Healthcare

10 Ways to Rethink Healthcare Security
10 Ways to Rethink Healthcare Security

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, a global campaign run annually to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity. We’ve asked some of our leading security experts here at Absolute to chime in on some of the most pressing issues in cybersecurity today. In Part 3 of this series, we bring you insight from Kevin Golas, Senior Director, Investigations and Risk Management who brings extensive insight into the...

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Are Hacked Medical IoT Devices Ransomware’s Next Target?
Are Hacked Medical IoT Devices Ransomware’s Next Target?

Shortly after IoT became a mainstream topic, the idea of device access-control falling into the wrong hands also grabbed headlines. Was it possible? What would happen? These are particularly concerning questions for healthcare organizations who deal in life-saving devices. But the notion of hacked medical devices such as defibrillators, pacemakers and insulin machines seemed more science fiction than real risk – a few years ago. Today, we know hacked...

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Anthem Data Breach Implications
Anthem Data Breach Implications

There is silver lining to what could have been a nightmare for Anthem: it’s likely the alleged thief was caught before he could abscond with far more data.

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Healthcare: Top Target for Data Theft
Healthcare: Top Target for Data Theft

One in four U.S. consumers (26 percent) have had their healthcare data breached from technology systems, according to an Accenture survey. Unfortunately, it’s no longer a question if a breach will occur, but when…

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Security is Top Business Goal in Healthcare

The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) recently asked 100 CIOs about their perspectives on communications in healthcare, from business goals to technology changes to security. The survey revealed that strengthening data security is the top goal of 81% of healthcare organizations, ahead of increasing patient satisfaction (70%) and physician satisfaction (65%). Healthcare breaches up 30% in 2016 Given the continued rise in data breaches affecting the healthcare...

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