7 Must-Read Healthcare Cyber Security Articles

November 24, 2020
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MedTech, IAM Roadmaps, and Cyber Risk headline this week's digest of healthcare cyber security articles.

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7 Must-Read Healthcare Cyber Security Articles, November 2020



Hackers Hit COVID-19 Biotech Firm, Cold Storage Giant with Cyberattacks via HealthITSecurity

Cold storage giant Americold and Global firm Miltenyi Biotec recently faced cyberattacks; ransomware, an email error, phishing, and an application hack complete this week’s breach roundup.


Protecting Data in the Age of Digital Health via HospitalHealth

By properly educating your colleagues on the risks, implementing the appropriate infrastructure and having the appropriate remediation protocols in place, you will not only increase your resiliency against a ransomware attack but also avoid data loss, financial costs or reputation damage to your organization.


A Smarter Security Strategy for Healthcare Risks via Security Boulevard

When a security team thinks like an advanced attacker, it can know what the attacker is after and can focus on those assets. As far back as 2015, experts were recommending shifting the IT security budget ratio of prevention to detection and response from a 90%/10% split to a 60%/40% split. Detection has become a critical aspect of security.


US mental health provider admits email breach exposed patient data via The Daily Swig

People Incorporated Mental Health Services, a Minnesota-based US healthcare provider, has admitted that an email security data breach has exposed sensitive patient records, along with an unspecified volume of financial data.


UPDATE: The 10 Biggest Healthcare Data Breaches of 2020, So Far via HealthIT Security

Despite the COVID-19 crisis, phishing campaigns, mishandled health record disposals, and sophisticated cyberattacks are behind some of the biggest healthcare data breaches of 2020.


What Challenges are Facing the Medtech Industry Right Now? via SiliconRepublic

InterSystems’ John Kelly has more than 20 years’ experience in healthcare IT. Here, talks about the challenges that come with vast amounts of data and how Covid-19 has changed the rules in the medtech industry.


5 Benefits of IAM Roadmaps via Idenhaus

IAM Roadmaps marry the strategic plan to the tactics that need to be carried out by stakeholders to build new organizational muscle. They layout new ways of working with the IAM/IGA solution, and they drive responsibility for moving the program forward.



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