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Bionic M2M: Are Skin-Mounted M2M the Future of eHealth?

May 19, 2012 Added by:Danny Lieberman

As their computing capabilities develop, current trusted computing/security models will be inadequate for epidermal electronics devices and attention needs to be devoted as soon as possible in order to build a security model that will mitigate threats by malicious attackers...

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Implanted Medical Devices: Killed by Your App

May 17, 2012 Added by:Danny Lieberman

Danny Lieberman talks about the dangers of implanted cardiac devices (ICD) like pacemakers and other devices like insulin pumps, and considers that it’s only a question of time before we have a drive by execution of a politician with an implanted medical device...

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Attack Surface: Medical Devices and the Public Health Sector

May 17, 2012

This bulletin highlights how the portability and remote connectivity of medical devices introduce additional risk into Medical IT networks and failure to implement a robust security program will impact the organization’s ability to protect patients and their information...

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Why Security Through Obscurity Still Does Not Work

May 15, 2012 Added by:Rebecca Herold

I know from my years as a systems analyst and maintaining a large change control system that it is easy for mistakes to occur within the network security architecture, and that there will always be some humans involved who are tempted to bypass important security controls...

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Healthcare Data and the (Private) Social Network

May 09, 2012 Added by:Danny Lieberman

Previously, we talked about the roles that trust, security and privacy play in online healthcare interactions. In this post we look at privacy challenges in social networks and describes how you can implement a private healthcare social network for without government regulation...

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Healthcare Data: I Trust You to Keep this Private

May 03, 2012 Added by:Danny Lieberman

In this article, Danny Lieberman talks about the roles that trust, security and privacy play in online healthcare interactions. At the end of the article, he introduces the idea of private social networking for healthcare – leaving the piece open for a sequel...

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NIST: Technical Guidance for Evaluating Electronic Health Records

April 03, 2012 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

“This guidance can be a useful tool for EHR developers to demonstrate that their systems don’t lead to use errors... It will provide a way for developers and evaluators to objectively assess how easy their EHR systems are to learn and operate, while maximizing efficiency...”

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Is a W-2 Considered PHI Under HIPAA?

March 25, 2012 Added by:Rebecca Herold

The question was framed as meaning the entire W-2 form was being “submitted” for financial assistance to pay for healthcare, so with this in mind, we will consider it as one document containing several information items that are necessarily grouped together...

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ISA / ANSI: Financial Impact of Breached Health Information

March 20, 2012 Added by:Marjorie Morgan

Webinar participants will hear from industry experts who will highlight strategies for health care organizations and findings from the recently released report, The Financial Impact of Breached Protected Health Information: A Business Case for Enhanced PHI Security...

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The Financial Impact of Breached Protected Health Information

March 07, 2012 Added by:Marjorie Morgan

The ISA and ANSI released a new report titled The Financial Impact of Breached Protected Health Information which explores the reputational, financial, legal, operational, and clinical repercussions of a protected health information breach on an organization...

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Howard Schmidt to Unveil Report on Health Information Security

March 02, 2012 Added by:Marjorie Morgan

Schmidt is slated to announce the third publication in the Internet Security Alliance's financial cyber risk management series, "The Financial Impact of Breached Protected Health Information: A Business Case for enhanced PHI Security"...

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Data Loss Doesn’t Always Mean Getting Hacked

February 03, 2012 Added by:Robert Siciliano

Recently UCLA announced 16,000 patients were potential victims of identity theft because a doctor’s home office was broken into and data stolen. Data breaches cost big bucks. Encryption in this scenario failed due to a password on a sticky note near the laptop...

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ISO 27001 and HITRUST for Healthcare Organizations

January 23, 2012 Added by:John Verry

HITRUST provides a prescriptive set of controls that are mapped and referenced to standards and regulations relevant to healthcare. The idea is to simplify the process of becoming largely compliant with relevant laws and regulations and mitigating most risks...

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Healthcare Data Interoperability Pain

January 18, 2012 Added by:Danny Lieberman

Imagine vendor-neutral, standard middleware for EHR applications that would expose data for patients and doctors using an encrypted Atom protocol – very simple, very easy to implement, easy to secure and with very clear privacy boundaries...

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Is Healthcare IT Security on Life Support?

January 13, 2012 Added by:Rafal Los

As costs pile up from beaches, innovation suffers. Ask someone who runs a hospital network - the true cost of innovation slow-down can be counted in lives. Maybe I'm being a little dramatic, but I suspect this is closer to reality than we'd like to admit to ourselves...

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Medical Device Security: Killed by Code

January 04, 2012 Added by:Danny Lieberman

I’ve been talking to our medical device customers about mobile security of implanted devices for over a year now. I think it’s only a question of time before we have a drive by execution of a politician with an ICD (implanted cardiac device)...

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