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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.

  • 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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  • Business Associate Incidents Added to Breach Tally

    Business Associate Incidents Added to Breach Tally

    In the latest article by Healthcareinfosecurity.com David Holtzman discusses the major health data breaches that have been added to the federal tally in recent weeks.

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  • A Tale of 2 Health Data Breaches: Persistent Challenges

    A Tale of 2 Health Data Breaches: Persistent Challenges

    David Finn discusses two recent health data breaches that illustrate persistent security challenges – defending against ransomware attacks as well as unauthorized access to email.

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  • Telehealth App Breach Spotlights Privacy, Security Risks

    Telehealth App Breach Spotlights Privacy, Security Risks

    A software error that briefly allowed individuals to access other patients' telehealth appointment recordings serves as a reminder of potential security.

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  •  Are Academic Healthcare Systems Top COVID-19 Attack Targets?

    Are Academic Healthcare Systems Top COVID-19 Attack Targets?

    UCSF released a report that shows that academic healthcare systems and healthcare sector entities both have been favorite targets of hackers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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  • Lawsuit Filed Against Accounting Firm in Patient Data Hack

    Lawsuit Filed Against Accounting Firm in Patient Data Hack

    In the latest article by Healthcareinfosecurity.com David Holtzman discusses the class action lawsuit filed against accounting firm BST & Co. CPAs LLC that allegedly exposed patient information.

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  •  Healthcare groups report lowest monthly breaches since 2016

    Healthcare groups report lowest monthly breaches since 2016

    Healthcare providers, insurers, and business associates reported 16 data breaches to the federal government in May, the lowest number of data breaches reported in a single month in more than 4 years.

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  • Inside Job at Clinics: Mobile Phone Used for Fraud

    Inside Job at Clinics: Mobile Phone Used for Fraud

    David Holtzman, Executive Advisor at CTEK discusses with Healthcare Info Security on the potential risks posed by employees inappropriately using personal devices during COVID-19.

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  • HHS's COVID-19 Response, Recovery Efforts to Be Scrutinized

    HHS's COVID-19 Response, Recovery Efforts to Be Scrutinized

    David Holtzman, Executive Advisor at CynergisTek, contributes this article, which focuses on the HHS’s new strategic plan for its oversight of HHS COVID-19.

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  • What To Do When Vendors Fail

    What To Do When Vendors Fail

    David Holtzman Executive Advisor at CynergisTek contributes this article, which focuses on how healthcare providers deal with the security of their vendors, as well as HIPAA requirements/suggestions.

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  • Ransomware Attackers Exfiltrate Data From Magellan Health

    Ransomware Attackers Exfiltrate Data From Magellan Health

    Magellan Health, a U.S. managed care company that focuses on specialty areas of healthcare, says it was hit by a ransomware attack that involved the exfiltration of certain employee data.

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  • FTC Assessing Whether Its Health Data Breach Rule Is Stale

    FTC Assessing Whether Its Health Data Breach Rule Is Stale

    The Federal Trade Commission is assessing whether to make changes to a data breach notification rule for personal health record vendors and other companies that do not fall under the HIPAA umbrella.

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  • GAO: HHS Has Failed to Act on Security Recommendations

    GAO: HHS Has Failed to Act on Security Recommendations

    The Government Accountability Office says it has made dozens of recommendations to HHS that have yet to be implemented related to enhancing its cybersecurity and reducing the risk of fraud.

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  • When Will COVID-19-Related Scams Show Up on Breach Tally?

    When Will COVID-19-Related Scams Show Up on Breach Tally?

    The FBI and other law enforcement agencies have been warning of COVID-19-related phishing scams, business email compromises, ransomware attacks, and other cyberattacks.

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  • Using COVID-19 Patient Data for Research: Sizing Up Risks

    Using COVID-19 Patient Data for Research: Sizing Up Risks

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