Showing Blog Posts: 1–5 of 5 tagged Healthcare

  • Ben's Book of the Month: Review of "How Healthcare Data Privacy Is Almost Dead ... and What Can Be Done to Revive It!"

    by Ben Rothke on November 30, 2017

    This month’s theme is security strategy & operations. Some questions include: what makes a good cybersecurity strategy? What policies and procedures should you have in place to ensure your employees, customers and sensitive data remain safe? If you believe John Trinckes in How Healthcare Data Privacy Is Almost Dead ... and What Can Be Done to Revive It! (Auerbach Publications 978-1498783958), the…

  • Internal and External Forces Mean Healthcare Security Has to Adapt

    by James Christiansen on July 13, 2017

    The complexity of healthcare information security grows daily. Paper records are long gone. With more than 700 security technologies to consider, millions of threat actors to detect and new attack vectors to defend against, simply working harder will not solve the problem. Healthcare is a prime target for hackers due to the vast amounts of private health information (PHI) and the pure complexity…

  • Healthcare Industry Finds Itself Falling Behind on Data Security Front

    by Tony Kontzer on April 28, 2017

    With the healthcare industry having put so much energy in recent years to the transition to electronic healthcare, and to protecting patient privacy through regulations like the U.S.'s Healthcare Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), one would assume the sector has been addressing security sufficiently. That would be a dangerous assumption. Recent events haven't just highlighted…

  • Ben's Book of the Month: Review of "Hospital and Healthcare Security"

    by Ben Rothke on February 28, 2017

    When I first requested a copy of Hospital and Healthcare Security (Butterworth-Heinemann 012-4200486), I assumed it was brief high-level reference on the topic. Upon getting this monster of a book, I read as Tom Smith wrote in the forward, “this is the bible of healthcare security”. At just over 700 pages, the book is indeed a comprehensive reference for everything related to hospital and…

  • 2017 Security Threats for Healthcare

    by John Humphreys on February 23, 2017

    From the Bon Secours Health System data breach impacting nearly 700,000 individuals to the $17,000 in ransom that Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center paid hackers, 2016 wasn’t the best year for healthcare security. So what’s in store for 2017? The healthcare industry is always going to be a target for hackers, yet security continues to be a challenge due to the overwhelming volume of security…

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