Healthcare struggles to recruit top cybersecurity pros

Healthcare struggles to recruit top cybersecurity pros

By Joseph Conn  |  October 24, 2015

The market for cybersecurity workers is red hot and that's putting heat on the healthcare industry, which has lagged other industries in information-technology spending. But after a spate of massive cybersecurity attacks this year, the industry is scrambling to shore up its defenses.

1.5 million patient records exposed on cloud-based backup service

By Joseph Conn  |  September 21, 2015

Patient records on insurance claims were accessed on a cloud-based backup service, according to Systema Software, the software provider. The breach exposed data that included police injury reports, drug tests, notes on doctor visits and Social Security numbers.

Cyberattack on New York Blues plan Excellus affects 10 million

By Adam Rubenfire  |  September 09, 2015

Excellus Blue Cross and Blue Shield, a Rochester, N.Y.-based insurer, disclosed Wednesday afternoon that it was the victim of a sophisticated cyberattack by hackers who may have gained access to over 10 million personal records.

Radiation oncology practice settles with HHS over data breach

By Adam Rubenfire  |  September 02, 2015

Cancer Care Group, a radiation oncology practice in Indiana, paid $750,000 to settle potential violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act in connection with the theft of protected information from 55,000 current and former patients.

UCLA Health breach puts data at risk for 4.5M

UCLA Health breach puts data at risk for 4.5M

By Joseph Conn  |  July 17, 2015

Four-hospital UCLA Health said Friday that cyber criminals hit part of its network that contains the records of an estimated 4.5 million people.

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