No secret: Public cloud provides the technical catalyst to the healthcare industry’s modernization and the keys to the kingdom in terms of globalization. The resulting access to usable swaths of data is invaluable - and high-risk. ClearDATA's Chris Bowen weighs in on mitigating the risks.
In many healthcare entities, the amount of data that is being generated and retained continues to grow - and that mounting trove of legacy data is often never disposed, expanding the surface for cyberattacks and other compromises, says Matthew Bernstein of consulting firm Bernstein Data.
Two business associates are at the center of recently reported health data breaches affecting a total of more than 3 million individuals and counting, spotlighting again the security and privacy risks posed by vendors to healthcare entities and their patients' information.
While ransomware, third-party risk, phishing scams and insiders continue as the top threats facing healthcare and public health entities, the sector overall is becoming better prepared to deal with these issues than it was just a few years ago, says Denise Anderson, president and CEO of H-ISAC.
Organizations that work with or within the healthcare industry need to prioritize and manage security and privacy-related risk and compliance programs. As the global standard for safeguarding information, HITRUST delivers a scalable, prescriptive, and certifiable framework that enables organizations to demonstrate...
The healthcare sector is still behind many other critical infrastructure sectors in implementing critically important security technologies to protect against the rise in potentially devastating cyber incidents, says threat intelligence analyst Christiaan Beek of security firm Trellix.
No question, the COVID-19 pandemic has been devastating for healthcare professionals. But it also has brought new opportunities for IT and security leaders to exercise unprecedented influence on healthcare enablement. Anahi Santiago, CISO of ChristianaCare, discusses this enormous responsibility.
A bipartisan Senate bill proposes closer collaboration between the Department of Health and Human Services and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, with a goal of strengthening cybersecurity in the health and public health sectors. But would that make a major difference?
The number of major health data breaches posted to the federal tally so far in 2022 - and the total number of individuals affected by those breaches - has surged in recent weeks as reports of large hacking incidents continue to flow in to regulators.
The pandemic has raised the ante significantly for the attack surface and the level of insider threats facing healthcare sector entities, according to Dave Bailey, vice president of security services, and attorney Andrew Mahler, vice president of privacy and compliance, of consultancy CynergisTek.
Gaps in federal regulations concerning the security and privacy of health data falling outside HIPAA's umbrella are getting filled to some extent by various state laws. But that's creating additional challenges, says privacy attorney Kirk Nahra of the law firm WilmerHale.
Federal regulators have released the final versions of the long-awaited Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement, which provide a governance framework to promote secure, interoperable nationwide health information exchange - an effort that has been in the making for years.
In the latest weekly update, four editors at Information Security Media Group discuss important cybersecurity issues, including mitigating the Apache Log4j zero-day vulnerability, findings from a new report analyzing the Conti ransomware attack on Ireland's Health Services Executive and President Biden's drive to...
A criminal hack attack has disrupted healthcare in Canada's easternmost province and resulted in the theft of patient information and personal details for healthcare employees. The province of Newfoundland and Labrador disclosed the apparent ransomware attack on Oct. 30, and has yet to restore all systems.