Blog Posts Tagged with "Healthcare"

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What Security Risks Do Healthcare Organizations Face?

May 06, 2013 Added by:Michael Fornal

Today, hospitals and healthcare organizations face many risks that they didn’t have to deal with until few years ago. This ever growing list of risks includes social engineering, redundant applications, within a network and keeping patient files secure and confidential but yet available and escalation of privileges.

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Enterprise Resilience - Healthcare edition (Part 2: Risk Classification)

January 31, 2013 Added by:Rafal Los

Before you tell me that risk classifications are important, water is wet, the sun is hot and ice is cold, I'd like to remind you how many enterprises still do it poorly. I almost wish it was a simple as data telling you it's critical or not, but let's face it the game is very rarely that simple...

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Implementing a Data De-Identification Framework

January 29, 2013 Added by:Rebecca Herold

Marketing organizations salivate at the prospects of doing advanced analysis with such data to discover new trends and marketing possibilities. The government wants to use it for investigations. Historians want to use it for, yes, marking historical events. And the list could go on...

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Privacy Crusaders – Their Own Worst Enemies

January 28, 2013 Added by:Danny Lieberman

It is no accident that the largest healthcare organizations have the highest rate of patient-privacy breaches. The old saying – “the bigger they are, the harder they fall” is true, but more than that is happening when it comes to patient-privacy breaches in America as a whole...

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All Aboard

December 17, 2012 Added by:Randall Frietzsche

We need a well-conceived set of administrative and technical controls - our policy, while still acknowledging that every living creature on the planet is organically attached to a smart device, must dictate that the user will follow the policy at risk of termination...

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Buzzword Compliance Not Enough: Must Haves for Meaningful Use

November 08, 2012 Added by:Danny Lieberman

Many technology vendors tout the idea of self management, and the advantages of mobile healthcare apps, virtual visits, tablets and e-detailing but in fact, a face-to-face relationship with a doctor is more powerful than a digital relationship alone. We don’t need Sherry Turkle to tell us that...

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Enterprise Resilience: Healthcare Edition (Part 1: Challenges)

October 21, 2012 Added by:Rafal Los

Organizations that make up the small to medium enterprise market are finding themselves in trouble as they are appearing on a lot of radar screens for attack, yet can't seem to find the resources they need to defend themselves adequately. Lots of challenges present around that point, to start off with...

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Using brainware to store patient data and ensure patient privacy

October 16, 2012 Added by:Danny Lieberman

If pharmaceutical companies can access data from patients, then they can design and manufacture better products. This is good for patient health but problematic for current regulation of patient privacy. There is no such thing as patient privacy once big commercial ventures like large pharmas get involved...

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Auditing Healthcare IT Security with Multiple Threat Scenarios

October 10, 2012 Added by:Danny Lieberman

For small to mid-size hospitals, nursing homes, medical device, healthcare IT vendors will have a much simpler audit and will be primarily interested in how cheaply the audit can be done and how much they can save using the technique of multiple threat analysis...

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Six Must-Do Items to Protect Patient Privacy

October 03, 2012 Added by:Danny Lieberman

In order to prevent breaches of patient privacy, we first need to establish baseline business requirements for the organization. There are 6 business requirements for preventing patient privacy breaches, these are “must items” for any healthcare business unit manager...

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Friends and Family Breach Patient Privacy, Not Estonian Hackers

September 17, 2012 Added by:Danny Lieberman

Humans being are naturally curious, sometimes vindictive and always worried when it comes to the health condition of friends and family. Being human, they will bend rules to get information and in the course of bending rules, breach patient privacy...

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Ultimate Breach of Patient Privacy: Real-Time Death on Video

August 29, 2012 Added by:Danny Lieberman

As social media becomes part of the continuum of interaction in the physical and virtual worlds, privacy becomes an issue of discretionary disclosure control. Online privacy and patient privacy will evolve into a market for products and services with stratified pricing, packaging and product positioning...

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The Data Compromise Evolutionary Clock Is Ticking

August 22, 2012 Added by:Kelly Colgan

The digitization of medical records may make folks queasy, but it is also efficient, offering an opportunity to save both money and lives. It is in fact inevitable. Unfortunately, so are data breaches and the identity compromises that follow. We need to be deadly serious because lives are at literally at stake...

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Network Exposure and Healthcare Privacy Breaches

August 20, 2012 Added by:Danny Lieberman

EHR interconnected with HIE systems have a big threat surface, because of big, very complex software systems with a large number of attacker entry points. Healthcare system vulnerabilities are compounded since everyone is using the same technology from Microsoft and following the same HIPAA compliance checklists...

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Healthcare Information Exchanges: The Death of Patient Privacy

August 09, 2012 Added by:Danny Lieberman

Health information exchanges (HIE) enable the sharing of health records by physicians and other providers, enabling my family physician to see the results without getting up from her desk or without me shlepping paper or CD. Unfortunately, HIE are being modeled after the retail industry supply-chain model...

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Medical Device Security: This Time It’s Personal

June 22, 2012 Added by:shawn merdinger

The work done by security researchers on their own devices is only the beginning of what we can expect will be a deluge of medical device related vulnerabilities, and it’s worthwhile to explore some of the reasons as to why the current situation is the way it is now...

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