Cybersecurity

Want to think like a cybercriminal?

A new KPMG study reveals that a good number of businesses worldwide, including healthcare organisations, are “unprepared” to deal with a cybersecurity emergency. While the majority of these businesses (94 percent) are aware that they are actively being eyed by cybercriminals, only 22 percent said they are fully prepared to combat cybersecurity breaches.The study “Taking

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How to build an effective cybersecurity strategy on a tight budget

Basic building blocks of a good information security plan can be found at lower costs than many might expect. Cybersecurity is a must. As daunting as it appears with hackers positioning to storm the gates of your network, and with healthcare being among the most attacked industries, it is essential that large hospitals and small

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Debunking the cybersecurity thought that humans are the weakest link

Experts at the HIMSS Healthcare Security Forum said the next phase of infosec should be to secure the human and put safety nets in place to protect them. BOSTON The time has come to move beyond the security mantra “don’t click on email links or open attachments and we’ll all be safer.””We’ve been saying that

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Medtronic Cardiac Devices Recalled Due to Cyber Concerns

The recall involves Medtronic blocking the affected programmers from accessing the company’s network via the internet until the company issues security fixes so that the programmers cannot be exploited by unauthorized users.Some security experts are hopeful that the recall serves as another important wake-up call for more manufacturers to take action on addressing cybersecurity issues.

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Report: Remote Access Is No. 1 Healthcare Tech Hazard

ECRI’s annual list defines the top health technology hazards that warrant “priority attention” by healthcare leaders, the organization says.”The list does not enumerate the most frequently reported problems or the ones associated with the most severe consequences – although we do consider such information in our analysis,” ECRI’s 2019 Top 10 Health Technology Hazards report

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Key to cyber insurance process is finding the right broker

Part two of our cyber insurance series highlights the need for healthcare organizations to compare prices and find a carrier willing to partner on cybersecurity. With cybersecurity, theres no 100 percent certainty that an organization is completely protected against cyber threats. As a result of this reality, an increasing number of healthcare organizations are turning

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5 steps to prepare for a cyber-attack

“Being prepared is preventive medicine.” Putting this principle in practice can help you stay calm and composed even during times of crisis, such as a cyber emergency. Cyberattacks have become more common and pernicious. It would be wise for healthcare organisations to prepare for one in advance so they arent scrambling last minute and make

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Preventing a ‘Doomsday’ Healthcare Cyber Event

The healthcare sector needs to continue upping its cybersecurity ante to prevent potentially catastrophic “doomsday” events that could devastate regional healthcare systems, says Erik Decker, a federal adviser who’s CISO at the University of Chicago Medicine. He’s co-leading an effort to draft a guide to mitigating five key cyber threats.So far, cyberattacks in healthcare have

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