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

New Ponemon Study: Cyber Onslaught Threatens to Overwhelm Healthcare Survey

ESET and the Ponemon Institute, a privacy and information management research firm, announced results of The State of Cybersecurity in Healthcare Organizations in 2016 (February 2016). According to the study, healthcare organizations average about one cyber attack per month. Almost half (48 percent) of respondents said their organizations have experienced an incident involving the loss … More New Ponemon Study: Cyber Onslaught Threatens to Overwhelm Healthcare Survey

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

Verizon report: Healthcare security shows little sign of improvement

Security in the healthcare sector has been making headlines for all the wrong reasons in recent months, and a new report has found that the industry is showing little sign of cleaning up its act. More organizations than ever participated in this year’s Data Breach Investigations Report, which identified a record 80,000 security incidents and 2,100 data breaches. According to information … More Verizon report: Healthcare security shows little sign of improvement

Security in healthcare: Mobile devices

  In a time when smartphones seem ubiquitous, the pressure for businesses to allow their employees to access work resources with their personal mobile devices may be overwhelming. This presents a variety of potential problems that are especially troubling in the shadow of the Anthem data breach. What can healthcare IT and Security staff do … More Security in healthcare: Mobile devices