Who & What Causes A Healthcare Breach

December 4th, 2017
Who & What Causes A Healthcare Breach

Technology advancements have revolutionized the healthcare industry, but with security breaches hitting an all-time high and shattering records year after year, what and who do companies have to be wary about? Read on to find out.

Insiders are a bigger threat than hackers

Protenus is one of the largest security vendors for electronic health records (EHRs) and their mid-year review sheds some important light on the most common types of security breaches in healthcare.

Healthcare providers and mobile devices

November 6th, 2017
Healthcare providers and mobile devices

If you’re a healthcare services provider who utilizes mobile devices in daily operations, you need to ensure the patient data stored and handled by those devices are safe and private. Let’s take a look at mobile data security and some of the ways you can keep your sensitive patient information secure.

IoT security challenges for healthcare

October 2nd, 2017
IoT security challenges for healthcare

From mobile apps that assist with taking medicine on time to smart appliances that monitor vitals, the Internet of Things (IoT) is becoming ubiquitous in healthcare. However, IoT’s expansion brings new risks, vulnerabilities, and security challenges for healthcare practitioners and their patients.

Is VoIP part of your disaster recovery plan?

September 21st, 2017
Is VoIP part of your disaster recovery plan?

Disasters can strike at any time, and can put you out of business if you’re unprepared. One way they can do the most damage is by disrupting your Voice over IP (VoIP) systems. If they’re offline, you lose customers, productivity, and money by the minute.

Get ready for the next wave of ransomware

September 4th, 2017
Get ready for the next wave of ransomware

The WannaCry and Petya ransomware attacks were a huge wakeup call for healthcare organizations to update their security software. Unfortunately, hackers evolve at an incredible rate, and they’ve developed a new ‘Locky-like’ ransomware strain that can catch many in the healthcare industry off guard.

Blockchain and healthcare: what to expect

July 31st, 2017
Blockchain and healthcare: what to expect

Blockchain is the newest technology to fuel the Silicon Valley hype train. Everyone is talking about the wonderful things it can do, but few have explained how it works in layman’s terms. Stay ahead of your competition with a crash course in this new and exciting technology!

What is blockchain?

Although the technology was first associated with Bitcoin and other digital currencies, blockchain is not exclusive to the financial sector.

MR to be removed from Google search

July 3rd, 2017
MR to be removed from Google search

Google has recently made changes to its personal information policy, including a major one for the healthcare industry. The search giant has begun removing private medical records from its search results, preventing cybercriminals from taking advantage of these resources that were previously available after only a few keystrokes.

Prevent ransomware with HIPAA compliance

June 5th, 2017
Prevent ransomware with HIPAA compliance

Keeping up with HIPAA regulations may be a pain for most healthcare institutions, but it does provide guidelines on how to protect your organization from devastating cyberattacks. That said, following HIPAA rules may be your best shot in fending off ransomware like WannaCry.

Kanye West and HIPAA: an unlikely lesson

May 1st, 2017
Kanye West and HIPAA: an unlikely lesson

A few generations ago, healthcare workers had far fewer opportunities to gossip about patients. But with social media and instant messaging, healthcare employees have plenty of opportunities to breach information before realizing what they’ve done.

The rising popularity of telemedicine

April 3rd, 2017
The rising popularity of telemedicine

Telemedicine means exactly as it sounds — a medical service delivered via telephone or any communications technology. It sounds like a new development in medicine, but it’s really not. Although there have been many great advances in healthcare, most people prefer the conventional way of getting treatment at the hospital or clinic.