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How Universal Health Services Could Have Avoided A Ransomware Attack

Over the weekend of September 26th, major healthcare provider Universal Health Services experienced a ransomware attack resulting in widespread computer systems failures. Without access to their digital databases, doctors and nurses were...

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3 Ways to Mitigate Cyber Risk in Temporary COVID-19 Hospitals

As cases of COVID-19 have grown, a lack of capacity has led governments to erect temporary hospitals in our nation’s stadiums, parks, and convention centers.

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Could Hackers Target Healthcare Next with Coronavirus Scam?

Cyber hackers are an opportune group of people, hunting like predators and shifting their approach as needed. And now, they’re leveraging the concern and — in some cases — hysteria about the coronavirus outbreak to advance their nefarious...

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How Healthcare Organizations Can Get Ahead of New and Worrisome Cybersecurity Developments

Cybersecurity is a priority for many organizations these days, but one sector of particular concern is healthcare.

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BitSight Study: Healthcare Sector is Far Too Vulnerable to Cyber Threats

Healthcare is under attack. Hospitals, doctors’ networks, insurance companies, and others are prime targets for hackers due to the valuable protected health information (PHI) they store and the vital role they play in our nation’s critical...

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4 Cybersecurity Risks Healthcare Providers Face With Their Vendors

If you’re involved in a healthcare-based organization, you’ve likely noticed the push for stronger vendor security and vendor risk management (VRM) practices. There are a few reasons for this.

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Security Breaches in Healthcare: Lessons Learned From 5 Recent Cases

There have been a number of large security breaches in healthcare over recent years. Indeed, 89% of healthcare organizations have experienced a data breach in the past three years, and more than 32 million people had their protected health...

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Will Healthcare Be the Next Retail?

Today BitSight released a new BitSight Insights Report. Our objective in publishing these reports is to share findings from analysis conducted on the terabytes of security-incident data we gather on a daily basis. Due to our unique...

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Discussing Third-Party Risk Management in the Healthcare Industry

Healthcare security and how updated HIPAA/HITECH Act regulations are changing the nature of risk in that industry are hot topics right now. "The rules have made it easier for organizations to have penalties levied against them because of...

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