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The most recent and newsworthy healthcare cybersecurity headlines, articles and blog posts in industry publications featuring our team of healthcare privacy and security experts.

  • The CyberWire Daily Podcast - Episode 1176

    The CyberWire Daily Podcast - Episode 1176

    Cyberwire’s latest podcast features Caleb Barlow as he discusses the military's CMMC (Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification) program.

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  • Netwalker, the Powerful New Strain of Ransomware Used Against Equinix

    Netwalker, the Powerful New Strain of Ransomware Used Against Equinix

    Caleb Barlow discusses the recent ransomware attack on Equinix infrastructure disclosed earlier this month. Equinix stated it has been fully contained, with no customers affected and no data loss.

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  • Lessons from the ransomware death: Prioritize cyber emergency preparedness

    Lessons from the ransomware death: Prioritize cyber emergency preparedness

    Caleb Barlow provides commentary which discusses the recent ransomware attack at Duesseldorf University Clinic (UKD) in Germany that led to the death of a patient.

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  • The 'Next Normal' For Healthcare CISOs

    The 'Next Normal' For Healthcare CISOs

    Caleb Barlow, CEO of CynergisTek discusses the new normal for CISOs after Covid-19.

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  • The Twitter takedown: How a teen rocked the cybersecurity world and why this can never happen again

    The Twitter takedown: How a teen rocked the cybersecurity world and why this can never happen again

    Caleb Barlow, CEO of CynergisTek covers offers actionable takeaways on ensuring companies keep sensitive data out of dangerous hands.

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  • Data Security: Telehealth's Achilles Heel?

    Data Security: Telehealth's Achilles Heel?

    This article includes results from CynergisTek’s recent telehealth survey Telehealth & Data Security: Understanding the Risks and the use of hospitals using telehealth if their data has been hacked.

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  • EHR Vendor Settles HITECH Fraud Case

    EHR Vendor Settles HITECH Fraud Case

    Marti Arvin offers commentary for this article which focuses on the recent announcement from federal prosecutors who have agreed to pay $500,000 to settle the 2015 HITECH fraud case.

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  • Unsecured Database Exposed on Web - Then Deleted

    Unsecured Database Exposed on Web - Then Deleted

    David Finn contributes to this article where he discusses benevolent bots and building security and privacy into the design process for software vendors.

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  • Don’t Compromise: Securing Your Company’s Data Amid Remote Working and Lay-offs

    Don’t Compromise: Securing Your Company’s Data Amid Remote Working and Lay-offs

    Caleb Barlow, CEO of CynergisTek covers offers actionable takeaways on ensuring companies protect their data in the most secure and thorough ways possible amid remote working and lay-offs.

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  • Public health cyber war games: How hackers are exploiting Covid to get ahead

    Public health cyber war games: How hackers are exploiting Covid to get ahead

    Caleb Barlow explores how new attack surfaces and vulnerabilities for healthcare organizations have emerged amid the increased access to sensitive data for key functions.

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  •  Medical Device Security Alerts: The Latest Updates

    Medical Device Security Alerts: The Latest Updates

    CynergisTek's Emily Dillon discusses how federal regulators have issued another round of security alerts regarding vulnerabilities in medical device products from several manufacturers.

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  • North Carolina health center to pay $25,000 HIPAA fine

    North Carolina health center to pay $25,000 HIPAA fine

    Marti Arvin, Executive Advisor at CynergisTek, offered commentary for this article, which discusses the recent HIPAA fine on Agape Health Services, a N.C.-based federally qualified health center.

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  • 2 Plead Guilty in Nationwide Telemedicine Fraud Scheme

    2 Plead Guilty in Nationwide Telemedicine Fraud Scheme

    Marti Arvin offers commentary which details this massive case in which federal prosecutors say the crime has racked up $480 million in fake Medicare and Medicaid billing.

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  • CCPA Enforcement Begins, but Many Companies Are Unprepared

    CCPA Enforcement Begins, but Many Companies Are Unprepared

    Marti Arvin discusses California’s newly enforced controversial digital privacy law – despite a call for a delay due to the pandemic and a lack of readiness by many companies.

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  • Victim Count in Magellan Ransomware Incident Soars

    Victim Count in Magellan Ransomware Incident Soars

    David Finn discusses the risks faced by interconnected organizations in the healthcare sector and how the number of people affected by the April ransomware attack on Magellan Health continues to grow.

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  • Data Breach Settlement Has an Unusual Provision

    Data Breach Settlement Has an Unusual Provision

    David Holtzman discusses the preliminary settlement of a class action data breach lawsuit against Iowa Health System (a.k.a UnityPoint Health).

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  •  Breach Notification Delay: A Step-by-Step Timeline

    Breach Notification Delay: A Step-by-Step Timeline

    Why are some breach notifications delayed for months? David Bailey discusses the statement made by Choice Health Management Services which issued a step-by-step explanation on breach notifications.

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  • Ground telehealth applications in security -- now

    Ground telehealth applications in security -- now

    David Finn discusses the recent exposure of recorded patient consultations by Babylon Health.

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  • Telehealth After COVID-19: Privacy, Security Considerations

    Telehealth After COVID-19: Privacy, Security Considerations

    What will happen after July 25th? The Federal government's recent policy changes for facilitating patient care during COVID-19 may have an impact on telehealth restrictions in the future.

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  • The future of medical appointments will be remote. Here's how hospitals are making the transition and dodging new cyber threats, according t

    The future of medical appointments will be remote. Here's how hospitals are making the transition and dodging new cyber threats, according t

    In this recent Business Insider article, they discuss the future of medical appointments being remote and how hospitals are making the transition and dodging new cyber threats.

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