Healthcare IT: When TV drama meets real-life medical device security
“‘Murder by pacemaker’” isn’t a real thing, is it?” my friend asked.
Ask a cybersecurity expert: What are the top 4 tips for securing health data?
Senior Security Consultant Keith Rabbin shares his top 4 tips for avoiding data breaches and HIPAA-related criminal penalties.
The data breach is coming from inside the hospital
It's an old trope in horror movies: "The call is coming from inside the house!" For healthcare professionals, there's a similar tale that's almost as scary — and unfortunately, real. Find out how a modern data center can help stop healthcare insider data leaks.
Cybersecurity – The Flipside of Digitization
It used to be science fiction. Now, it’s real. Hackers can use an unprotected infusion pump on the network as a gateway to your hospital’s data. A staff member might...
What are you hoping to get out of HIMSS18? A former clinician’s call to action
Today, Shanti Gidwani is Cisco’s national director for healthcare in Canada — but in a former life she was a Registered Nurse. As we approach the biggest Health IT event...
Medical device security: Three ways you can act to reduce the risk
If 2017 was about ransomware attacks, 2018 will be about cyber attacks on the Internet of Things (aka medical devices). As we begin the year, that's the message we're hearing...
Why cybersecurity in the workplace is everyone’s business
“If Microsoft calls and asks you for your password…it’s not real, ” said Steve LeBlond, VP of Technology and CTO of Ochsner Health System, while speaking at our Digital Health Summit on October 3. “We [Information Technology] will never ask you to log us in.” Steve was talking about phishing attacks, one of the biggest […]
Understanding Medical Device Security
The FDA recall of a medical device last week has caused a bit of a media storm as the general public scrambles to find out more. The fact that a medical device meant to help sustain life is insecure and could be hacked to kill a patient is alarming to all of us. More worrying […]
FDA announces first-ever recall of a medical device due to cyber risk
This week, the FDA took the unprecedented step of recalling a medical device – a pacemaker – because it was found to be vulnerable to cyber threats. The recall arose from an investigation by the FDA in February that highlighted a number of areas of non-compliance. While there are no known reports of patient harm related […]