Tag Archives: Healthcare

Healthcare Cyber Liability: How to Effectively Respond to a Data Breach

Healthcare Cyber Liability How to Effectively Respond to a Data BreachThe Ponemon Institute estimates that the cost of a data breach grew 23% in the last year to $3.79 million. Moreover, although data breaches are not limited to any one industry, the healthcare sector is particularly hard hit, particularly from criminal attacks. Nearly half or 45% of data breaches experienced by healthcare organizations are a result of criminal activity. Mitigating these risks is critical but so is having an effective …

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Cyber Exposures Loom Large for Healthcare Providers

Cyber Exposures Loom Large for Healthcare ProvidersCybersecurity Must Become Top Priority for Healthcare Industry

According to a recent report by research center Ponemon Institute, criminal intrusions into health care systems have risen 100% in the past four years. Moreover, the FBI warned this past April that the health sector, amid mandatory transition to electronic health records, lacked the protections necessary to stem the rising threat of cyber crime. In fact, last month, the FBI sent …

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The Increasing Importance of Cyber Coverage for Medical Facilities

The Increasing Importance of Cyber Coverage for Medical FacilitiesThe U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) recently reached an agreement with two health care organizations over potential violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Privacy and Security Rules. New York and Presbyterian Hospital (NYP) and Columbia University (CU) agreed to pay $4.8 million due to failure in securing thousands of patients’ electronic protected health information (ePHI) held on their network. This was …

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Healthcare Industry Increasingly at Risk of Cyber Attacks

Healthcare Industry Increasingly at Risk of Cyber AttacksSimulated Cyber Exercises Taking Place to Test Industry’s Security, Gaps

In discussing the increased exposures and risks surrounding data breaches, on a few occasions we have looked at the rise in cyber attacks against the healthcare industry. The healthcare sector, according to a study by non-profit organization, Identity Theft Recourse Center, suffered the highest attacks last year. The report cites that health-care organizations suffered 267 breaches or 43% of all …

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