April 25, 2019

In a recent press release, the federal Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced it concluded 2018 with a record of $28.7 million from the settlement of 10 cases and the winning of a judgment in another regarding HIPAA compliance violations. The amount was 22% greater th...

April 22, 2019

The decision to shutter Brookside ENT and Hearing Services, based in Battle Creek, Michigan in the aftermath of the attack appears extreme. But it's an example of the distress many healthcare entities -- especially small and mid-sized providers -- are facing as ransomw...

April 16, 2019

About 70 percent of ransomware attacks in 2018 targeted small businesses, with an average ransom demand of $116,000, according to a recent report from Beazley Breach Response Services.

The healthcare sector was the hardest hit by ransomware, according to the report, wit...

April 12, 2019

Nine employees of the Oregon Department of Human Services fell victim to a targeted phishing attack, breaching the personal and medical data via 2 million compromised emails, according to HealthITSecurity.

On January 28, Oregon DHS’ Enterprise Security Office Cyber Secu...

April 4, 2019

The Office of Civil Rights (OCR) has continued its stringent HIPAA audit process in recent years, with 2018 being a record enforcement year; a strong, A robust security program is the key to avoiding -- or surviving -- an audit.

HIPAA compliance is a pinnacle part of an...

April 2, 2019

The healthcare industry is being targeted by cybercriminals and phishing is one of the most common ways to gain access to healthcare networks and sensitive data. The number of successful phishing attacks on healthcare institutions is a serious concern.

Dr. William Gord...

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