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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

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

Health Management

Medical Device Cybersecurity

2016 25 Aug

WHEN WILL YOUR PACEMAKER BE HACKED ?In 2013, the Washington Post (among other news outlets) ‏reported that Vice President Dick Cheney’s cardiac ‏pacemaker had its wireless capabilities disabled when ‏implanted in 2007 to eliminate any potential cyberintrusion ‏threat (Peterson, 2013). This old headline, with the more ‏recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration... Read more

IT Management

Cybersecurity: Who Can You Trust?

2016 12 Jul

A new Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology (ICIT) report has highlighted a new threat to cybersecurity in healthcare; technology companies that cannot deliver the security that they promise. As Ransomware incidents have spread throughout healthcare, CISOs of hospitals have been under increasing pressure to safeguard the security and privacy... Read more

Health Management

Prognosis Negative

2016 01 Jul

THE HEALTH SECTOR’S CYBER -HYGIENE EPIDEMICNietzsche said, “All great things must first wear terrifying and monstrous masks in order to inscribe themselves on the hearts of humanity”. Unfortunately, for the health sector the issues of ransomware, malware and hackers must worsen before things improve. This is not a sadistic estimation; rather, it is... Read more

IT Management

eHealth Forum 2016

2016 16 Jun

The eHealth Forum is 1 event in 2 venues spanning the city of Athens:Venue 1: The Forum at the Megaron Athens International Conference Center where stakeholders with knowledge and expertise will come together;Venue 2:The Festival at Technopolis City of Athens is the 1st health technology event open to the public with free admission, to experience how... Read more

IT Management

CHIME & AEHIS: Suggestions to Lawmakers for Better Cybersecurity

2016 23 May

The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) and the Association for Executives in Healthcare Information Security (AEHIS) have prepared a written statement for lawmakers offering suggestions for improvement of IT security in healthcare. Referring to a recent Ponemon Institute report on the dangerous state of healthcare cybersecurity,... Read more


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