7 Insightful Health Care Cyber Security Articles, January 2021

January 12, 2021
Health Care Cyber Security Articles, January 2021

PACS Cybersecurity Guidance, ransomware, and HIPAA legislation headline this week's digest of health care cyber security articles.

Health Care Cyber Security Articles, January 2021

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7 Insightful Health Care Cyber Security Articles, January 2021


NIST release PACS Cybersecurity Guidance via NIST

This practice guide helps HDOs implement current cybersecurity standards and best practices to reduce their cybersecurity risk and protect patient privacy while maintaining the performance and usability of picture archiving communication system (PACS).


Ransomware Surge Drives 45% Increase in Healthcare Cyber-Attacks via InfosecurityMagazine

Cyber-attacks on global healthcare organizations (HCOs) increased at more than double the rate of those targeting other sectors over the past two months, according to Check Point.


Can Healthcare Shore Up Insider Threats, Transparency Needs in 2021? via HealthITSecurity

The rise in attacks and healthcare security incidents at the end of 2019 makes it imperative to secure insider threats, particularly as the need for transparency increases in response to COVID-19.


Cyberattacks on Healthcare Spike 45% Since November via ThreatPost

According to new findings from Check Point Software, healthcare organizations have seen a 45-percent increase in cyberattacks since November, which is more than double other industry sectors, which a average 22-percent increase. Researchers said these attacks include botnets, remote code execution and DDoS, but it’s ransomware that’s really become the weapon-of-choice against healthcare organizations.


HIPAA Safe Harbor Bill Becomes Law; Requires HHS to Incentivize Security via HealthIT Security

The legislation directs HHS to take into account a covered entity’s or business associate’s use of industry-standard security practices within the course of 12 months, when investigating and undertaking HIPAA enforcement actions, or other regulatory purposes.


COVID-19’s impact on healthcare’s security infrastructure in 2020 via Security Magazine

Fortified Health Security, Healthcare’s Cybersecurity Partner released the 2021 Horizon Report, which details findings that illustrate how, as healthcare organizations continue to respond to the pandemic, cybercriminals have continued to persist in their attacks on providers, health plans and business associates – compromising sensitive patient data while impacting the delivery of care to patients


Top 10 Identity Management Resources and Articles from 2020 via Idenhaus

Let’s take a look at our most popular Identity Management resources and articles from 2020, in no particular order.


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