Hospital Security


A Changing Profile

A Changing Profile

Healthcare facilities were already a complex security environment due to the number of moving pieces and literal life or death situations faced daily.

The New Normal

The New Normal

With the waves of the COVID-19 pandemic spreading across our nation like wildfire in 2020, the new normal had to adapt itself quickly to all situations.

Securing A Hospital Campus

Security a hospital campus is very different from protecting a typical commercial building.

An Indispensable Role

An Indispensable Role

Today, there is significant increase in the number of hospitals, clinics and outpatient centers that are being built or remodeled across the country, in part due to the rise in demand for healthcare from an aging population and more access to health insurance.

Balancing Safety Security and Privacy

Hospital safety and security is a series of if-then scenarios. If we can prevent patients from falling out of bed, then we can avoid serious, costly injuries.

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World Health Organization Facing Cyber Attacks During Coronavirus Response

A malicious site imitating the WHO’s email system was created to collect the account information of the organization’s employees.

New Minnesota Law Allows Families to Install Internet-Connected Cameras In Senior Care Facilities

The new policies, meant to protect elder privacy, have also drawn criticism because of the requirement that families notify care facilities before they install the camera.

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More Than One Billion Medical Images Remain Unprotected On The Web

Some security experts and lawmakers have criticized the Department of Health and Human Services for failing to enforce privacy laws and fine organizations that did not protect patient records.



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Family of Chicago Hospital Shooting Victim Files Suit Against Security Company, Hospital

The lawsuit argues that Mercy Hospital and SDI Security did not follow their own protocols by failing to issue alerts or initiating a lockdown of the building.

The Security of Medicine

The Security of Medicine

In keeping with SwedishAmerican’s mission to deliver excellence in healthcare, they also maintain the highest level of care when it comes to keeping their patients, medical staff, and facilities safe.

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More Than 100 Nursing Homes Cut Off From Health Data, Payroll Due to Ransomware Attack

A cyber attack on an IT services provider has had major consequences for nursing homes, some of which may have to close down if they do not gain access to crucial patient data.

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House of Representatives Passes Bill Addressing Violence Against Healthcare Workers

The legislation faces a tough road ahead in the Senate and a potential veto from the Trump administration, which opposes the current version of the bill.

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First-Of-Its-Kind Program Will Train Health Professionals to Counsel Patients on Gun Violence Prevention

Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill awarding millions of dollars in funding to UC Davis, which will teach healthcare providers intervention techniques for patients.

Medical Data of 1 Million New Zealanders Potentially Exposed in Health System Breach

Medical Data of 1 Million New Zealanders Potentially Exposed in Health System Breach

The health organization realized during an investigation of an August breach that its systems had been breached several times prior to the known attack.

Ransomware Attack Causes Alabama Hospital System to Turn Patients Away

Ransomware Attack Causes Alabama Hospital System to Turn Patients Away

In the latest ransomware attack scourge, three hospitals in Alabama were able to continue serving existing patients but said they could not take new cases.

FDA Warns Medical Device Manufacturers of “Urgent” Cybersecurity Flaws

FDA Warns Medical Device Manufacturers of “Urgent” Cybersecurity Flaws

Security researchers found 11 significant vulnerabilities in devices that use the IPnet software, though there are no confirmed incidents involving takeovers of the devices.

Following Shooting, Florida VA Hospital Increases Police Presence and Security Checks

Following Shooting, Florida VA Hospital Increases Police Presence and Security Checks

The hospital where a mentally ill veteran opened fire in an emergency room is also home to a congressional office.

Millions of Americans’ Medical Images Were Left Unprotected on The Web, Report Finds

Millions of Americans’ Medical Images Were Left Unprotected on The Web, Report Finds

A new investigation discovered that the medical images and health data of more than 5 million patients in the U.S. was readily accessible on the web without a password or login.

Mitigating Workplace Violence

Mitigating Workplace Violence

To ensure continual patient care and remain compliant with regulations, hospitals have well-documented security protocols and deploy technology to ensure those can be executed smoothly, from cybersecurity solutions on the digital side to video surveillance and door scanners, among other tools, on premises.

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Healthcare Industry Facing Growing Range of Cyber Threats From Hackers, Foreign Countries

A new report predicts a new frontier of cyber attacks for healthcare organizations, including ransomware, international espionage and the hacking of biomedical devices.

  • Chemical Distribution is No Place for a Bad Actor or Terrorist Chemical Distribution is No Place for a Bad Actor or Terrorist

    In this episode, Ralph C. Jensen and Eric Byer talk about Chemical distributors and their task to balance a host of security-related issues: from safely handling and transporting hazardous chemicals to securing facilities against inclement weather.

Digital Edition

  • Security Today Magazine - April 2021

    April 2021

    Featuring:

    • Transforming Security
    • Driving COVID Adaptations
    • A Capitol Breach
    • Running the Gauntlet
    • On a Cloud of its Own

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