In-brief: Why are hospitals in the cross hairs for cyber criminals? The Security Ledger speaks with Kevin Fu of The University of Michigan. Fu said that hospitals face a number of challenges, as more (insecure) devices become connected to the Internet. Individual facilities – especially small hospitals – often lack the expertise and tools needed to manage their risk.
In-brief: Healthcare organizations are woefully prepared to defend against cyber attacks that could affect patient health due, in part, to a narrow focus on protecting patient health information.
In-brief: Thousands of clinical systems are exposed to remote attacks according to researchers, who say that poorly designed and loosely configured medical devices are a major source of insecurity.
In-brief: In what may become a trend, an insurance company is denying a claim from a California healthcare provider following the leak of data on more than 32,000 patients. The insurer, Columbia Casualty, charges that Cottage Health System did an inadequate job of protecting patient data.
In-brief: A researcher studying the workings of a wireless-enabled drug infusion pump by the firm Hospira said the device utterly lacked security controls, making it “the least secure IP enabled device” he had ever worked with. His research prompted a warning from the Department of Homeland Security.