Information Technology - March 2021

Overcoming Hurdles to Digital Health Implementation

Managers need to be aware of issues that threaten to keep telehealth from its full potential


New Tool Helps Detect Cyberthreats

Forensic collection tool aims to help network defenders find indicators of compromise with key threat areas


Cybersecurity Spending by Healthcare Falls Short: Survey

73 percent of respondents say their organization needs to increase funding to be secure, effective and compliant


Medical Practice Reports Data Breach

Practice admitted patient data inadvertently left on a server that anyone with internet connection could access


Ransomware Hackers Publish Stolen Healthcare Data

Hackers leaked data they claim to have stolen from at least five healthcare entities


Email Systems in Cross-Hairs of Hackers

In 2020, FBI received 19,369 complaints that led to about $1.8 billion in damages


Move to Telehealth Strains Rural Hospitals

They have seen operating margins narrow but have smaller financial cushions than urban hospitals


NIST Guidance Targets Mobile Devices

Guide supports managing increasing number of devices owned by employees that work remotely perform


Staff Is Key in Preventing Healthcare Cyber Attacks

Personnel must have basic understanding of proper cybersecurity protocols


Finding Efficiency in Digital Transformation

Yale New Haven Health System improved built environment by streamlining processes and enhancing software


Cybersecurity Standards To Target Medical Devices

Guidance to ensure manufacturers build trusted, secure and interoperable products


31 Million Patients Affected by Cyber Attacks

Healthcare hacking incidents rise for the fifth consecutive year


Microsoft Office Vulnerability Most Common Hacker Target

Malicious attachment launches provides the ability to deploy further malware


Health System Hack Exposes Data of 200,000

Breached data was retrieved after an undisclosed ransom was paid


Report IDs Top 2021 Cybersecurity Risks

Attack vectors used by cybercriminals to be similar to those from last year


OSHA Program Targets COVID-19 and Healthcare Facilities

Efforts will focus on companies that put largest number of workers at serious risk of contracting coronavirus


Relief Package Delivers IT Help for Healthcare

CISA will get $650 million for cybersecurity risk mitigation


Teamwork! Cooperative Strategy To Fight Cyber Attacks

Security teams need to know when to contact top administrators


Pandemic Spurs Interest in AI for Healthcare

Ninety percent of hospital executives report they have an artificial intelligence strategy


Blockchain Eyed as Solution in Protecting Patient Data

Technology offers potential to elevate security standards of a connected healthcare facility


5G Not Linked to Cancer, COVID-19: VA

Other risks studied as 5G comes to fruition inside America’s hospitals


Email Hack Affects 39,000 Laboratory Patients

Accessed emails contained patient Social Security numbers and financial account information


Expanding IT Use Create Attack Risks in Healthcare

Key aspect of safeguarding networks involves minimizing healthcare device vulnerability


Report Warns of Human Toll of Healthcare Cyber Attacks

Paper argues that cyberattacks on healthcare are attacks on society as a whole


Homeland Security Resource Targets Security Gaps

Guidance aims to help with risk decisions and remediation of compromises of SolarWinds Orion platforms


Hackers Breach Hospitals’ Security Cameras

Attackers accessed live feeds of 150,000 surveillance cameras inside hospitals, prisons and schools


Data Breaches Affect More Than 300,000 Patients

Systems compromised by a security incident, which led to unauthorized access


VA Hospital on Cutting Edge of 5G Connectivity

VA is testing 5G for healthcare applications designed to improve patient care


FBI Probes Cyber Attacks on Healthcare Systems

Leaked data included scanned patient IDs, driver’s licenses, bills of sale, and other sensitive information


COVID-19 Expanded Potential Cyber Attack Targets

Pandemic led to massive increase in use of CT scanners and patient telemetry systems


Cyber Attacks Take Toll on Public Image of Providers

20 percent of Americans have a healthcare provider that has been affected by cyberattacks in last year


Healthcare Among Top Targets of Cyber Attacks

Nearly 28 percent of attacks on healthcare last year were ransomware


Tool Aims To Help Healthcare Battle Cyber Attacks

Managers can review resource library page to search for materials to fit specific needs


Healthcare Apps Play Role in Cyber Attacks: Report

Many healthcare apps have a range of bugs hackers could exploit


$67 Million: Bottom-Line Impact of a Cyber Attack

Ransomware attack resulted in EHR outages at all 400 care sites for about three weeks


Big Data Collaborative Raises Patient Privacy Concerns

U.S. healthcare providers plan to share de-identified data on tens of millions of patients


Cyber Attacks: A Closer Look at Tactics and Strategies

Attackers are obtaining stolen credentials and leaked database files from specialized sources in cybercrime underground


Data Security in the COVID-19 Era

New study aims to provide IT managers with cloud security practices


Email Hack Exposes Data of 45,000 Patients

Hackers combined vulnerable user IDs with different passwords until a combination worked



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