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

Privacy Concerns over Biometric ID Programs Across the World

Privacy Concerns with Government-Imposed Biometric ID Programs

In our lifetime, technological advancements have aided in creating vast networking capabilities, making services easier to utilize and giving billions of people opportunities they might not have had otherwise. But with technology, whether existing or emerging, the more it is … 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

Healthcare Systems and Your Patient Data

How Your Digital Patient Information is Shared in Healthcare Systems

In the healthcare world, providing excellent patient care will always be the chief priority along with the oath to ‘do no harm.’ Healthcare organizations throughout the United States abide by this oath, but when it comes to a patient’s protected … 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

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

Importance of Encryption in Healthcare

Importance of Encryption in the Healthcare Sector

Protected Health Information (PHI) is the glue that holds a healthcare system together. Electronic health records include insurance information, proper dosage amounts for medicine, and other personal information. The digital age of healthcare allows for easy access to this information … Continue Reading

HIPAA Violation Cost Encryption

The True Cost of a HIPAA Violation in Healthcare

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) was created to ensure healthcare data is safeguarded and patient privacy is protected. Violating this act not only costs the healthcare industry thousands of dollars in violation fees but puts … Continue Reading