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Why Healthcare Data is a Primary Target for Cybersecurity Threats?

Over the past several decades, cybercrime has evolved to be more comprehensive, threatening, and damaging. There is an emerging trend of cybercriminals attacking all sorts of individuals and organizations in the industry. The healthcare industry has been a soft target for many years and healthcare data is a prime target for cybercriminals intent on stealing data.


Data Breach Outlook: Health Care is the Most Breached Industry of 2022

Data breaches have become an unfortunate reality of the digital world we live in. While there is no doubt that efforts can be made to mitigate the chances of a data breach, living in a completely data breach-free world is not realistic. Apart from having processes and technology in place to prevent data breaches, companies should also have a plan of action in case they do suffer a breach. One aspect of being prepared is understanding how vulnerable your industry may be to data breaches.


Nightfall's New PHI Detector Improves Security Automation for Healthcare Orgs

With Nightfall’s enhanced PHI detection capabilities, which are based on an advanced combination of logic and context, it is very easy to identify specific instances of PHI unique to organizations. What’s even better is that all of this can be automated and tie seamlessly into existing customer workflows.


HIPAA Compliant Mobile App Development: Features, Risks and Checklists

The wide penetration of internet facilities has its imprint on almost all sectors, including the healthcare industry. With most people using smartphones, the demand for online applications is tremendously increasing. As a result, people are shifting towards tele-medication and treatment. However, every successful product has its drawback. Likewise, the popularity of healthcare applications has also captivated more security threats.


What Are the Penalties for HIPAA Violations?

The HIPAA 1996 (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) is a federal law enacted by the U.S. Congress that regulates how healthcare organizations handle PHI (protected health information) and ePHI (electronic protected health information). This includes complex and extensive rules for protecting critical medical data and sensitive patient information, so HIPAA non-compliance is often met with severe penalties.


Healthcare Supply Chain Attacks Raise Cyber Security Alarm

The healthcare sector has become a popular target for cybercriminals and is one of the most targeted industries by cyber criminals. In 2022, 324 attacks were reported in the first half of the year. As bad actors continue to target the healthcare industry, cybersecurity experts and healthcare administrators should be aware that attacks are frequently impacting smaller companies. These numbers point to unusual trends occurring in the healthcare industry.


How to Stay Compliant with HIPAA Password Requirements

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) is U.S. legislation that sets national privacy and security standards to protect the privacy of patient health information and prevent data breaches. In addition to doctors, hospitals, other healthcare providers, health insurance companies and “business associates” of healthcare organizations fall under HIPAA regulations.


LockBit ransomware gang says sorry, gives free decryptor to SickKids hospital

Do ransomware gangs actually have a heart? Perhaps... Just days before Christmas, on the night of Sunday 18 December 2022, Canada's Hospital for Sick Children (better known as SickKids) was hit by a ransomware attack. The Toronto-based teaching and research hospital reported that the attack had impacted its internal systems, phone lines, and website.