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Data Breaches

Read: Report: Health Plan Data Breaches Surge 1000% in First 5 Months of 2018

Report: Health Plan Data Breaches Surge 1000% in First 5 Months of 2018

A recent report found health plans reported 24 breaches that affected 884,360 individuals, up from 15 breaches that affected 70,166 individuals.

Read: MD Anderson Cancer Center to Pay $4.3 Million for 3 Data Breaches

MD Anderson Cancer Center to Pay $4.3 Million for 3 Data Breaches

The breaches occurred when an employee’s laptop was stolen from a residence and two unencrypted thumb drives went missing.

Read: Study: Better IT Security Doesn’t Mean Fewer Hospital Cyberattacks

Study: Better IT Security Doesn’t Mean Fewer Hospital Cyberattacks

A recent study by researchers at the University of Notre Dame looked at 938 data breaches and found institutional factors play the biggest role in the likelihood of hospital cyberattacks.

Read: How to Keep Your Physical Security Systems from Getting Hacked

How to Keep Your Physical Security Systems from Getting Hacked

Physical security systems are vulnerable to cyber attacks if you don’t take appropriate precautions. Here’s how to reduce your risk.

Read: Why Physical Security Practitioners Need to Care About Cyber Security

Why Physical Security Practitioners Need to Care About Cyber Security

Most physical security and life safety systems are now connected to the Internet, making them vulnerable to cyber security attacks. How are you protecting them?

Read: N.J. Health Network to Pay $400K HIPAA Settlement After Vendor’s Cybersecurity Lapse

N.J. Health Network to Pay $400K HIPAA Settlement After Vendor’s Cybersecurity Lapse

An investigation found Virtua Medical Group failed to conduct a thorough risk analysis of the patient health records it sent to a vendor.

Read: 5 Steps to Creating a HIPAA-Compliant Cyber Attack Contingency Plan

5 Steps to Creating a HIPAA-Compliant Cyber Attack Contingency Plan

The HHS Office for Civil Rights recommends these steps to develop a cybersecurity contingency plan.

Read: 8 Steps to Preventing Phishing Attacks

8 Steps to Preventing Phishing Attacks

Preventing phishing attacks can be as easy as educating officials at your institution on cybersecurity best practices.

Read: AJMC Study Finds Common Characteristics of Hospital Data Breaches

AJMC Study Finds Common Characteristics of Hospital Data Breaches

The study by the American Journal of Managed Care found teaching hospitals and pediatric hospitals are the most susceptible to data breaches.

Read: Explaining The HIPAA-HITECH Intersection

Explaining The HIPAA-HITECH Intersection

Here’s two areas of HIPAA-HITECH overlap that healthcare officials MUST understand.

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