A new initiative aims to create a standards-based nationwide patient credential and matching ecosystem to ultimately improve matching patients with their electronic health information, says Scott Stuewe, CEO of DirectTrust, the nonprofit, vendor-neutral organization that is leading the effort.
Dennis Leber, CISO and CTO at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, says cybersecurity is not just a profession - it's a lifestyle. And as he leads this life, he finds one of today's biggest cybersecurity threats is not ransomware or IP theft - it's "the buzzword mentality."
A recent ransomware attack disclosed by a medication management systems provider is the latest reminder of persistent cybersecurity threats and risks facing healthcare supply chain and related vendors, as well as their customers. What's at stake?
Recent incidents affecting the sensitive information of tens of thousands of individuals underscore the ongoing threats and risks facing organizations that handle health and other delicate personal information, including a community health center and a social services agency.
The healthcare industry continues to be targeted by ransomware gangs, but there are efforts underway to help improve the health sector's information security resiliency. Errol Weiss of Health-ISAC says the industry as a whole lacks resources.
The Wall Street Journal reported that the sophisticated and well-coordinated groups behind the ransomware attacks on U.S. Hospitals raked in more than $100 million last year. Attacking the domestic healthcare industry is lucrative, especially against a susceptible target. Even worse, ransom payments are no guarantee...
The Food and Drug Administration's decision to incorporate "quality systems regulations" into its new draft guidance for premarket medical device cybersecurity is an important development in the scope of the agency's expectations for manufacturers, says Dr. Suzanne Schwartz of the FDA.
More than 670,000 individuals have been affected by two 2021 hacking incidents that were only recently reported to federal regulators. The breaches involve healthcare software and billing services firm Adaptive Health Integrations and urgent care provider Urgent Team Holdings.
Federal authorities are warning the healthcare and public health sectors of aggressive, financially motivated attacks by the Hive ransomware group, which has been linked to a number of attacks on healthcare sector entities. Some security experts are urging such entities to fortify their defenses.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report analyzes the latest cyberthreats to the energy sector as Russia's invasion of Ukraine continues. It also examines best practices for Customer Identity and Access Management and how healthcare institutions can sharpen their defense strategies.
Federal authorities are warning the healthcare sector of potential threats involving Lapsus$ - including those related to the group's recent hack of Okta - and also of potential phishing attacks arising out of a recent breach experienced by email marketing services provider Mailchimp.
Five recently reported data breaches involving cyberattacks on a variety of different types of healthcare sector entities have affected a total of more than 1.2 million individuals. Experts say the incidents highlight the intensifying threat landscape in the sector.
Tools and methodologies that have been helpful for global public health research might also provide better understanding of the root causes of cybercrime and the motivation of cybercriminals, especially as such crime has surged during the COVID-19 pandemic, says Stanley Mierzwa of Kean University.
Recent breach reports filed by a law enforcement benefits health plan, a healthcare staffing firm and a rural medical center are the latest examples of the diverse range of healthcare sector entities being targeted by cyberattackers. What do experts recommend?