Most healthcare organizations allocate 6% or less of their information technology budget for cybersecurity, putting them at a disadvantage in their security defenses and for competitive hiring, according to a recent survey by the Healthcare Information Management Systems Society.
Dentist Carl Bilancione is a survivor in more ways than one, including surviving a recent ransomware attack on the accounting software of his small Florida practice. What should other small entities should learn from these seemingly random attacks?
What's it like for a small, not-for-profit healthcare entity to deal with the consequences of a ransomware attack? The president of a substance abuse treatment center shares his first-hand experience - and lessons learned.
While the U.K. is beefing up funding for hospital cybersecurity, in the U.S., some Congressional leaders are pushing for moves that could have the unintended consequence of sapping security investments by some healthcare providers.
Hackers have apparently hijacked potentially thousands of vulnerable MongoDB databases and demanded ransoms for the return of critical data, with some victims paying up, according to security researchers.
What are the critical elements of developing a "wartime" mindset to deal with serious cyber threats facing the healthcare sector? Find out how presenters and attendees answered this question at ISMG's Healthcare Security Summit.
For healthcare information security professionals, the time has come to adopt a "wartime mindset" to ensure patient information is safeguarded from cyber threats. That's why ISMG has recruited a diverse array of experts to provide timely advice at our Healthcare Security Summit in New York Nov 1-2.
The federal agency that enforces HIPAA has been very busy lately, taking numerous steps to reiterate the importance of safeguarding patient data and stressing the need to prepare a breach response plan. But the agency still needs to improve transparency on breaches involving business associates.
The cyberattacks that we've seen in the healthcare sector over the past year are starting to rewrite the rules for healthcare-related businesses in a way we really haven't seen before. How are you upping your game?
If recent cyberattacks on healthcare organizations - including the ransomware attack on Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center - tell us anything, it's that better cyber threat intelligence sharing is desperately needed. A project led by Harris Health Systems aims to help identify the gaps that need to be addressed.
If there's one thing federal regulators want to drill into the heads of covered entities and business associates about data breach prevention, it's this: Stop procrastinating, and conduct a risk analysis and encrypt most of your computing devices right away.