By Jim Hyman – Cyberattacks have crossed a critical threshold, and the risks have evolved from merely causing financial loss and damage to physical systems, to affecting people’s health and safety. Not long ago that statement might have been considered hyperbole, but now it is a stark reality.Read More
By Matt Fisher – After a bit of a lull, meaning pretty much a full calendar quarter, the Office for Civil Rights is back with another HIPAA settlement. The newest settlement involves Oklahoma State University – Center for Health Sciences and a malware incident.
By Matt Fisher – The Office for Civil Rights is promoting HIPAA as being able to prevent or substantially mitigate the impacts of a cyber attack. It is a bold statement from OCR and one that bears unpacking. Why is OCR asserting that HIPAA can prevent or substantially mitigate a cyber attack?
By Art Gross – We have had quite a year so far in 2020, and if you are in healthcare, you were hit especially hard with something that you likely didn’t adequately prepare to deal with. However, according to a recent report from Black Book Market Research LLC, the healthcare industry has no idea what could hit them in 2021. But with this particular threat, you can prepare.
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By Art Gross – When you search for cyberattacks by vertical, always in the top categories is healthcare. It can be filtered from there by the size of the business, whether it is enterprise or small to medium-sized establishments, but the information targeted is patient data.
By Matt Fisher – With the number of cyberattacks focusing on healthcare for purposes ranging from destruction of data to impersonating a physician or other clinician to just taking data, it is truer than ever that a successful attack is only a matter of time.
By Daniel Markuson – Recently, the University of Connecticut Health informed the public about a phishing breach that had potentially affected some medical and personal data of 326,000 patients. But it’s not even the largest healthcare sector data leak reported in the U.S. in 2019.
By Art Gross – Cybercriminals have been targeting the healthcare industry for years. As healthcare has become the second largest sector of the U.S. economy, it should come as no surprise that the industry receives special attention from hackers.