Hancock Regional Hospital has had its IT systems restored after paying off the hackers who infected its computers with ransomware known as ‘SamSam’.
The threat of cyber crime has grown exponentially as the digital revolution increases the role of technology in all aspects of life. Over the past few years, the healthcare industry has been one of the most affected by cyber crime, both in the number of cyber incidents and the impact that a loss of business functionality has on patients.
Hancock Regional Hospital in Indianapolis has shut down its IT systems after its falling victim to a ransomware attack affecting its email system and EPR.
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This month’s cybersecurity round-up features the news that a freshly-discovered vulnerability affecting major CPU manufacturers could leave millions of computers at risk and how ‘smart’ toy makers have been urged to get security-friendly.
With the ability to detect and eliminate zero-day and targeted cyber-attacks through a simple management platform, Check Point solutions keep critical healthcare operations up and running whilst meeting government healthcare regulatory requirements.
As 2017 draws to a close, Digital Health News spoke to cybersecurity experts about their predictions for the digital landscape in 2018.
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Arxan Technologies’ Rusty Carter believes the security of medical devices has been compromised for the sake of clinical functionality.
NHS England’s head of architecture has said cybersecurity needs to viewed as a business continuity issue by NHS boards and not one concerning IT.
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The ABCs of Mobile Device Management: security essentials for your organisation’s first MDM deployment
Making greater use of mobile technology can offer significant benefits for healthcare organisations. Increased productivity, bolstered patient safety and better clinical decision making can all result from staff having the information they need at their fingertips.