About three dozen major health data breaches have been added to the federal tally in recent weeks, including a mix of hacking and unauthorized access/disclosure incidents. Here's an analysis of the latest statistics and the reasons behind the trends.
If you're paying attention, you've probably already seen a handful of GDPR-related headlines just today, let alone in the last week or month. But there are two good reasons for the deluge of GDPR discussion right now: It's incredibly important and the time to act is now.
Adequately tracking the nonstop arrival and departure of officials in the Trump White House might require real-time, multidimensional flowcharts. But one thing is clear: The White House is facing a looming cybersecurity knowledge and expertise deficit, and that deficit may soon get worse.
The New Jersey state attorney general has smacked a medical practice with a $418,000 penalty for a 2016 HIPAA breach involving a vendor's misconfigured server. The case is the latest example of the risks posed by vendors.
Should federal regulators provide physicians with a free pass from having to conduct a HIPAA risk analysis or face a random HIPAA compliance audit if they implement a cybersecurity framework? That's what the AMA is proposing. Security experts weigh in with reactions.
Organizations need to carefully assess - and then verify - the data security controls their existing - and prospective - vendors have implemented, says privacy and security expert Rebecca Herold, who offers a range of vendor management tips in an in-depth interview.
A government watchdog agency alleges that insurer Health Net of California has refused to cooperate in a security audit called for under a federal contract. Similar disputes often arise when healthcare organizations attempt to scrutinize the security practices of their vendors, some security experts point out.
Federal regulators are warning healthcare entities and business associates to take action to prevent becoming the next victim of cyber extortion, such as a ransomware attack. What are the recommended steps? And what other insights do experts offer?