry most threatened by cyberhacking.   The same report said that there had been 100 million health records compromised.   Experts believe that one key driver behind the... Read more

IT Management

HIMSS Launches Interactive Cybersecurity Hub

2016 18 Oct

  Next week, the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) will launch a new, interactive Cybersecurity Hub. The move is part of the HIMSS Innovation Centre located in Cleveland.   HIMSS describe the hub as an “immersive learning environment aimed at de-mystifying the evolving threat landscape for executives, healthcare providers,... Read more

IT Management

Healthcare Cybersecurity: Integrate or Fail

2016 19 Sep

A standards body has said that in order for healthcare IT security to succeed it has to align with the overall activities of an organisation if it has any chance of being effective. The chief of the Baldrige PerformanceExcellence Program just launched under the umbrella of The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), says that cybersecurity... Read more

IT Management

HIMSS 2017

2016 02 Sep

HIMSS17: Where the brightest minds in healthcare and IT meet.HIMSS North America, a business unit within HIMSS, positively transforms health and healthcare through the best use of information technology in the United States and Canada. As a cause-based non-profit, HIMSS North America provides thought leadership, community building, professional development,... Read more

Health Management

No More Ransom

2016 25 Aug

There are two simple yet effective preventive measures ‏that a public or private enterprise must put into place ‏to stop cybercriminals in their tracks says Europol; ‏practice pristine digital hygiene and keep anti-virus protection ‏up-to-date.   While these steps should be taken as the bare minimum ‏to protect an organisation, if the dramatic increase... Read more