cybersecurity

By Bill Siwicki June 12, 2017
When Beaumont Health System in Dearborn, Michigan, identified the need for heightened and more effective security training in 2014, it brought on a new security executive with a bright idea. Scott Larsen, manager of cybersecurity operations and architecture, tracked down a company that delivers security training in bite-sized chunks – 10-minute interactive sessions using the gamification style. “...
By Heather Mack June 5, 2017
There are plenty of things that hold back innovation in healthcare – regulatory requirements, slow-to-materialize financial returns and the general complexity of the industry have all made healthcare lag behind other tech-enabled fields. Nevertheless, developers and entrepreneurs have persisted, and we now find ourselves surrounded by countless digital health devices. But with that innovation...
By Bill Siwicki May 5, 2017
A new report claims 64 percent of enterprise security professionals doubt their organizations can prevent a breach to employees’ mobile devices. What’s more, 20 percent of businesses have experienced a mobile breach, while 24 percent don’t even know if they have or can’t tell whether they’ve had one, according to a new survey of 410 security professionals by Dimensional Research. The survey...
By Bill Siwicki October 19, 2016
Seventy-eight percent of business professionals, including healthcare executives, believe the threat from the so-called Internet of Radios will increase in the next 12 months, according to a new study from Bastille Networks Internet Security, a vendor of enterprise threat detection technology and services. The Internet of Radios is the collection of Internet of Things, mobile, medical and other...
By Heather Mack September 13, 2016
Medical device software security company MedCrypt, which is building, “security as a service” for connected device companies, has raised $750,000 in seed financing in a round led by Safeguard Science and angel investors. The company will use the funds to conduct commercial pilots with medical device vendors. MedCrypt’s technology looks out for security weaknesses that arise from a combination of...
By Heather Mack August 24, 2016
Deploying mobile technology in hospitals has plenty of advantages – swift communication between nurses, doctors and other members of the care team, coordination of care, and more efficient workflows. But such communication platforms are also at a high risk for cybersecurity attacks, something a recent survey found most hospitals to be very concerned about. Spyglass Consulting Group, a Menlo Park...
By Jonah Comstock July 27, 2015
The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE), a division of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has penned a five-part draft guidance on cybersecurity for mobile devices that connect to electronic health records. The guidance includes a step-by-step how-to guide for improving data security that uses commercially available and open source tools and technologies, as...