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Hospitals must band together to beat hackers

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Consider this a rallying cry: Hospitals, health systems and networks need to join forces, organize, come together as a community, to proactively fend off hackers, hacktivists, organized criminals and other emerging threats all trying to penetrate healthcare entities to either steal patient data or, worse, destroy it altogether. It’s not…

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Hospitals Gain Control After Ransom Hack, More Attacks May Come

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Hospitals Gain Control After Ransom Hack, More Attacks May Come

Most U.K. health facilities whose computer systems were crippled in a global cyber-attack are back to normal operation, Home Secretary Amber Rudd said, even as experts warned that hackers would probably launch a new round of attacks with many computers still vulnerable. About 97 percent of facilities and doctors affected are able to work normally, Rudd said Saturday after a …

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Why cybersecurity should be important to hospitals

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans The rise of digitization in healthcare, heavily fueled in the U.S. in recent years by incentives of the outgoing administration, has brought an unintended and treacherous side-effect: vulnerability to the increasingly rampant hacking of healthcare data. Hackers have found numerous … The post Why cybersecurity should […]

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Supreme Court to Weigh Whether Pension Rules Apply to Church Schools, Hospitals

The justices will decide whether religious affiliates must adhere to the federal law that regulates private pension plans or whether a “church plan” exemption still applies.

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Another hospital’s been hacked, this time in Kansas

3471403Your ads will be inserted here byEasy Plugin for AdSense.Please go to the plugin admin page toPaste your ad code OR Suppress this ad slot. Kansas Heart Hospital in Wichita was hit by ransomeware last week. When they paid up, they didn’t get full access back to their files. The hackers demanded more money. It […] View full post on AmIHackerProof.com | Can You Be Hacked?

Hospitals under pressure to digitize everything as hacker’s make it their biggest new target

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Hospitals under pressure to digitize everything as hacker’s make it their biggest new target

The cyberattack on MedStar Health — one of the biggest health-care systems in the Washington region — is a foreboding sign that an industry racing to digitize patient records and services faces a new kind of security threat that it is ill-prepared to handle, security experts and hospital officials say. For years, hospitals and the health care industry have been focused on keeping patient data from falling into the wrong hands. But the recent attacks at MedStar and other hospitals across the country highlight an even more frightening downside of security breaches: As hospitals have become dependent on electronic systems to coordinate care, communicate critical health data and avoid medication errors, patients’ well-being may also be at stake when hackers strike. Hospitals are used to chasing the latest medical innovations, but they are rapidly learning that caring for sick people also means protecting their medical records and technology systems against hackers. An industry that has traditionally spent a small fraction of its budget on cyberdefense is finding it must also teach doctors and nurses not to click on suspicious links and shore up its technical systems against hackers armed with an ever-evolving set of tools. In some ways, health care […]

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He is special guest at the Ground Zero Summit 2015 being organised by Indian Infosec Consortium – a group of ethical hackers. “Threat to national security has moved to the digital dimension. Terrorist organisations have turned social networks and online forums into recruitment hotbeds and propaganda mechanisms. We need a security apparatus in the digital space to address this threat. Hackers are the face of this digital army.” The actor said he is bringing his whole team including scriptwriters of the show to observe and interact with the ethical hacker community. (Also Read: Tabu Has Shown Interest in 24, Says Director ) “From November 22, I will start shooting for 24. It will go on air in 2016. When an actor prepares for a role, we often start to live like the character. Some call it method acting. We meet real life people like the character and try to understand their nuances, their life,” he said. As per the summit’s website, speakers will share details of the espionage mission as well as hold sessions on hacking of cellular networks, medical devices in hospitals, using technical loopholes in them. The consortium claims to have discovered cyber espionage operation under which phones of Indian Army personnel, who had downloaded some mobile application related to news, had been compromised by hackers based in Pakistan. IIC CEO Jiten Jain has said that the findings were handed over to security agencies who promptly acted and sanitised the infected handset early this year.

