CIA and German Encryption Scheme

CIA Participates in Nationwide Encryption Scheme

Government entities worldwide have used encryption to enable confidential communication about covert operations, allied countries, and strategic plans during wartime. Beginning in the 1940s during World War II and continuing throughout the Cold War, a machine known as the M-209 … Continue Reading

Ransomware Healthcare Financial Patient Loss

Losses in the Healthcare Sector Due to Ransomware

Ransomware attacks have only gained momentum since they became a digital threat. Healthcare organizations are the most targeted groups for ransomware attacks due to the sensitive protected health information (PHI) that they store. These attacks result in financial losses and … Continue Reading

Best Practices to Protect PHI from Hackers

How Healthcare Organizations Protect PHI from Hackers

To a healthcare organization, its most valuable assets are the technology used to treat disease and highly trained medical professionals who care for patients. To a hacker, the most valuable asset is protected health information (PHI). This dataset contains information … Continue Reading

Value of Patient Health Records for Hackers

Why Healthcare Data Is Valuable to Hackers

If a cybercriminal gains access to your entire health record, that information becomes the target of every conceivable variation of a cyberattack. A health record contains some of the most sensitive personally identifiable information (PII) about a person. But perhaps … Continue Reading

FBI Apple Encryption Debate

Government Asks Apple for Encryption Backdoor in the Name of Security

Following an incident in December 2019 when a Saudi national opened fire at a military base in Pensacola, Florida, the US government has been trying to make it easier for federal officials to access critical data for foreign shooters. In … Continue Reading

EHR Off-Site Backup

The Need for an Offsite Backup for Electronic Health Records (EHR)

Healthcare organizations are some of the most targeted victims of data breaches and other digital attacks. If all their critical data on employees, business operations, and most importantly, patients, is stored on-site, then one cyber attack puts everything at risk. … Continue Reading

Artificial Intelligence Medical Industry

AI Correctly Diagnoses Patients Over Human Doctors

The medical field is continually advancing. Along with gaining new skills and knowledge, the healthcare industry is now incorporating technology at greater speeds than ever before. Artificial Intelligence (AI) is quickly becoming one of the most dominant trends in the … Continue Reading

Healthcare Technology Trends for 2020

Healthcare Tech Trends for 2020

Each year, the health industry is characterized by different trends. In 2019, the industry emphasized improved patient and provider communications, better access to care, and higher levels of patient satisfaction. Next year, however, experts predict an emphasis on technology instead. … Continue Reading

Healthcare Organization Fined Over Medical Records

Medical Organization Fined Over Patient Medical Records

The Office of Civil Rights (OCR) under the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently announced it was taking action against Korunda Medical, a pain management provider. HIPAA, the law mandating and enumerating a patient’s right to privacy, was … Continue Reading

FIPS Encryption in Healthcare

FIPS-Level Encryption Means Higher Security for Healthcare

Encryption alone stands as a vital layer of protection for your sensitive data, but encryption that is FIPS validated brings a whole new level of government-approved security. Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) are standards set forth by the U.S. government … Continue Reading