Ransomware attacks are on the upswing due to the advent of novel technology platforms.
In a recent bulletin, the federal Office for Civil Rights suggests steps that practices can take to protect patient data.
How the retail giant will use the sensitive medical data it collects is among the concerns.
The FBI and other federal agencies have issued warnings about a ransomware and data extortion group called the Daixin Team.
Criminals are compromising user login credentials of health care payment processors to divert payments from medical practices to themselves, the FBI warns.
A recent survey revealed that the health care sector is not making IT systems and third-party security top priority.
HIPAA protects patients from unauthorized disclosure of personal information by covered entities such as medical practices and hospitals, but out from under the HIPAA umbrella, patients are mostly on their own, according to the authors of a recent report.
Lawyers offer their opinions on the dilemma physicians may face when trying to reconcile their HIPAA obligations with state legal requirements.
Ransomware attacks now account for 25% of all data breaches, according to Verizon’s 2022 Data Breach Investigation Report.
The agency has issued proposed draft recommendations to guide incorporation of cybersecurity protections into medical devices at the time of manufacture.