cyber-crime

Why ophthalmologists are easy prey for cybercriminalsA perfect storm is brewing that may make ophthalmologists and office staff, with networked equipment, easy targets for cyber criminals. In a matter of days, cyber criminals can infect computers around the world. Sure, you can pay the ransom, but HIPAA fines and consultant fees, recovering from the damage to your reputation, loss of patients, and all the time and energy lost could bankrupt your practice.
Ransomware attacks present growing threat for hospitalsCyberattacks based on ransomware—hacking into a computer system and holding it hostage until the victim pays to regain access—are on the rise.
How cyberattacks can impact physiciansData thieves are getting craftier with their methods—and are actively targeting healthcare records.
Centene data breach underscores escalating problemAnother health insurer is facing a major healthcare data breach. Here’s how cybersecurity experts are reacting.
Top cybersecurity mistakes health organizations makeDon't let your healthcare organization's information be compromised. Watch out for these common mistakes.
New regulatory guidance for health insurersThe National Association of Insurance Commissioners recently released “guidance” on cybersecurity. Here's what healthcare executives should know.
Protections offered as breach of 11 million records is revealedPremera Blue Cross and Lifewise Health Plan had websites offering protections for affected individuals ready to go the day they announced a breach of up to 11 million records of members, vendors and employees.
Agency seeks to strengthen cyber defenses for insurersNew York’s Department of Financial Services (DFS) will take steps to help strengthen cyber hacking defenses for insurers.
Anthem hack exposes up to 80 million recordsIn what may be the biggest breach in healthcare, as many as 80 million records of current and former Anthem customers have been hacked, The New York Times reported.
Top Five Industry Challenges of 2015
Top Five Industry Challenges of 2015The industry is challenged by a number of issues in 2015 including cost control, technology threats, and the emerging consumer market.