After the ordeal, executives at the company took some solace in knowing that insurance would help cover the costs. Or so they thought.
Mondelez’s insurer, Zurich Insurance, said it would not be sending a reimbursement check. It cited a common, but rarely used, clause in insurance contracts: the “war exclusion,” which protects insurers from being saddled with costs related to damage from war.Continue reading
Battle Creek, Mich.-based Brookside ENT and Hearing Center is shutting down after cyber hackers deleted all the practice’s patient records, WWMT, a CBS affiliate, reports.Continue reading
They’re not entirely new but each brings fresh twists health and IT executives will need to keep pace with moving forward.Continue reading
The digitization of health care promises to be transformative for patients and medical practitioners alike. New technologies and techniques — including big data, machine learning and artificial intelligence — are already helping to make health-care delivery more efficient, effective and less expensive.Continue reading
Everyday people place their bodies and their lives into the hands of healthcare professionals. Doctors, nurses and others put time and care into making us feel better when we are sick, and providing advice for longer, more vivacious lives. But there is another field in which healthcare is severely lacking — cybersecurity.Continue reading
The CRR is a no-cost, voluntary, non-technical assessment to evaluate an organization’s operational resilience and cybersecurity practices. The CRR may be conducted as a self-assessment or as an on-site assessment facilitated by DHS cybersecurity professionals. The CRR assesses enterprise programs and practices across a range of ten domains including risk management, incident management, service continuity, and others. The assessment is designed to measure existing organizational resilience as well as provide a gap analysis for improvement based on recognized best practices.Continue reading
The cyber security record book has closed on 2018, and what a ghastly year it was.Continue reading
Cybersecurity is still the big one. But interoperability and telehealth are not far behind for leading organizations’ technology goals.Continue reading
Healthcare IT News October 2018 Healthcare continued to be a lucrative target for hackers in 2017 with weaponized ransomware, misconfigured cloud storage buckets and phishing emails dominating the year. In 2018, these threats will continue and cybercriminals will likely get more creative despite better awareness among healthcare organizations at the executive level for the funding needed to protect themselves. This collection highlights […]Continue reading
A new strain of ransomware first reported in August is now being seen in Canada, hitting at least four organizations here.
“I’m starting to see a certain type of ransomware called Ryuk targeting healthcare organizations,” Canadian cyber security lawyer Imrad Ahmad told IT World Canada on Tuesday. “Typically ransomware locks up your system. This one actually exfiltrates data” as well.Continue reading