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Ransomware Attacks on Healthcare

Healthcare organizations have been a large target for cyber criminals for many years. Recent studies are showing that while healthcare organizations continue to be a target for attacks, there is a downward trend in the number of attacks on the healthcare industry. This trend is seemingly positive news, but healthcare organizations (of all sizes) should [...]

January 16th, 2019|Categories: Cyber Secure, Healthcare|Tags: , , |

Lunch & Learn Sneak Peek

Today’s blog is a quick sneak peek at our Cyber Threats in Healthcare Lunch & Learn! This Wednesday, August 15th, we will be taking part in a rapid-fire Q&A discussion about the top threats facing Healthcare today. Our own Paul Sponcia will join a panel of five other Knoxville experts of Healthcare and Cyber Security. [...]

August 14th, 2018|Categories: Healthcare, Technology|Tags: , , |

5 Things Every Healthcare Provider Must Be Doing To Protect Themselves From Cyber Criminals

Five things every healthcare provider must do to protect themselves against cyber criminals: In today’s healthcare environment technology has become the critical backbone to the daily delivery of services, but providers in the healthcare space have historically done a poor job of keeping up with and properly securing and managing their IT systems. Cybercriminals know [...]

April 24th, 2018|Categories: Healthcare, Security|Tags: , , , , , |

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: •Defray is currently being spread via Microsoft Word document attachments in email •The campaigns are as small as several messages each •The lures are [...]

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 several years of HIPAA non-compliance, according to a Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) release." Several years of HIPAA non-compliance “OCR’s investigation [...]

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

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. Without proper training and a thorough backup plan, organizations could find themselves in trouble should an attack take place. “Ransomware attacks two or three years ago, coming out of [...]

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 on technological and financial issues. This includes data breaches, system failures, hacking, ransomware, and a disrupted flow of financial records. Predictions for [...]

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. “We’ve said it before--physicians and other caregivers are the sleeping giants of healthcare," the report stated. "So all suppliers, even Epic, should be forewarned--you can only disappoint physicians and other caregivers for so long ... eventually, [...]

November 28th, 2016|Categories: EHR, Healthcare|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Ransomware top concern for health IT, security execs – is it yours?

Is security in your top 3 - 5 initiatives and concerns for your business as you enter 2017? If not, it should be - especially if you are in the Healthcare industry. As we continually point out here on our blog, the state of IT Security, and more importantly attention and awareness towards IT security, [...]

November 11th, 2016|Categories: Compliance, Healthcare, HIPAA, IT Budgeting, OCR, Security, Social Engineering|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |