Privacy & Security

computer code on a screen
By Andrea Fox 03:43 pm December 21, 2023
The HHS 405(d) program has new resources to help small to large healthcare organizations navigate what's important when implementing cyber insurance.
FBI seal on an interior wall
By Andrea Fox 10:31 am December 21, 2023
The DOJ announced that the FBI also has decryptor keys for Blackcat ransomware victims and will "prioritize disruptions" as it works to "dismantle the ecosystem fueling cybercrime."
A nurse checking a patient's file on a laptop in the hospital corridor
By Adam Ang 02:05 am December 18, 2023
Hospitals also worry about the lack of digital talent and the incompatibility of various digital solutions. 
Frank Forte of Anatomy IT on health IT vendors
By Bill Siwicki 01:53 pm December 14, 2023
One industry observer notes the massive digital transformation in how care is accessed and the historic increases in cyberattacks have been pushing more provider organizations to expect much more from their IT vendors.
The draft NIST differential privacy pyramid
By Andrea Fox 11:25 am December 13, 2023
The National Institute of Standards and Technology created guidance for evaluating differential privacy algorithms that could allow data to be publicly released without revealing the individuals within the dataset.
Healthcare workers looking at tablet
By 05:00 am December 13, 2023
Explore the benefits of private AI architecture for your organization.
A hospital staff checking emails on a desktop computer
By Adam Ang 01:47 am December 12, 2023
They are vulnerable to email fraud and domain spoofing. 
Hands are typing on a laptop with code on the screen.
By Andrea Fox 02:39 pm December 11, 2023
"Your data has been stolen and will soon be sold to various data brokers and black markets to be used in fraud and other criminals," the alleged attackers say in an email sent directly to one patient.
U.S. Treasury bill
By Andrea Fox 01:09 pm December 08, 2023
This agency's first data breach settlement under HIPAA for a phishing attack involved the alleged failure to conduct a risk analysis to identify potential ePHI threats or vulnerabilities across the Lafourche Medical Group network.
Three cybersecurity professionals talk in a network control room.
By Andrea Fox 10:35 am December 08, 2023
"The AHA cannot support proposals for mandatory cybersecurity requirements being levied on hospitals as if they were at fault for the success of hackers in perpetrating a crime," says Rick Pollack, president and CEO of the American Hospital Association.