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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • The CyberWire Daily Podcast - Episode 952

    The CyberWire Daily Podcast - Episode 952

    Cyberwire’s latest podcast features Caleb Barlow as he discusses the challenges of securing medical records.

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  • The CyberWire Daily Podcast - Episode 1075

    The CyberWire Daily Podcast - Episode 1075

    Cyberwire’s latest podcast features Caleb Barlow as he discusses his responsibilities during an incident from the SOC operator to the CEO.

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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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  • The CyberWire Daily Podcast - Episode 1108

    The CyberWire Daily Podcast - Episode 1108

    Cyberwire’s latest podcast features Caleb Barlow as he discusses how hospital CISOs are dealing with the COVID-19 situation.

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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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  •  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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  • Marti Arvin, Adam Greene and Joan Podleski on COVID-19 Disclosure Issues [Podcast]

    Marti Arvin, Adam Greene and Joan Podleski on COVID-19 Disclosure Issues [Podcast]

    Marti Arvin joins The Compliance and Ethics Blog podcast with guests as they discuss questions around the coronavirus pandemic about what is and isn’t permissible.

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