Information Technology - February 2021

COVID-19 Prevention as IT Security Strategy

Applied to IT, health measures have potential benefits

2/24/2021


Pandemic Uncovers IT Vulnerabilities

To protect patient and financial data, a proper security setup should include multiple controls

2/24/2021


Ransomware Protection Extended to Private Hospitals

No-cost protection service is already available for public hospitals, health departments and healthcare organizations

2/23/2021


2020 Data Breaches Skyrocket 55.1 Percent

Hacking and IT incidents led to 67.3 percent of all healthcare breaches

2/22/2021


Hospitals Lead in Augmented Reality Use

Technology is likely used for virtual tours and smart maintenance

2/19/2021


How IoT Can Benefit Healthcare Facility Managers

Healthcare facilities are vulnerable to water damage, but sensors can alert FMs to trouble

2/18/2021


Ransomware Attacks: What Can IT Managers Do?

Central to preventing attacks is ensuring staff are informed and taking precautions

2/17/2021


Healthcare Cyber Attacks Exploded During Pandemic

Three-quarters of all breaches tied to third parties

2/16/2021


Healthcare Cyberattacks Rise 177 Percent

Attacks targeted life science and research labs, rehabilitation facilities, hospital systems, and healthcare organizations

2/12/2021


Healthcare Tech Not Prepared for Cyberattacks: Survey

Only 18 percent believe security built into their medical devices is strong

2/12/2021


Healthcare Cyber Attack Targeted 36,000 Patients

Information included Social Security numbers, birth dates, bank and financial account numbers, medical record numbers and diagnosis details

2/11/2021


Hackers Post Trove of Stolen Patient Info

Posts include patient names, addresses and birthdays, as well as medical diagnoses

2/10/2021


Healthcare Suffered 239.4 Million Cyber Attacks in 2020

FBI, Department of Homeland Security, and other federal agencies all have issued warnings about the surge in attacks

2/9/2021


Rethinking IT Security Amid Telehealth Expansion

New report notes an increase of more than 140 percent in mentions of telehealth-related keywords on dark web

2/9/2021


RFID Offers Potential Benefits to Hospitals

Technology enable automated monitoring of locations, movements and identities of assets

2/9/2021


Alerts Continue on Hospital Cyber Attacks

The latest ransomware strikes hit more hospitals than previously known

2/5/2021


Inside Efforts to Combat Cyber Attacks on Healthcare

Technology implementation, along with many personnel working from home, has led to more attacks

2/2/2021


Cyber Attacks Strike Two Healthcare Organizations

Attack in Washington drives county health department’s computer infrastructure offline

2/2/2021


As Remote Work Goes On, Protecting Data Becomes Crucial

Only two of every ten survey respondents said they have adequate resources to support employees working remotely

2/1/2021



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