To be the first to bring a ground-breaking treatment or vaccine to market, pharmaceutical organizations need employees to stay productive whether no matter where they are or what device they're using t. But this greater connectivity is exposing your critically important intellectual property (IP) to countless mobile...
Hacking incidents - including ransomware attacks - continue to be the most common type of health data breaches added to the federal tally this year. And the ongoing COVID-19 crisis will put healthcare organizations at heightened risk for such incidents in the months to come, some experts predict.
Cybersecurity professionals operate in a dynamic environment driven by two accelerating forces; threat developments and the rapid adoption of new technologies. And yet most companies still rely on discrete snapshots of their security performance.
Healthcare organizations must cope with both forces - they have...
The Department of Health and Human Services last week issued its 10th settlement involving a HIPAA "right of access" case since launching its patient records access initiative last year. But how might HIPAA enforcement priorities at HHS' Office for Civil Rights change under a Biden administration?
The unprecedented level of cybersecurity risk today extends far beyond the four walls of the enterprise. There is no longer any difference between personal and corporate protection when it comes to members of the executive team and board. High-level individuals now have a single, unified digital life, and senior...
COVID-19 has altered the state of modern healthcare delivery, resulting in an unprecedented paradigm shift. Current circumstances have been catalytic in extending remote access for care providers and essential to deliver virtual healthcare for distant patients. It is now a given that this "new normal" will persist...
Ransomware attacks remain the top cyber-enabled threat seen by law enforcement. But phishing, business email compromises and other types of fraud - many now using a COVID-19 theme - also loom large, Europol warns in its latest Internet Organized Crime Threat Assessment.
2020's health crisis has created an unexpected boom in telemedicine initiatives. But with this rapid innovation and adoption comes a corresponding uptick in fraud. Dean Nicolls of Jumio Corporation talks about how improving identity verification can help curb the trend.
The attorneys general of 42 states plus Washington, D.C., have slapped health insurer Anthem with a $39.5 million settlement in the wake of a 2014 cyberattack that affected nearly 79 million individuals. Meanwhile, California's attorney general signed a separate $8.7 million settlement with the insurer.
As the compliance dates approach for the Department of Health and Human Services' information blocking and health IT interoperability final rules, organizations need to avoid potential pitfalls, says privacy attorney Adam Greene.
Russian criminals operating online who want to stay out of jail need only to follow a few simple rules, the primary one being: Never target Russians. So it's surprising that security researchers have uncovered a new ransomware-wielding gang of Russian speakers that includes Russian victims on its hit list.
A ransomware attack that reportedly was directed at a German university but shut down emergency services at an affiliated hospital likely contributed to the death of a patient who needed urgent treatment but instead had to be transported to another hospital, delaying care, according to a news report.
Federal authorities and medical device maker Philips have issued security alerts about security vulnerabilities in some of the company's patient monitoring software. Until patches are available, the company is recommending risk mitigation steps.
The eHealth Initiative and the Center for Democracy and Technology are seeking feedback on their draft privacy framework that addresses gaps in legal protections for consumer health data falling outside of HIPAA's regulatory umbrella, says eHI CEO Jennifer Covich Bordenick.