U.S. Healthcare Data Breach Cost $4 Billion in 2019. 2020 Won’t Be Any Better

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New research estimates, after all the breach data, is tallied, that by the end of 2019, healthcare-related data breaches will cost the industry $4 billion, and respondents to a recent survey expect those numbers to only increase in the year ahead ... Read More

Pair of Data Breaches Top Off the Year in Healthcare Security

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Canada-based LifeLabs notified 15 million patients on December 17 that their personal information relating to healthcare, including name, address, email, login, passwords, date of birth, healthcare number, and lab test results, may have been accessed without authorization. Most of those affected reside within British Columbia and Ontario ... Read More

Data security, privacy are big hurdles in front of successful digital transformation

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Healthcare organizations are doing everything they can to modernize and digitally transform their organizations, but by many accounts, healthcare remains a laggard when it comes to digitization. And as a recent PwC report reads, “The question for 2020 will be whether this digital transformation will benefit consumers—marking a new dawn ... Read More

Healthcare Security: How To Deploy IoT Securely

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The healthcare internet of things (IoT) market is expected to reach 543 billion by 2025 — at an annual growth rate of roughly 20%, according to a report from Grand View Research. Research firm Gartner pegs healthcare IoT growth in 2020 at 29% ... Read More

Seven Toxic Information Security Personalities

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There are many challenges to getting a cybersecurity program right. The right technology must be deployed, managed, and tuned just right, CISOs and security managers must be able to get the necessary executive support and budget to execute on their plans, and their plans have to be well crafted. Not ... Read More

For Cloud-native App Security, Few Companies Have Embraced DevSecOps

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A recent study identified some startling news when it comes to the state of security and cloud-native apps. The Security for DevOps Enterprise Survey Report, conducted by the research firm Enterprise Strategy Group on behalf of Data Theorem found only 8% of companies are securing 75% or more of their ... Read More

Mobile Device Data Breach Leads to $3 Million HIPAA Settlement

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While there’s been a lull in 2019, the data breach and regulatory-related fines from the Department of Health and Human Services do keep piling up ... Read More

Study Finds Companies May Be Wise to Share Cybersecurity Efforts

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It turns out, if recent research is any indication, when one company is breached in a vertical market other companies in that vertical market become less attractive places for investors to stick their capital. Yet, when companies share their cybersecurity risk management they significantly outperform their peers that don’t disclose ... Read More

Attackers Outrunning, Outsmarting Healthcare Defenses

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According to a new study, 2019 has been yet another brutal year for healthcare cybersecurity. In 2019, so far, nearly four out of five breaches in the industry struck health care providers. And 53% of those attacks were at the hands of external attackers, respondents to a new survey said ... Read More

The Security Megatrends in 2020

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Cybersecurity trends are always evolving. And the Security Industry Association, a trade group that focuses on physical and cyber security, believes it has identified the security “megatrends” that will dominate the immediate and long-term changes within the international security industry ... Read More