Healthcare is the only industry where employees are the primary reason for a data breach. A variety of motives including monetary gain, negligence or the need to access patient data quickly lead to Patient Health Information (PHI) loss.
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Complicating healthcare compliance efforts is the growing trend of migrating patient data to cloud storage and hosted applications such as Health Information Exchange systems. The cloud lowers costs and improves efficiency, but widens the attack surface for data breaches.
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The latest ISMG Security Report features a special report on securing medical devices. Healthcare security leaders from the FDA, an academic medical center and a medical device manufacturer share their insights on the challenges involved.
Ethiopian dissidents living overseas had their devices infected with spyware made by an Israeli defense company, Canadian researchers allege. Their findings have revived longstanding concerns over some governments' potential abuse of powerful surveillance tools.
The hacker to whom Uber paid $100,000 to destroy data and keep quiet about its big, bad breach is a 20-year-old man living in Florida, Reuters reports. But numerous questions remain about the 2016 breach, including whether the payment was a bug bounty, extortion payoff or hush money.
The cloud gives organizations great new opportunities to deploy new systems and applications. It also creates a whole new level of cybersecurity exposure, says Gavin Millard of Tenable, offering tips to bridge that gap.
In an era where users are working simultaneously across mobile, social and cloud applications and platforms, organizations need to deploy identity and access management solutions that can scale and adapt quickly. IBM's Sean Brown describes the rise of Identity as a Service.
With the advent of technology in personal healthcare - Internet-connected glucose monitors, intravenous blood pressure monitoring, personal 'best friend' emotional bots - there is a lot of highly sensitive data that is rampantly traversing the airwaves. And the impact of this data getting in the wrong hands is just...
The alleged theft of mental health information on more than 28,000 patients in Texas, which went undetected for well over a year, is yet another reminder of the substantial risks that terminated employees can pose as well as the need to take extra steps to protect the most sensitive patient information.
Denial of Service, web application layer attacks, credential abuse and IoT - these are the attack trends and vectors that will make headlines in 2018. Ryan Barnett of Akamai offers insight into how to prepare your defenses.
A report on the SEC targeting a Canadian company for fraud, alleging it cheated investors by exploiting a so-called Initial Coin Offering crowdsourcing funding system, leads the ISMG Security Report. Also, an NSA analyst pleads guilty in a case involving storing classified data on his home PC.
As data breaches increase in scale and frequency, businesses must ensure an effective, swift and well-orchestrated response. To help them, ISMG on Wednesday and Thursday will host a Fraud and Breach Prevention Summit in Mumbai offering insights from 20 leading CISOs and many other experts.
This monthly Security Agenda will highlight some of the most recent additions to our course library. This month's edition features New York Presbyterian's Jennings Aske on getting serious about medical device security. Another influencer, John Gunn of VASCO discusses the ISMG Faces of Fraud 2017: Survey Analysis and...
The New York state Department of Financial Services' cybersecurity regulation - 23 NYCRR Part 500 - has been in effect for nearly a year now, and covered entities face some significant compliance milestones in 2018. This regulation puts new demands on financial institutions for security leadership, breach...