Cybersecurity

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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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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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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HIMSS19: Cybersecurity in the Spotlight

This year’s event at the Orange County Convention Center promises 1,300-plus exhibitors, including more than 70 vendors in the show’s dedicated Cybersecurity Command Center.The conference is expected to draw more than 45,000 attendees and offer more than 300 educational sessions spanning 24 topics – including cybersecurity and privacy as well as related regulatory updates.Cybersecurity sessions

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Looking Back at 2018 and Forward at 2019, Cyber Expert David Finn Sees Complexity and Challenge

As 2018 was coming to a close, Healthcare Innovation Editor-in-Chief Mark Hagland caught up with David Finn, the former hospital CIO and currently the executive vice president for strategic innovation at the Austin, Texas-based CynergisTek consulting firm. The Houston-based Finn, who has spent many years in the cybersecurity arena, sees a complex and challenging landscape

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Intelligence Chiefs Expect More Cyberattacks Against US

Appearing alongside five of the nation’s other top intelligence officials, Coats was first to testify, and he warned that “the big four” countries remain a significant threat to both the U.S. government and private sector. He also said their efforts are “likely to further intensify this year.”In the face of myriad threats, knowing which defenses

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Privacy and Data Security Strategies for Start-Up Companies

Start-up companies know that, when potential investors kick the tires, they will look carefully at the companys business model and IP portfolio. These days, investors are also likely to look at whether the company is in compliance with privacy and data security laws. Cybersecurity has become increasingly important for business of all sizes. While identity

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