Ransomware Attacks Healthcare

Ransomware Attacks Targeting Healthcare

Ransomware Attacks Targeting Healthcare   Ransomware attacks against medical practices are surging in the US over the past year. Ransomware is a term used to describe malicious software designed to block access to data until a sum of money is paid. Cybercriminals use ransomware because it is highly profitable and very difficult to trace. An infected email…

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Vulnerability Assessment

Vulnerability Assessment & HIPAA Compliance Scans

Vulnerability Assessment and HIPAA Compliance Scans for Healthcare Vulnerability Assessment and Compliance laws aren’t something new if you’re coming from the financial or retail industry. For example, PCI Compliance was introduced in the late 90’s to help protect your personal and credit card information from criminals. Now, with the advent of the Patient Protection and…

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ePHI security breach

Patient Data Compromised by Third Party Vendors

ePHI Security Breach at Large Healthcare Provider in Arizona In recent media coverage, Banner Health revealed that hackers might have accessed their patient health insurance records. As a result, cyber criminals compromised up to 3.7 million patient records. Unfortunately, this ePHI security breach occurred because hackers obtained access to their servers through a third party food service…

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stolen ePHI crippling healthcare

Stolen ePHI Crippling Healthcare Practices

Stolen ePHI Crippling Healthcare Practices Around the World In the past few days, I’ve been following a hot topic at a public technology forum focused on IT security. As an IT professional, I need to emphasize the risks of connecting unsecured devices to your network. A USB Flash Drive is a perfect example. When possible,…

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