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Healthcare Industry: Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities and How to Treat Them

A Portal to Danger With the pandemic in 2020, it’s safe to say that healthcare changed forever. While many hospitals and care facilities had previously been distant to overhaul their telehealth services, the need for locked-down health facilities quickly shifted priorities. Patient portals rapidly became more common as they serve as a way for patients to communicate with providers, receive …

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Employee Password Security in the Healthcare Sector

The healthcare industry sector is increasingly the target of cybercriminals. According to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Journal, over the past eleven years (2009-2020) there have been more than 3,705 healthcare data breaches impacting more than 268 million medical records. Why is this happening, and what can we do to address it? The Culprits Weak and Compromised …

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Password Hygiene: Due for a Cleaning

Every aspect of our lives is touched by the digital world and passwords are one of the most critical issues in cybersecurity. Internet users of all ages and abilities employ passwords without necessarily understanding the process. Why are they being asked to create passwords with specifications like capital letters and only certain symbols? It’s time for us all to visit …

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COVID Tracing Apps. Mask Up, Digitally.

Many people are feeling hopeful in many areas about receiving their COVID vaccine. A welcome shift from the uncertainty and confusion of the last year. But there are now new challenges to be faced. Among them, the discussion of requiring a vaccine or immunity passport for individuals to take part in activities like international travel, as well as more minor …

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The Cyber Trove of the Healthcare Industry

The past twelve months have been a strange time of evolving demands on global healthcare services, as well staggering transformations in the digital sphere. In many hospitals, these two topics overlap, as healthcare organizations are increasingly targeted in online attacks.  Healthcare workers don’t have time to digest information about cybersecurity and password practices. But each day threat actors bang at …

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A Chronic Illness: Why the Healthcare Industry Needs an Update

According to the 2020 HIMSS Cybersecurity Survey With the continually expanding concerns of cyber-attacks on the healthcare industry, organizations must invest in secure systems. Breaches happen to healthcare organizations of all sizes because they are rich sources of sensitive information. The findings of the 2020 HIMSS Cybersecurity Survey suggest the rate at which healthcare organizations are improving their cybersecurity posture …

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The Health of Security

After experiencing a massive ransomware attack that caused the near-shutdown of 400 sites, the Universal Health Services (UHS) has become the most recent example to highlight the issue of cybersecurity in health care organizations. In a recent statement, UHS revealed that the attack affected acute care facilities and behavioral health hospitals, as well as corporate level systems, and caused UHS …

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Recommendations For HIPAA Password Compliance

What is HIPAA Password Compliance and How Healthcare Organizations Can Comply with these Authentication Guidelines. HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) was introduced in 1996 but has become increasingly prominent in recent years due to the rise of data breaches in the industry. Data breaches have been on the rise across all industries in the past five years, but …

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HIPAA & Employee Password Policies

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) describes how organizations must keep protected health information (PHI) secure. So how exactly are employee passwords supposed to be handled in light of HIPAA?   It’s important to understand how HIPAA handles the topic of passwords in order for organizations to properly implement the guidelines in their data protection strategies.  What Organizations are …