Healthcare challenges: Ransomware and the Internet of Things are the tip of the iceberg

2015’s Anthem and Premera breaches made the general public more aware of the importance of security in healthcare organizations. 2016 brought fewer instances of massive healthcare breaches, but sadly this does not suggest that the problem has been solved. In fact, 2016 brought a surfeit of successful ransomware attacks in a variety of industries, and medical … More Healthcare challenges: Ransomware and the Internet of Things are the tip of the iceberg

Critical infrastructure: It’s time to make security a priority

The security of industrial systems has been a matter of analysis and debate for years, especially after the onset of threats against them such as the Stuxnet worm in 2010, and the recognition of the vulnerability of these systems to external attacks. Six years after Stuxnet and in the wake of other threats that followed, such … More Critical infrastructure: It’s time to make security a priority

Cybersecurity checkup: New Ponemon study reveals how healthcare sector is doing

Health information is both super personal and critical. After all, if your bank accounts are breached, it may creep you out and you might even lose money, but such losses are often insured. If your health information gets hacked, that targets you directly, physically, possibly in ways that insurance can’t fix. If scammers start changing … More Cybersecurity checkup: New Ponemon study reveals how healthcare sector is doing

Healthcare data breaches lead more patients to withhold information from doctors

As 2015 slides into the cybersecurity history books as “the year of the healthcare breach” I decided to examine one aspect of medical data privacy that is sometimes overlooked: the impact of breaches on patient-doctor information exchange. Specifically, I’m concerned that high profile healthcare-related IT security breaches may lead more people to withhold sensitive information … More Healthcare data breaches lead more patients to withhold information from doctors