Privacy & Security

Guardians of the Grid tabletop exercise board game
By Andrea Fox 10:26 am September 12, 2023
Guardians of the Grid, designed for individuals and organizations to use as a preparation tool, invites players to take their roles as cybercriminals or cyber defenders. The healthcare CISO who invented it wants to raise funding with Kickstarter.
Square quantum computer components in blue.
By Andrea Fox 06:04 am September 12, 2023
As it works to safeguard existing cybersecurity protocols from easy decryption by a future quantum computer, the agency is requesting feedback on standards for three algorithms designed to withstand quantum-powered cyberattacks.
An IT programmer working on computer codes
By Adam Ang 02:25 am September 12, 2023
The connector plane will ensure safe access to health data on consumer apps.
Scripps Health building complex
By Andrea Fox 10:47 am September 11, 2023
Three states accuse nine individuals for Trickbot and Conti cyberattacks, including Maksim Galochkin, who's indicted in California for three counts related to the 2021 Scripps Health ransomware attack.
Hospital staff in a discussion around the nurses station
By Adam Ang 03:39 am September 11, 2023
It has tapped Logicalis to support its digital transformation.
The panelists on stage
By Andrea Fox 10:17 am September 08, 2023
New patient privacy compliance resources and cross-agency approaches are coming in the next 12-24 months, and could help health systems bolster their security.
Intermountain, SoNE Health and UCLA Medical security leaders at HIMSS Healthcare Cybersecurity Forum
By Mike Miliard 03:45 pm September 07, 2023
Cybersecurity leaders from Intermountain, UCLA Medical and SoNE Health discuss the "delicate balance" of educating hospital staff – not just to avoid phishing tricks, but to gain understanding and appreciation for day-to-day cyber hygiene.
John Riggi, national advisor for cybersecurity and risk for the American Hospital Association
By Andrea Fox 10:37 am September 07, 2023
At the HIMSS Healthcare Cybersecurity Forum, AHA cyber risk advisor John Riggi said health systems need to prepare now for clinical and operational contingencies as high-impact ransomware attacks increase.
The hands of an executive in a suit are signing a document with a pen.
By Andrea Fox 10:50 am September 06, 2023
"It remains a challenge to translate increased awareness into effective cybersecurity strategies that protect people and data," said a Proofpoint leader about new research comparing the POVs board directors and CISOs.
FBI Director Christopher Wray reaches his hand forward as he speaks into a microphone.
By Andrea Fox 10:13 am September 05, 2023
The agency said as part of the international cyber takedown it gained lawful access to Qakbot’s infrastructure and identified more than 700,000 infected computers worldwide, including more than 200,000 in the US.