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

3/31/2021


New Tool Helps Detect Cyberthreats

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

3/30/2021


Cybersecurity Spending by Healthcare Falls Short: Survey

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

3/30/2021


Medical Practice Reports Data Breach

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

3/30/2021


Ransomware Hackers Publish Stolen Healthcare Data

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

3/29/2021


Email Systems in Cross-Hairs of Hackers

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

3/26/2021


Move to Telehealth Strains Rural Hospitals

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

3/25/2021


NIST Guidance Targets Mobile Devices

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

3/24/2021


Staff Is Key in Preventing Healthcare Cyber Attacks

Personnel must have basic understanding of proper cybersecurity protocols

3/23/2021


Finding Efficiency in Digital Transformation

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

3/23/2021


Cybersecurity Standards To Target Medical Devices

Guidance to ensure manufacturers build trusted, secure and interoperable products

3/22/2021


31 Million Patients Affected by Cyber Attacks

Healthcare hacking incidents rise for the fifth consecutive year

3/22/2021


Microsoft Office Vulnerability Most Common Hacker Target

Malicious attachment launches provides the ability to deploy further malware

3/19/2021


Health System Hack Exposes Data of 200,000

Breached data was retrieved after an undisclosed ransom was paid

3/18/2021


Report IDs Top 2021 Cybersecurity Risks

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

3/18/2021


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

3/17/2021


Relief Package Delivers IT Help for Healthcare

CISA will get $650 million for cybersecurity risk mitigation

3/17/2021


Teamwork! Cooperative Strategy To Fight Cyber Attacks

Security teams need to know when to contact top administrators

3/17/2021


Pandemic Spurs Interest in AI for Healthcare

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

3/16/2021


Blockchain Eyed as Solution in Protecting Patient Data

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

3/16/2021


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

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

3/16/2021


Email Hack Affects 39,000 Laboratory Patients

Accessed emails contained patient Social Security numbers and financial account information

3/16/2021


Expanding IT Use Create Attack Risks in Healthcare

Key aspect of safeguarding networks involves minimizing healthcare device vulnerability

3/15/2021


Report Warns of Human Toll of Healthcare Cyber Attacks

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

3/15/2021


Homeland Security Resource Targets Security Gaps

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

3/12/2021


Hackers Breach Hospitals’ Security Cameras

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

3/12/2021


Data Breaches Affect More Than 300,000 Patients

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

3/11/2021


VA Hospital on Cutting Edge of 5G Connectivity

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

3/11/2021


FBI Probes Cyber Attacks on Healthcare Systems

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

3/10/2021


COVID-19 Expanded Potential Cyber Attack Targets

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

3/9/2021


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

3/9/2021


Healthcare Among Top Targets of Cyber Attacks

Nearly 28 percent of attacks on healthcare last year were ransomware

3/8/2021


Tool Aims To Help Healthcare Battle Cyber Attacks

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

3/8/2021


Healthcare Apps Play Role in Cyber Attacks: Report

Many healthcare apps have a range of bugs hackers could exploit

3/5/2021


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

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

3/4/2021


Big Data Collaborative Raises Patient Privacy Concerns

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

3/3/2021


Cyber Attacks: A Closer Look at Tactics and Strategies

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

3/3/2021


Data Security in the COVID-19 Era

New study aims to provide IT managers with cloud security practices

3/2/2021


Email Hack Exposes Data of 45,000 Patients

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

3/1/2021



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