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  1. Medical Device Security: Now Is the Time

    Healthcare is making innovative strides in every corner of the industry. Equipment that once needed to be plugged in and connected to a hospital bed are now portable and wireless. Nearly everyone is using a wearable fitness device. While the convenience is noted, the security concerns with medical devices, especially those connected to the Internet,…


  2. Criminal Hacks Are the Main Cause of Healthcare Breaches, Study Says

    The results of the Ponemon Institute’s recent study, Fifth Annual Benchmark Study on Privacy & Security of Healthcare Data, reinforce what we already knew about healthcare data breaches—they’re rising. The Ponemon Institute reveals that “more than 90 percent of healthcare organizations represented in this study had a data breach, and 40 percent had more than…


  3. Healthcare Security: Moving Forward after the Anthem Breach

    Following the recent Anthem data breach, data security is back in the national spotlight. Healthcare data breaches not only create financial vulnerabilities for companies and consumers, but they can also pose serious medical threats due to tampered medical histories of affected patients. While healthcare data breaches have not received as much media attention as hacks against the recent Sony or…


  4. Anthem Hack: Was It Preventable?

    As details of last week’s Anthem hack of up to 80 million customer records continue to emerge, it appears that some fundamental security controls—such as two-factor authentication and encryption—could have helped prevent or significantly minimize the attack. Reports suggest that attackers accessed Anthem’s database using a stolen name and password obtained from one of the…


  5. Stolen Credit Cards Going Out of Style, Healthcare Records in Vogue

    The black market has become so flooded with stolen credit cards that selling them is now less lucrative. This has caused cybercriminals to look for other means of making cash, and many of them are turning to stealing healthcare records. Healthcare records sell for $10/record on the black market, as opposed to the $1/record or…