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.
Traditional methods of signing forms and documents are moving from paper to paperless, and banks are increasingly turning to e-signatures to better serve customers that are looking for modern, digital, convenient banking services.
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From account opening to HR, banks and other FIs have thousands of forms that can use e signature. While demand for e signature is high among all lines of business, the question is: where to start? And from there, what is the best way to extend e signatures across the enterprise?
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A flaw in how contactless cards from Visa - and potentially other issuers - have implemented the EMV protocol can be abused to bypass PIN verification for high-value transactions, ETH Zurich researchers warn. But Visa says the exploits would be "impractical for fraudsters to employ" in real-world attacks.
Ransomware continues to pose a "significant" threat, and email remains one of the top attack vectors being used by both criminals and nation-states, Australia's Cyber Security Center warns in its latest "Cyber Threat Report," which urges organizations to improve their defenses.
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.
In a court filing, online voting startup Voatz argues that most security research should be limited to those who have clear permission to probe systems and software for vulnerabilities. The amicus brief is part of a U.S. Supreme Court case that could redefine a federal computer law.
Federal regulators are reminding healthcare organizations about the importance of accurate IT asset inventory management to help reduce breach risk. Regulators have also beefed up a HIPAA guidance portal for mobile app developers.
Federal prosecutors say an electronic health records vendor has agreed to pay $500,000 to settle a whistleblower case about the software maker allegedly falsifying testing results in 2015 to obtain certification for participation in the HITECH Act meaningful use incentive program.
The need for enhanced business agility and secure remote access to support digital transformation has led to the adoption of the security access service edge, or SASE, model, says Rajpreet Kaur, senior principal analyst at Gartner.
Hospitals and other healthcare organizations can help prevent Medicare fraud by "having robust processes in place for employees to report fraud," says fraud mitigation expert Louis Rossignuolo, managing director of investigations at Altomonte Advisory Group.
Patient identifiers embedded in medical images used for online presentations are at risk of inadvertent discovery by advanced web-crawling technologies in search engines, three radiology associations warn.
It's little wonder financial services is such a targeted sector considering the massive shift those organisations have made in digital transformation. But, the strive to create an agile enterprise by placing more applications and workloads into most likely, a hybrid cloud environment, comes at a price - complexity....