Healthcare News & Insights

Why social engineering attacks are decimating healthcare cybersecurity defenses

Data breaches are – to put it mildly – bad for business. And it’s no wonder that companies around the world from enterprises to start-ups have increased their investments in cybersecurity over the past decade. That’s because it’s much less expensive to prevent cyberattacks than it is to repair the damages after they occur. From […] [MORE]

Data privacy: How to enable healthcare workers while strengthening security 

As COVID-19 continues to challenge healthcare organizations around the country, hackers are increasingly targeting healthcare employees. Whether via phishing or ransomware attacks, cybercriminals continue to bombard overloaded IT systems in search of electronic personal health information (ePHI). 

3 ways hackers are exploiting COVID-19 to attack hospitals

The COVID-19 crisis has prompted unprecedented change and collaboration across the healthcare industry. Examples include institutions launching operational reorganizations, sharing data between competing health systems, and calling on clinical volunteers to help respond to and prepare for the new wave of cases across the country. 

Hospitals are vulnerable to security risks, putting patient data, care in danger

Hospital IT departments are overwhelmed and understaffed. Problem is, they are a goldmine of data when it comes to hackers. In this guest post, Ray Overby, co-founder and president of a software and security services firm specializing in mainframe security, identifies how hospitals are at risk.

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