89 results for cybersecurity

HHS publishes guidance for health systems to strengthen cybersecurity

Editor's Note On June 16, the US Department of Health and Human Services (HSS) Health Sector Cybersecurity Coordination Center published a guidance, titled “Strengthening Cyber Posture in the Health Sector, to help health systems and other healthcare organizations “improve their overall strength, protocols, and prevention abilities for cyberattacks,” Becker’s Health…

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By: Tarsilla Moura
June 23, 2022
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Report: Ransomware attacks on healthcare facilities up by 94% globally

Editor's Note According to a report from cybersecurity firm Sophos, titled “The State of Ransomware in Healthcare 2022” and published in May 2022, ransomware attacks on healthcare organizations have increased by 94% “year over year” globally, Becker’s Health IT June 6 reports. The report includes findings from an “independent, vendor-agnostic…

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By: Tarsilla Moura
June 6, 2022
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Keynote: Cybersecurity risk management, protecting your OR and bottom line

Editor's Note Juuso Leinonen, principal project engineer at ECRI, an independent nonprofit healthcare research organization, captured OR Business Management Conference attendees with this message: cybersecurity is a patient safety issue. Each year, ECRI produces a list of 10 health technology hazards, and in 2022, cybersecurity attacks topped the list. During…

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By: Tarsilla Moura
May 17, 2022
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Staffing shortage a contributing factor to cybersecurity vulnerabilities

Editor's Note According to a new report, titled “The State of Security 2022” from Software company Splunk, mass resignations and gaps in staffing may be contributing to cybersecurity companies’ inability to defend against certain cyberattacks, Becker’s Health IT April 25 reports. The report surveyed more than 1,000 cybersecurity leaders across…

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By: Tarsilla Moura
April 25, 2022
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Hospitals, ORs fear ransomware fallout from Ukraine invasion

Hospitals and health systems know they are attractive targets for cybercriminals. When lives are at stake, and the victims are often insured, ransomware gangs can expect a quick and easy payout. But since the Russian invasion of Ukraine on February 24, hospitals have had to face a new reality: The…

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By: Shaun Waterman
April 22, 2022
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Cybersecurity alert: New ‘exceptionally aggressive’ ransomware threat

Editor's Note In an HC3: Analyst Note alert released on April 18, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a cybersecurity threat warning for a new ransomware group named Hive that HHS called “exceptionally aggressive” and “financially motivated,” Becker’s Health IT April 20 reports. According to the alert,…

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By: Tarsilla Moura
April 20, 2022
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Cybersecurity advisory alert: Vulnerabilities with authentication methods

Editor's Note On March 15, the FBI and Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) recommended all organizations take action to “enable, enforce, and properly configure” their multifactor authentication (MFA) protocols, the American Hospital Association (AHA) March 16 reports. Russian state-sponsored actors are reportedly exploiting known vulnerabilities in MFA protocols, including…

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By: Tarsilla Moura
March 24, 2022
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Three cybersecurity companies offering free service to US hospitals

Editor's Note OR Manager recently reported on the increased cybersecurity risk the Russia/Ukraine conflict poses to US healthcare systems. With two new malware threats identified last week, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency and the FBI are urging US organizations and the private sector, including healthcare, to stay vigilant and…

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By: Tarsilla Moura
March 8, 2022
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Cybersecurity alert: Two new malware threats identified, increased risk

Editor's Note On February 23, the American Hospital Association (AHA) released a Cybersecurity Advisory report because of the heightened risk of cyberattacks due to the current Russia-Ukraine conflict. According to AHA, just this past weekend, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency and the FBI urged the US private sector, including…

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By: Tarsilla Moura
March 1, 2022
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ECRI names Top 10 Health Technology Hazards for 2022

Editor's Note ECRI has named cybersecurity attacks as the number one health technology hazard for 2022. In its report, ECRI notes that all healthcare organizations are subject to cybersecurity attacks, and that the question is not whether they will be attacked but when. A cybersecurity attack could threaten medical devices…

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By: Judy Mathias
January 19, 2022
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