Tackling healthcare cybersecurity challenges

Many chief information security officers aren’t even close to having the tools they need to deal with cyberattacks


Boosting healthcare facilities' cybersecurity

Cybersecurity spending increased by nearly $74 billion in 2016


Report finds healthcare lagging in cybersecurity protocols

The healthcare industry is one of the lowest performing industries in terms of endpoint security


Designing healthcare facilities to curb violence

If nothing else, EDs should be designed in such a way that security staff can cordon off the entrance and access to the rest of the facility


Prevention is better than cure when dealing with cyber threats

Cybersecurity designed for corporate environments don't address the requirements of the healthcare industry


Eight cybersecurity tools your healthcare facility needs today

Many companies are simply not investing enough in IT security, despite the obvious threats


Cancer center to pay $4.3m for three data breaches

Breaches blamed on stolen laptop, thumb drives


Survey suggests security cameras do make campuses safer

The majority of hospital, K-12 and higher ed campuses have security cameras


Philadelphia hospital creates police drop-off lane for gunshot victims

Philadelphia is one of the few cities where police take stabbing and shooting victims to hospitals


Officers cleared in California hospital shooting

Officers fired six rounds at a man who shot through a glass door with a rifle and entered the hospital


Tips for hiring healthcare cybersecurity pros

Cybersecurity requires people from all backgrounds and majors


Healthcare cyberthreat reports increasing

In the first six months of 2018, there were 154 breaches reported to the Office for Civil Rights


Inmate climbs through Alabama hospital ceiling to escape

Inmate was taken to the hospital after he claimed to have swallowed a razor blade


Threatening incident at birthing center renews security concerns

Though a nurse felt threatened by a visitor, no one activated an emergency alert that triggers a hospital-wide response


Combating workplace violence

RWJBarnabas Health is taking a stand against workplace violence at its hospitals and clinics


NFPA offers a risk assessment checklist for active shooter situations

Guidance includes tips on information officials should be gathering during building risk assessments


Understanding the role of Chief Security Officer

The Chief Security Officer (CSO) is the executive responsible for the organization's entire security plan


Hospital security changed after 1998 baby abduction

Florida maternity wards now have multiple layers of protection


Buffalo nursing home death raises safety questions

Man's fall from window is the second violent death at the facility in as many years


After Chicago hospital shooting, officials look at lessons learned

It was the second shooting on hospital grounds in less than a year


Another body found in San Francisco General hallway

Police investigating another unexplained death of a woman on the grounds of San Francisco General Hospital


Nursing home investigated after patient falls from window

87-year-old man dies after fall from third floor


Key elements for hospital active shooter response program

NFPA standard advises healthcare facilities


A dose of innovation boosts security at Israeli hospital

The $100 million underground facility is battle-tested


Patient at Pa. hospital slashes security officer with light bulb

The patient was attempting to escape a locked unit at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest


No foul play found in San Francisco General Hospital death

State Health Dept. investigating security issues


Deputies reportedly precluded from searching S.F. hospital stairwell for missing woman

Body of a 75-year-old woman missing nearly two weeks was discovered in a power plant stairwell


Montana's state hospital updates emergency policies

A complaint led to an investigation finding fault in how the state hospital responded to emergencies


Closing the loop on medical device cybersecurity

To protect themselves and their patients, healthcare facilities must embrace a holistic, lifecycle approach to connected medical device cybersecurity


Hawaii State Hospital announces new facility, security features

The hospital plans to build a new $140 million facility with 16-foot high security walls and enclosed courtyards


Bronx-Lebanon Hospital without promised turnstiles, 1 year after shooting

In the weeks following the mass shooting, the hospital promised tougher security


Emergency department communications badges reduce response times

The average response time is now down to 1.02 minutes


Nursing home ‘granny cam’ bill passes La. Senate

Bill was opposed by nursing home industry


NHS staff plead for body cameras to prevent assaults

Increasing levels of violence mean staff needed better protection


Hospital security departments can help protect domestic violence victims

75 percent of domestic violence victims are targeted at work


Few Mass. hospitals have enhanced security after stabbing

A Harrington Hospital nurse was stabbed by a patient last June


Defending against ransomware attacks

One of the best ways to prevent ransomware attacks is to educate employees


Man charged in security officer’s death at Pa. hospital

The officer died a month after an altercation with a psychiatric patient at Heritage Valley Beaver Hospital


Studies suggest violence is a virtually universal experience for ED staff

Healthcare facilities have taken a range of security measures to address the issue



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