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What Happens When a Healthcare Computer Network Goes Down?

on 4/26/18 8:00 AM By | Chris Bihary | 0 Comments | Network Security Hacks and Data Breaches Healthcare
  I hear it in the news every couple days or so, another major organization was hacked and one of two things likely happened; their network went down, or customer information was stolen. At this point we’ve all become so used to hearing about hacks, we think, no big deal, right?  Well what if the organization hacked was your local healthcare provider; hospitals, doctors’ offices, and insurance companies. Now what?
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Hijacking Healthcare: Training the Treaters in Cyber Hacks

on 10/26/17 8:00 AM By | Tim O'Neill | 0 Comments | Network Security Hacks and Data Breaches Healthcare
There’s no denying the dire security situation healthcare organizations are currently facing. However, so much of what you read online or see in the news revolves around specific malware threats or ransomware attacks. What is often missed is the underlying problem—the human factor.
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Hijacking Healthcare: Securing Your Smart Devices & Data

on 10/3/17 8:00 AM By | Tim O'Neill | 0 Comments | Network Security Hacks and Data Breaches Healthcare
When you’re a patient at a hospital, the last thing on your mind is how secure the hospital’s electronic records are. All you want to do is recover. Both patients and staff should be concerned about the safety of digital healthcare information, however, ransomware attacks have crippled hospitals in both the US and Canada within the last few months.
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Data at Risk Series: Cyber Security Needs of the Healthcare Industry

on 9/19/17 8:00 AM By | Chris Bihary | 0 Comments | Data Center Network Security Healthcare
Back in 2013, the healthcare industry took over as the highest value sector of the United States economy with about $21.8 billion in revenue. Healthcare is huge and the sensitive nature of patient information and health records puts a big target on the industry’s back for hackers. Despite heavy regulation, the healthcare industry is seriously lacking in cyber security innovation. It's important to understand the data threats currently facing the healthcare industry and how to avoid being the next victim.
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Hijacking Healthcare: Ransomware Attacks vs. Health Record Security

on 9/12/17 8:00 AM By | Tim O'Neill | 0 Comments | Network Security Hacks and Data Breaches Healthcare
We’ve touched on the looming presence of ransomware in the healthcare industry in the past—but this year it hit especially close to home. In April 2017, Erie County Medical Center, located just a few miles from our Buffalo, NY office, was hit by a ransomware attack that took down the hospital's systems for 6 weeks. For security professionals in this industry, the challenge lies in protecting patient files as attackers set their sights on valuable electronic health records—do we stand a chance?
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Hijacking Healthcare: Is DTSec Regulation the Solution for IoT enabled devices?

The recent jump in cyber attacks against the healthcare industry—especially ransomware attacks—aren’t a coincidence. The reality is that the healthcare industry presents the perfect opportunity for attackers. A balance of valuable personal data and hospitals that simply aren’t prepared for advanced attacks. 
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