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Large data breaches happening at U.S. Hospitals

When you think of being a patient in the hospital, the last thing you may think about is the safety of your personal data. According to research findings by Michigan State University, the security of your personal information in U.S. hospitals is something to be concerned over. An article on UPI explores the study, showing …

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Ransomware ‘Philadelphia’ Discovered Targeting Healthcare Industry

According to researchers, a new variant of ransomware has stepped onto the scene, choosing the healthcare industry as its target. Researchers from the security firm Forcepoint have discovered the ransomware, which has been name Philadelphia. An article over on Healthcare IT News explores how the newly discovered virus works. Philadelphia can be purchased by amateur …

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Americans receive mixed results in cybersecurity IQ

While it is true that Americans are becoming more aware of the need to protect their information online through methods such as utilizing strong passwords or being conscious of how they’re using public Wi-Fi, many still lack in key areas which could cause significant data breaches. Things like recognizing “phishing” emails or determining if a …

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Americans receive mixed results in cybersecurity IQ

While it is true that Americans are becoming more aware of the need to protect their information online through methods such as utilizing strong passwords or being conscious of how they’re using public Wi-Fi, many still lack in key areas which could cause significant data breaches. Things like recognizing “phishing” emails or determining if a …

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5 Tips for Staying #HIPAA Compliant on Social Media

Social media has become an incredibly valuable tool, whether for personal or business use, the need and desire to use social media has increased dramatically since it first stepped on the scene. Historically, medical professionals have steered clear from social media in fear that they may violate HIPAA guidelines. Today, medical professionals cannot deny the …

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Article: Computer Virus Potentially Exposes PHI of 2.5K at Oregon Clinic

  Lane Community College (LLC) health clinic located in Oregon may be dealing with a serious breach. An article over on Health IT Security discusses the computer virus a technician at the hospital discovered, which may have led to exposure of some patients PHI. The Oregon college health clinic stated the virus may have been …

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Ransomware Attack on Urology Austin

A total of 279,663 patients are being notified by Urology Austin that their protected health information (PHI) may have been compromised in a ransomware attack. Information that may have been compromised in the attack includes patient names, addresses, dates of birth, medical records and social security numbers. An article over on HIPAA Journal provides insight …

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Article – FBI: Attackers Targeting Anonymous FTP Servers in Healthcare

A warning issued by the FBI cautions healthcare providers to beware of threat actors, who are now targeting anonymous File Transfer Protocol Servers (FTP), associated with both medical and dental organizations. An article on Dark Reading goes into great detail about the trouble with anonymous FTP servers and why it is important to turn yours …

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Article – FBI: Attackers Targeting Anonymous FTP Servers in Healthcare

A warning issued by the FBI cautions healthcare providers to beware of threat actors, who are now targeting anonymous File Transfer Protocol Servers (FTP), associated with both medical and dental organizations. An article on Dark Reading goes into great detail about the trouble with anonymous FTP servers and why it is important to turn yours …

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