Posts Tagged with security

by adgrooms on June 12, 2019

Ransomware is in the news again for a weeks-long ordeal for the city of Baltimore. Healthcare is another favorite target. In cities and health systems the need to access data is vital to ...

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by adgrooms on June 3, 2019

With the digital transformation of healthcare, everyone is using more software systems and apps, each one requiring a secure password. A password is supposed to be long, complex, and never reused. Creating and remembering many passwords that meet those guidelines can be a challenge. Password management software can help generate and store complex passwords and is more secure than other ...

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by adgrooms on May 30, 2019

We have recently looked at the risk of phishing scams in healthcare and how to avoid them. We have seen that the number of patient data breaches has reached one per day in 2018. But why do hackers continue the relentless attacks on healthcare institutions? What are the hackers after? What reward do ...

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by adgrooms on May 28, 2019

Stealing and exposing patient data is, unfortunately, a lucrative activity. Hackers are relentlessly looking for vulnerabilities in institutions that amass personal health data. In 2018 there were 365 data breaches involving patient data, that is one per day! In addition to the personal costs to the individuals who are ...

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by adgrooms on May 22, 2019

The onslaught of hackers in healthcare never ceases. Personal Health Information (PHI) is so essential and valuable, it is a tempting target. Even with multi-layered security systems in place, some hackers still slip through. Phishing is currently one of the most popular ways to breach the security layers. It is perpetrated by preying on employees through their email. [In a recent ...

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