89 results for cybersecurity

Third quarter earnings: UHS, Tenet see financial success; CHS, HCA face challenges

Editor's Note Two major hospital systems–Universal Health Services (UHS) and Tenet Healthcare–saw improved third-quarter profits in 2023, but Community Health Systems (CHS) and HCA Healthcare did not see similar upward trends, HealthLeaders November 3 reports.  According to the article, rising demand in services at UHS drove third-quarter earnings up 6.8%…

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By: Brita Belli
November 7, 2023
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New cybersecurity toolkit provides guidance to healthcare sector

Editor's Note The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on October 26 announced a new cybersecurity-focused toolkit with resources for healthcare organizations and the public health sector. The two agencies have been working with the Health Sector Coordinating Council (HSCC) Cybersecurity…

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By: Brita Belli
November 3, 2023
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Cybersecurity alert: Vulnerability in Cisco’s Emergency Responder communications platform

Editor's Note Cisco has released an update that fixes a critical vulnerability in their Emergency Responder communications platform, a system used throughout the health sector, an October 6 HC3: Sector Alert from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Information Security reports. The HHS recommends that healthcare systems…

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By: Brita Belli
October 10, 2023
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Report: Data breaches continue to pose problems for healthcare systems

Editor's Note A new report from cybersecurity provider Critical Insight notes that data breaches are continuing to pose major problems for healthcare systems, an August 2023 Business Wire press release reports. Already more than 40 million patients' medical information was reportedly involved in data breaches in 2023. Following are key…

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By: Brita Belli
October 5, 2023
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US and UK sanction Russian cybercrime group targeting hospitals, providers

Editor's Note The United States, in coordination with the United Kingdom, has imposed sanctions on 11 individuals linked to the Russia-based cybercrime group known as Trickbot, a US Department of the Treasury September 7 press release reports. These sanctions were issued by the US Department of the Treasury's Office of…

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By: Tarsilla Moura
September 8, 2023
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HHS: ARPA-H project to strengthen healthcare cybersecurity

Editor's Note The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (ARPA-H) announced that it is seeking proposals through September 7 to help fund and develop cybersecurity technologies for healthcare systems, clinics, and healthcare-related devices,  the August 17 WIRED reports. The Digital Health Security…

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By: Judy Mathias
August 22, 2023
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The Joint Commission issues Sentinel Event Alert on patient safety after a cyberattack

Editor's Note The Joint Commission, on August 15, issued “Sentinel Event Alert 67: Preserving patient safety after a cyberattack.” The Alert focuses on risks associated with cyberattacks and provides recommendations on how healthcare organizations can deliver safe patient care if a cyberattack occurs. Actions suggested by The Joint Commission include:…

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By: Judy Mathias
August 15, 2023
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Cybersecurity alert: New ransomware threat to healthcare, recent attacks

Editor's Note On August 4, the Department of Health and Human Services Health Sector Cybersecurity Coordination Center released a security alert warning hospitals of a new ransomware group called Rhysida that has been active since May 2023 and is recently targeting healthcare by breaching networks and demanding a ransom. According…

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By: Tarsilla Moura
August 11, 2023
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Hospitals look to cybersecurity insurance as cyberattacks rise

Takeaways • Patient data & safety are at risk: 94% of hospitals have experienced at least one cyberattack. • Less than half of hospitals in the US carry cybersecurity insurance. • Security is a two-part strategy: cybersecurity insurance as well as preventative measures (eg, encrypted backups, patches, and training). When…

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By: Brita Belli
July 20, 2023
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CISA: New 'high-risk' cyber vulnerability for Medtronic cardiac device management system

Editor's Note On June 29, the Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) issued a medical advisory alert "warning of a significant, high-risk vulnerability in Medtronic’s Paceart Optima System, which is used to compile and manage patients’ cardiac device data," the American Hospital Association (AHA) July 6 reports. According to CISA,…

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By: Tarsilla Moura
July 7, 2023
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