Healthcare cyberthreat reports increasing

June 29, 2018

A year after the WannaCry ransomware attacks, the healthcare industry is still struggling to keep protects its systems, according to an article on the Modern Healthcare website.

In the first six months of 2018, there were 154 breaches reported to the Office for Civil Rights, up 13 percent compared to the same period in 2017, the article said. 

"There's definitely more healthcare-related breaches," Bob Olsen, Navigant's director of cybersecurity, said in the article. "The challenge is there are new vulnerabilities being discovered every day. It's a bit of a moving target."

However, there could be many factors behind those increases, said John Riggi, senior adviser for cybersecurity and risk for the American Hospital Association. Organizations may simply be reporting breaches they wouldn't have reported in the past, or reporting breaches that happened years ago. 

Read the article.



See the latest posts on our homepage


Topic Area: Security

Recent Posts
Recent Posts

Police investigating after vegetative patient gives birth

Arizona's Department of Economic Security is also conducting health and safety checks at the facility


Power outage at DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital linked to patient death

The power went down when an electric cable was accidentally cut near the hospital


Lean design builds Ohio hospital piece by piece

The MetroHealth System in Cleveland created a dynamic healthcare facility with a set of best practices that use a Lean philosophy and “process-neutral” design approach, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


The physical environment affects health and wellness

Building occupants are beginning to demand that their indoor environment be more than just comfortable


Facility Guidelines Institute begins process for 2022 guidelines

The proposal period is open until June 30


Post Comment


• News and Updates
• Webcast Alerts
• Building Technologies

All fields are required.