How Vulnerable to Cybercrime is your Healthcare Organization?

For some time now, we’ve been blogging about increases in cybercrime as well as what you can do about it.  The Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) has published a cybercrime issue brief that explores some of healthcare’s common vulnerabilities typically exploited by cybercriminals today. WEDI also recommends best practices you can apply to help mitigate … Read more

Serious Implications of DDoS & DOS Attacks Prompts OCR to Share Prevention Tips

The Internet of Things (IoT) is leaving gaps that malicious software can exploit, bringing down extensive systems. The increasing frequency and severity of the attacks has healthcare systems and their supporting technology vendors on pins and needles. Healthcare organizations may lose ability to access systems that are critical to patient care, in addition to affecting … Read more

Portland Business Journal Cybersecurity Thought Leader Forum

On July 9th the Portland Business Journal hosted a Thought Leader Forum on cybersecurity. I was honored to be one of the five local cybersecurity experts who participated. We discussed risk assessment, prevention and crisis management (aka data breach). From preventable data breaches to training and enforced policies – because the vast majority of issues … Read more