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He is special guest at the Ground Zero Summit 2015 being organised by Indian Infosec Consortium – a group of ethical hackers.   “Threat to national security has moved to the digital dimension. Terrorist organisations have turned social networks and online forums into recruitment hotbeds and propaganda mechanisms. We need a security apparatus in the digital space to address this threat. Hackers are the face of this digital army.”   The actor said he is bringing his whole team including scriptwriters of the show to observe and interact with the ethical hacker community. (Also Read: Tabu Has Shown Interest in 24, Says Director )   “From November 22, I will start shooting for 24. It will go on air in 2016. When an actor prepares for a role, we often start to live like the character. Some call it method acting. We meet real life people like the character and try to understand their nuances, their life,” he said.   As per the summit’s website, speakers will share details of the espionage mission as well as hold sessions on hacking of cellular networks, medical devices in hospitals, using technical loopholes in them.   The consortium claims to have discovered cyber espionage operation under which phones of Indian Army personnel, who had downloaded some mobile application related to news, had been compromised by hackers based in Pakistan.  IIC CEO Jiten Jain has said that the findings were handed over to security agencies who promptly acted and sanitised the infected handset early this year.

He is special guest at the Ground Zero Summit 2015 being organised by Indian Infosec Consortium – a group of ethical hackers. “Threat to national security has moved to the digital dimension. Terrorist organisations have turned social networks and online forums into recruitment hotbeds and propaganda mechanisms. We need a security apparatus in the digital space to address this threat. Hackers are the face of this digital army.” The actor said he is bringing his whole team including scriptwriters of the show to observe and interact with the ethical hacker community. (Also Read: Tabu Has Shown Interest in 24, Says Director ) “From November 22, I will start shooting for 24. It will go on air in 2016. When an actor prepares for a role, we often start to live like the character. Some call it method acting. We meet real life people like the character and try to understand their nuances, their life,” he said. As per the summit’s website, speakers will share details of the espionage mission as well as hold sessions on hacking of cellular networks, medical devices in hospitals, using technical loopholes in them. The consortium claims to have discovered cyber espionage operation under which phones […]

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FDA alert advises hospitals and med centers stop using hacker-vulnerable networked IV pumps

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued an alert advising hospitals, nursing homes, and other medical care centers to stop using the Symbiq Infusion System of intravenous pumps, which deliver IV medications with dosages programmed over a hospital’s wireless network. As the FDA’s release says: “The FDA, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team (ICS-CERT), and [pump manufacturer] Hospira are aware of cybersecurity vulnerabilities associated with the Symbiq Infusion System. FDA strongly encourages health care facilities transition to alternative infusion systems, and discontinue use of these pumps. Hospira and an independent researcher confirmed that Hospira’s Symbiq Infusion System could be accessed remotely through a hospital’s network.” If a hacker did gain such illicit remote access, it would be trivially easy to change the programmed drug doses, with results that could be harmful or even fatal to patients. However, the FDA stressed that thus far, there’s no evidence any hackers actually have taken advantage of this although “due to recent cybersecurity concerns, the FDA strongly encourages health care facilities to begin transitioning to alternative infusion systems as soon as possible.” Healthcare hacking poses major problem Those unnamed “recent cybersecurity concerns” surely refer to the near-constant […]

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Patients Sue UCLA Hospitals for Hack Attack

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UCLA Health Systems’ failure to encrypt patients’ medical and financial information exposed 4.5 million of them to a hacker attack, which UCLA knew six months before it told them, a patient claims in a federal class action. Michael Allen claims UCLA Health Systems Auxiliaries violated its contractual obligation to protect the personal information of its patients. He sued the UCLA hospitals and the University of California Board of Regents on Monday, on behalf of “several millions of individuals.” Allen, of Casper, Wyo., was treated at a UCLA Health Center in February 2013. He claims that the personal information he gave the hospital “was left in an unencrypted state and stolen by cyber thieves.” “Due to defendants’ failure to take the basic steps of encrypting patients’ data, it was much easier for cyber thieves to interpret the information, use it to steal the identities of defendants’ patients or sell [it] to others,” Allen says in the complaint. A months-long hacker attack targeted UCLA Health Systems, which admitted it did not take steps to encrypt patients’ data, the Los Angeles Times reported. The unknown hackers got names, birth dates, Social Security numbers, medical information, ID numbers for Medicare and health insurance policies, […]

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Hospitals At Risk for Cyber Attacks

Hospitals At Risk for Cyber Attacks

Hackers stole personal information from patients at a Virginia hospital and now that hospital is offering patients free credit monitoring. Recently, a former hospital employee from Chesapeake was charged with stealing credit card information from cancer patients. The transition from […]

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