The federal tally of major health data breaches is littered with hundreds of incidents blamed on business associates that affected a total of tens of millions of individuals. But vendor involvement in breaches is probably actually a lot worse than what's reflected on the HHS tally.
Epic Systems' successful lawsuit against India's Tata Consultancy Services raises many security questions. For example, why did Epic find out about the allegedly inappropriate downloading of trade secrets from an external whistleblower, rather than as a result of internal detection efforts?
Health insurer Anthem, the victim of a massive hacker attack, failed in its effort to persuade a court to allow it to inspect certain customers' computers to help it fight a class-action lawsuit tied to the breach. Why did Anthem make the move? And what issues does it raise?
The cyberattacks that we've seen in the healthcare sector over the past year are starting to rewrite the rules for healthcare-related businesses in a way we really haven't seen before. How are you upping your game?
The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society 2016 Conference, slated for Feb. 29 to March 4 in Las Vegas, will offer dozens of privacy and security educational opportunities worth checking out.
If recent cyberattacks on healthcare organizations - including the ransomware attack on Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center - tell us anything, it's that better cyber threat intelligence sharing is desperately needed. A project led by Harris Health Systems aims to help identify the gaps that need to be addressed.
If federal regulators pull the plug on the HITECH Act's "meaningful use" incentive program for electronic health records, they must devise bold new ways to help ensure that data stored in EHR systems is secure.
Adjusting risk management strategies in the aftermath of the newly discovered hacker attack on Excellus BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other recent massive cyber-attacks, will be among the hot topics discussed at the Healthcare Information Security Summit in San Francisco on Sept. 17.
If there's one thing federal regulators want to drill into the heads of covered entities and business associates about data breach prevention, it's this: Stop procrastinating, and conduct a risk analysis and encrypt most of your computing devices right away.
The outrage directed at Oracle Corp.'s security chief after a recent blog post in which she scolded third parties who scan the company's software looking for security flaws had a familiar ring: Do medical device makers have a similar cybersecurity attitude?
Preliminary results of the fourth annual Healthcare Information Security Today survey indicate that information security leaders have big concerns about their business associates. There's still time left to participate in the study.