Hospital Security


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.

Massachusetts Nurses Push For Law To Protect Them From Patient Violence

Massachusetts Nurses Push For Law To Protect Them From Patient Violence

The proposed measure would require hospitals and other employers to implement workplace violence prevention programs.

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Researchers: Your ‘Anonymous Data’ May Not Be As Anonymous After All

Americans could be signing over the keys to their identity when filling out medical forms that promise to “anonymize” their information, according to a new algorithm developed by scientists.

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Healthcare Industry at Highest Risk of Cybersecurity Breaches, Study Finds

While healthcare organizations are confidently moving sensitive patient data to the cloud, less than half are encrypting that information.

A Healthcare Revolution

A Healthcare Revolution

In 2017, the state of California passed Senate Bill 1299, ushering into law a set of regulations requiring California healthcare providers to take specific steps to prevent workplace violence and ensure a safe environment for both patients and caregivers.

A Secure Healthcare Prescription

A Secure Healthcare Prescription

Hospitals and other healthcare facilities face unique security and surveillance challenges.

New York Hospital to Increase Emergency Department Security

New York Hospital to Increase Emergency Department Security

RRH officials said security will be increased in multiple areas of the emergency department, including the addition of more staff and a metal detector.

Penn State Medical Center to Arm Security Guards

Penn State Medical Center to Arm Security Guards

These new safety and security measures come in light of an increase in violence against nurses and health care workers on the job. This year, Penn State Health has seen two violent incidents.

Cybersecurity Challenges

Cybersecurity Challenges

Healthcare institutions face a variety of cybersecurity challenges, and the threats continue to grow and evolve. Hospitals are particularly vulnerable to data breaches and ransomware attacks because of the high value of healthcare data

Be Strong

Be Strong

Looking at examples of how municipalities or governments protect these assets can help businesses plan as well. Critical infrastructure for businesses often shares similar needs with municipalities: how do we best protect servers, structures and the people who live and work in private buildings?

Digital Edition

  • Security Today Magazine - November December 2019

    November/December 2019

    Featuring:

    • The Security of Medicine
    • Security Trends to Watch
    • Envisioning What Might Be Ahead in 2020
    • Security Foresights of the New Year
    • Integrated Technology Drives Security

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