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Breached Patient Records Tripled in 2018 vs 2017 as Health Data Security Challenges Worsen

BALTIMORE, Feb. 12, 2019 PRNewswire — In 2018, 15,085,302 patient records were breached, according to new data released today in the Protenus Breach Barometer. Published by Protenus, an AI-powered healthcare compliance analytics platform that protects patient data for the nation’s leading health systems, the Breach Barometer is the industry’s definitive source for health data breach

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Assessing IoT Risks in Healthcare Environments

Healthcare organizations should steer clear of connecting internet of things devices to their networks unless they serve a precise medical purpose, says attorney Julia Hesse.”There was a rise a few years ago … of internet connected light bulbs and internet connected beds,” she notes in an interview with Information Security Media Group. “From our perspective,

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Health Data Security: The Most Promising Technologies

Several technologies playing increasingly critical roles in mitigating the potential impact of security incidents in healthcare, say Ron Mehring, CISO at Texas Health Resources, and Axel Wirth of Symantec.In an interview after their joint presentation at a preconference cybersecurity forum Monday at HIMSS19 in Orlando, Florida, Mehring notes: “The biggest technology stacks we’ve been implementing

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The dangers of facial recognition software

Have you taken the 10-year challenge that has swept Facebook over the past few weeks? If so, you could be contributing to the spread of facial recognition technology.Pairing a current profile photo with a shot of yourself from a decade ago may seem to be little more than some harmless fun. But this challenge also

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What Can We Learn From the Healthcare Data Breach Wall of Shame?

In addition to dealing with the public outcry and regulatory scrutiny resulting from a healthcare data breach, covered entities under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (or their business associates) are required to report breaches to the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights. But the pain doesnt end there.

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Cottage Health Hit With $3 Million HIPAA Settlement

On Thursday, HHS’ Office for Civil Rights said Cottage Health, which operates several hospitals, agreed to pay the fine and implement a corrective action plan in the wake of an investigation into the breaches that affected a total of 62,500 individuals. Earlier, the California attorney general had reached a $2 million settlement with Cottage Health.”The

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With Doctored Photos, Thieves Try to Steal Bitcoin

Some cryptocurrency exchanges mandate that customers use two-step verification. It requires a one-time passcode to be entered after someone logs in with a username and password. It’s a crucial security tool that deflects account takeover attempts if thieves have already obtained someone’s account credentials.A one-time passcode may be sent over SMS, or the safer way

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5 cybersecurity threats healthcare faces in 2019 and beyond

Theyre not entirely new but each brings fresh twists health and IT executives will need to keep pace with moving forward. Mobile device exploits, cloud based-data breaches, ransomware these are just three of the major information security threats healthcare organizations will have to watch out for in 2019 and the years that follow.It will be

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