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Electronic Medical Records of NFL Players Stolen From Trainer's Car

Not even the NFL is safe from the recent rise in stolen healthcare data. According to a report from Deadspin, a laptop belonging to an athletic trainer for the Washington Redskins was stolen out of...

CHIME Creates Center to Combat Growing Cybersecurity Threat in Healthcare

Visit any healtchare IT blog today and it's likely you'll see a barrage of articles pertaining to cybersecurity - and for good reason. The healthcare industry has been especially vulnerable to...

Lunchtime Links: Cybersecurity Improvements, Additional ICD-10 Preparation, and more

Every day, it seems something new is happening in the healthcare industry. Whether it's greater innovations in technology, breaking compliance news or even the growing threat of data hacking, there's...

Report: 39 Percent of Data Breaches in 2015 were in Healthcare

Data breaches are becoming an all too common occurrence in today's society. That could be quite an understatement for the healthcare industry, according to one report. An Internet Security Threat...

The Ransomware Explosion is Hitting Healthcare Hard, Part 2

Ransomware is becoming more common and the healthcare industry has recently been a favorite target of hackers. With five ransomware attacks on healthcare organizations in the last month, healthcare...

The Ransomware Explosion is Hitting Healthcare Hard, Part 1

This has been a crazy month for ransomware attacks and, unfortunately, the vast majority of them have been focused on healthcare facilities and providers. In fact, no less than five healthcare...

Social Engineering, Part 2: How Cybercriminals Hack Humans

Before venturing out to attend the 2016 Nextech EDGE conference last week, I decided to write a bit of a teaser blog article on a topic I was covering at my session on cybersecurity—Social...

Social Engineering, Part 1: How Cybercriminals Hack Humans

On this blog, we’ve had a lot of discussion about the problem of human behavior when it comes to cybersecurity.  For example, we have looked at the Sony Pictures breach, which was caused by...

Humans: Biggest Threat to Data Security…Ever

Last week, health plan provider Centene disclosed that they had lost track of six hard drives containing the private information of roughly 950,000 individuals.  These records contained details such...

6 Things Healthcare Providers Should Know About the Cybersecurity Act of 2015

On December 18, just weeks before the end of 2015, Congress passed its usual Federal Omnibus Government Spending package for the year.  Included in this piece of legislation was a certain...