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2019 Forecast: Healthcare Cybersecurity

Posted on: January 11, 2019 by Chris Murray

Over the past decade, the healthcare industry has come to rely on computer-based systems to deliver care. The industry is a leader in terms of integrating systems, utilizing digital records and analytical tools to better address the needs of patients. With such a reliance on computerized systems, however, the healthcare industry faces significant risks, especially […] Read More

Posted in: blog Cyber Liability Healthcare

A Business’s Cybersecurity Checklist for National Computer Security Day

Posted on: November 30, 2018 by Chris Murray

Across the country, businesses rely on computer systems in their daily operations. From point-of-sale devices to complex inventory control and communication infrastructure, manufacturing processes, and customer engagement, computer systems are critical components of the modern business picture. In recognition of National Computer Security Day, celebrated November 30, there are several aspects that businesses should employ […] Read More

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How to Best Integrate Technology in Senior Care

Posted on: September 28, 2018 by Chris Murray

Advanced technologies are being implemented in assisted living facilities across the country. These technologies improve resident safety, streamline delivery of services, and serve to manage healthcare records in an efficient and secure manner. Unfortunately, as new technologies are adopted, new risks emerge. Considerations of resident privacy and data security are at the forefront of risk […] Read More

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The Pros and Cons of Smart Technology in Healthcare Facilities

Posted on: September 21, 2018 by Chris Murray

Tremendous advances have been made in the healthcare field over the past decade. Digital diagnostic and recordkeeping systems have streamlined care for patients of every age. Technologies that make it easier to monitor patient activities have been employed in facilities around the world. Some of the same technologies used by healthcare providers have also found […] Read More

Posted in: blog Cyber Liability Healthcare Healthcare Facilities

Breaking Down the First- and Third-Party Costs of a Cyber-Attack

Posted on: August 31, 2018 by Chris Murray

In today’s business world, organizations of all kinds rely on computerized systems to provide services to customers. Data collection and transmission between organizations, such as in banking, healthcare, or insurance, facilitates efficient operation. Unfortunately, as more companies leverage the power of IT systems to do business, the risk of a data breach grows. Data breaches […] Read More

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The Importance of Network Security for Health Care Facilities

Posted on: July 6, 2017 by Chris Murray

Multiple large-scale cyber attacks in recent months have affected businesses and individuals worldwide and left people on edge about potential future threats. May 2017’s WannaCry attack in particular has had an impact on healthcare facilities; the United Kingdom’s National Health Service hospitals were hit by the ransomware and an estimated 70,000 devices were affected. This […] Read More

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Global Study Reveals Digital Threat Remains Biggest Threat for Businesses

Posted on: February 20, 2017 by Chris Murray

A report recently released by the Business Continuity Institute and the British Standards Institution shows the threat of cyber attacks, data breaches, and political instability resulting from rising populism are among the top concerns for businesses around the world. The report is based on a survey of 726 organizations in 79 countries in sectors that […] Read More

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Heightened Cyber Security Guidelines Issued for Medical Devices in the Wake of Major Data Breaches

Posted on: April 29, 2016 by Chris Murray

In 2015, there were several major data breaches in the health care industry that resulted in more than 112 million records being compromised. As a result, the industry is facing heightened regulatory scrutiny around the issue of cyber security and preparedness, including for medical devices. First, you have the Cybersecurity Act of 2015, which requires […] Read More

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FBI Puts Focus on Pervasive Cyber Threats in Healthcare Industry

Posted on: November 18, 2015 by Caitlin Morgan

At a recent conference of healthcare executives in Washington, D.C., the FBI’s cyber division’s deputy assistant director reinforced the extent of cyber security vulnerabilities the industry faces from hackers. Donald Good, in fact, said the FBI considers the healthcare sector to be a “Tier 1 highly targeted industry” due to its abundance of personally identifiable […] Read More

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CIO’s Role, Liability in Cyber Security Policies

Posted on: July 29, 2015 by Caitlin Morgan

Recently, the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) disclosed that 21.5 million people were swept up in a colossal breach of government computer systems. Basically, every person given a government background check for the last 15 years was most likely affected. According to the agency, hackers stole “sensitive information,” including addresses, health and financial history, […] Read More

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