Privacy & Security

By Bill Siwicki 09:02 am February 20, 2017
Trivalent Protect uses a process of file-encryption, shredding, and local or cloud storage designed to transform the properties of sensitive and regulated data to make it completely unusable to hackers.
Accenture medical identity theft

Accenture managing director Reza Chapman said healthcare organizations need to build digital trust with patients.  

By Bill Siwicki 08:23 am February 20, 2017
The Accenture study also finds that half of these victims were subject to medical identity theft and on average had to pay $2,500 in out-of-pocket costs per incident.
Symantec cybersecurity study
By Tom Sullivan 08:07 am February 20, 2017
Symantec health IT officer David Finn said that despite increases in budgets and staffing, breaches and security incidents are on the rise. 
By Tom Sullivan 06:24 pm February 19, 2017
Informaticist Nephi Walton challenges health IT professionals to take a hard look at how secure their networks actually are.
Mitchell Parker at HIMSS17

Mitch Parker, executive director of Information Security and Compliance for Indiana University Health, speaking about cybersecurity in Orlando.

By Jessica Davis 04:36 pm February 19, 2017
At the Cybersecurity Forum, Mitch Parker encourages communications and planning that involve the entire enterprise.

Kevin Johnson, a security consultant, and Daniel Nigrin, MD, chief information officer at Boston Children's Hospital, speaking at the AMDIS/HIMSS Physicians' Executive IT Symposium in Orlando.

By Mike Miliard 04:26 pm February 19, 2017
Many health organizations still do not appreciate the risks they are facing from determined hackers.
Kevin Mitnick at HIMSS17

Kevin Mitnick, former black-hat hacker, now works as a white-hat security consultant. He spoke at the CIO Forum in Orlando about the need key for healthcare organizations to shore up their defenses by developing social engineering resistance training programs and performing penetration tests.

By Mike Miliard 12:56 pm February 19, 2017
At the CHIME-HIMSS CIO Forum, the infamous former black-hat showed how social engineering puts systems at risk -- and how to build a human firewall to protect against it.
Cisco healthcare roadmap HIMSS17
By Ephraim Schwartz 07:15 am February 19, 2017
The new tools include connectivity, security, protection against ransomware and other technologies that the company has tuned specifically for healthcare.  

Steve Lee, director of New Jersey's Division of Consumer Affairs

By Mike Miliard 01:19 pm February 17, 2017
The settlement comes three years after two laptops were stolen from Horizon BCBSNJ's Newark headquarters. According to New Jersey officials, health data was left vulnerable as it was password-protected but not encrypted, as required by HIPAA and HITECH.
Memorial Health System HIPAA
By Bernie Monegain 09:56 am February 17, 2017
The Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights said more than 115,000 people had their PHI accessed and disclosed.

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