ALERT: New Ransomware Strain Targeting Very Specific Users

A new strain of Ransomware called "Defray" is spreading it's way around. This is different in how it is being targeted and distributed. The distribution of Defray has several notable characteristics: [...]

Anthem data breach was caused by a foreign nation attacker

The large-scale cybersecurity attack on Anthem in 2015 that led to 78.8 million consumer records potentially being exposed in a data breach was caused by a foreign nation attacker, according to the [...]

Children’s Medical Center Issued $3.2M OCR HIPAA Penalty

Ouch! The part about this that really stings is this opening line "Children’s Medical Center of Dallas (Children’s) was recently given an OCR HIPAA civil money penalty due to ePHI disclosure and [...]

February 8th, 2017 |Categories: OCR, Penalties, Healthcare, HealthcareIT, HIPAA, Compliance

Patients are the ones suffering from EMR adoption

December 9th, 2016 |Categories: EHR, EMR, Technology, Healthcare, Verghese, FierceHealthcare

Former executive assistant director of the FBI highlights comprehensive education and proactive planning to create strong ransomware preparation measures

Healthcare ransomware has quickly become one of the top cybersecurity concerns for both covered entities and business associates, according to a recent HealthcareIT Security blog post.

The Sad State of Healthcare IT Security

Healthcare Data Breaches, Ransomware Top Challenges in 2017

The latest Black Book poll (Read it here) of healthcare PR clients showed that physician satisfaction and medico-legal problems are no longer the key concerns, and that 2017 will see a higher focus [...]

Healthcare gets a 'D' on cybersecurity report card

Healthcare security professionals are less confident in their ability to assess security risk than in the past. That’s part of the reason network security firm Tenable gave the industry an overall [...]

December 5th, 2016 |Categories: Tenable, Healthcare, Experian, Security, Survey', Compliance

Healthcare Top Target in specific "Gatak" Ransomware Attacks

Recent research shows that healthcare is typically a main target in Gatak ransomware attacks, which lures victims through phony websites for pirated software product licensing keys.

December 1st, 2016 |Categories: Solutionary, Healthcare, Ransomware, Security, HIPAA, Gatak

Will docs ever be happy with their EHR?

A recent survey from by peer60 found that doctors continue to remain "extremely unhappy" with EHR's from ALL vendors.

November 28th, 2016 |Categories: Cerner, EHR, EPIC, NexGen, Physicians, eClinical, Healthcare, EyeMD, eMDs, AllScripts