Protecting Healthcare Facilities from Ransomware in a Post-Pandemic World

Over the weekend, Universal Health Services (UHS), which operates over 400 healthcare facilities, was struck by one of the largest ransomware attacks in the U.S history that left multiple facilities without access to computer and phone systems. A data breach can bring a healthcare organization to its knees from a financial perspective. According to the University of North…

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Consequences of a Data Breach

Data breaches reveal the personal information of millions of Americans each year. In healthcare, the trend causes even greater concern due to the nature of the data. The consequences of a data breach are costly to healthcare providers, and more importantly, damaging to the victims. Here is a sample of developments in this area during…

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Is Your Practice Vulnerable to a Cyber Security Breach?

It is a common misconception that small business or small medical practices are immune to cyber attacks. The thought being that since they pale in comparison to larger corporations, the appeal to steal sensitive information is low. However, this is not the case. Larger corporations have tighter security measures. Cyber thieves know they can easily…

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Insider Abuse and Errors –The Biggest Threat to Healthcare Security

Insiders are among the biggest threats to data security in healthcare. Research suggests the problem has reach epidemic proportions – with staff members snooping, stealing, or otherwise leaking sensitive data on a scale much broader than in other industries. The trend is consistent: Insiders caused 58% of the healthcare security incidents reviewed for the 2018…

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Healthcare Hacking & Malware – Targeting Patient Medical Records

  Healthcare hacking and malware is big business for bad guys. Cyber criminals are launching attacks against healthcare networks every single day. Healthcare hacking and malware is generally done by “malicious outsiders” rather than rogue employees. The motivation is almost always money.   Hackers Are Drawn to Data Why do hackers target the healthcare industry?…

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