Is there anything better than being offered one year of “free” identity theft monitoring? Regularly offered with strings attached by organizations that mishandled your personal details, the efficacy and use of such services looks set for a U.S. Government Accountability Office review.
The healthcare sector is making progress in moving from a reactive to a proactive approach to cybersecurity as it learns lessons from other sectors, including financial services, says Greg Garcia, executive director for cybersecurity at the Healthcare and Public Health Sector Coordinating Council.
In recent months, the healthcare industry has been the number one target of cyberattacks, exposing tens of millions of customers identities around the world, costing more than $1 billion USD in losses.Executives from the National Association of County and City Health Officials say that healthcare breaches can cost up to $400 a patient, and yet,
Mobile health apps are playing an increasing role in healthcare, but the emergence of mobile apps as part of therapeutic regimens is creating challenges for both sides of the market, including uncertainties among providers about recommending apps to their patients. Acknowledging this, organizations are responding to customers, members, patients and clinicians who are asking questions
Sure, AI might save lives through early cancer or heart disease detection. In cybersecurity, though, even AI companies worry that the bad guys will use artificial intelligence to launch more potent attacks.Little wonder, then, that computer security has become an AI hot spot. Venture capital firms are throwing money into “machine learning” startups. Incumbent cybersecurity
According to Healthcare IT News, data breaches may be down slightly since 2017, but high-level breaches are on the rise. These mega-breaches occur across all industries, but theyre especially concerning for health care due to the prevalence of sensitive information in the field.So far in 2018, there have been 3,676 publicly disclosed data breaches exposing
In a Nov. 23 notification statement, the West Conshohocken, Pa.-based coordinated healthcare company, which supports more than 1,100 primary care and specialty physicians, says it discovered on Sept. 25 a potential vulnerability in one of its websites.A Tandigm spokesman tells Information Security Media Group that the vulnerability was in a portal that primary care physicians
WhatsApp is one of the most popular messaging apps in the world. Among its many features, messages sent between the app’s estimated 1.5 billion users are subject to “end-to-end” encryption. This means that office gossip, cat photos and selfies shared on the app should be safe from the prying eyes of third parties.But what happens
Two hackers in Iran were behind a worldwide wave of ransomware attacks that targeted a major Chicago healthcare technology company, federal officials said Wednesday. Two hackers in Iran were behind a worldwide wave of ransomware attacks that targeted a major Chicago healthcare technology company, federal officials said Wednesday.Allscripts, headquartered in Chicago’s Merchandise Mart, was hit
The company that Atrium Health contracts with for billing services says it was hacked in late September. The company and the health system revealed Tuesday this could impact more than 2.65 million people all over the country. Names, addresses, birth dates, insurance information and in some cases social security numbers may be at risk. The