In the past couple of years, while we have seen a rise in businesses adopting new cyber-security policies, such measures have not been able to curb the rise of malicious malware and cyber-weapons used against healthcare.
The ongoing SamSam ransomware campaign responsible for recently infecting the US city of Atlanta, the Colorado Department of Transportation and an array of health care organisations represents an emerging operational model.
Fitbit and Google have inked a deal that will have the fitness device vendor upload data to Google's Cloud Healthcare API so it can be made accessible by healthcare providers.
A new attack group - Orangeworm - targeting the healthcare sector and related industries has been spotted by security researchers from Symantec.
BJC HealthCare in the US said a data storage error potentially compromised 33,420 patient records when the information was accidentally made publicly available for nine months.
Healthcare is the only industry in which internal threat actors are the biggest threat to an organisation, a recent study posits.
A new variant of SamSam ransomware was observed targeting multiple industries including government, healthcare and Industrial Control Systems in a series of attacks that don't appear to be highly targeted but more opportunistic.
Healthcare data has been stolen from more than half of Norway's population by a hacker or hacker group. The attack happened on 8 January according to BleepingComputer and came to light this week.
In less than six months, the GDPR will transform how organisation are able to use, store and share consumer data. This impacts every industry, but the already heavily-regulated healthcare sector will be hit particularly hard.
"Wearables are being adopted by the healthcare industry but data privacy concerns need to be addressed"
If we are to take advantage of the opportunities offered by wearables in healthcare, safeguarding of personal and sensitive data must be a prime concern, with features to support privacy and protection against misuse of data.
Despite ruling that the Royal Free NHS Trust failed to comply with data protection laws in its experiment with Google DeepMind, the ICO has not slapped the trust with a fine, saying, "The Data Protection Act is not a barrier to innovation."
Eileen Haggerty looks at the steps needed to secure patient data, whether current approaches are suitable in the tech-driven world we operate in, and how it's all interconnected.
Hackers on Tuesday publicly posted more than 25,000 files and private images stolen from a Lithuanian plastic surgery clinic
The healthcare industry believes attacks on a medical device built or in use by their organisations is likely to occur over the next 12 months.
Security researchers at McAfee say they have developed an experimental method for recovering files encrypted by WannaCry ransomware.
The UK Government wants more robust protections in place to defend NHS patient data. US-style stakeholder collaboration could be even more effective in protecting patient data, says Jamie Stone.
In the wake of the WannaCry ransomware which took out over 60 NHS trusts, SC ponders on where the blame lays.
A combination of WannaCrypt0r and the EternalBlue exploit harvested from the NSA is forcing the closure of networks around the world including many NHS trusts in the UK.
Private health company fined £200,000 by ICO as it emerges that Indian firm used for transcribing recordings of doctor-patient interviews was storing data on unsecured server.
Chris Welch discusses what healthcare organisations in the UK should be doing to protect themselves against cyber-attacks.
NHS trust denies that ransomware was spreading through systems as probe launched to ascertain extent and source of infection at its four hospitals.
Some NHS trusts were spending as much as £100,000 a year on cyber-security in 2015 while others were spending nothing, according to figures collated by Sky News.
Ransomware most likely culprit for network infection that closed down three hospitals in North Lincolnshire and affected several other affiliated institutions.
An FOI disclosure from the NHS has shown nearly 30 NHS trusts to be the victims of ransomware attacks in the past 12 months.
A new report from the Institute of Critical Infrastructure Technology undresses what happens to private medical data after its stolen from the hospital and the heaving marketplaces it ends up in
FOI request shows cyber assault on healthcare sector.
FireEye researchers have spotted a Locky ransomware campaign targeting the healthcare sector around the world
Doctors and nurses would rather save a patient's life than adhere to infosec best practices, according to new research into healthcare cyber-security.
The healthcare sector is vulnerable to cyber-attack, keeping a lot of personal data that attackers are increasingly targetting, and the NHS needs to get its defences in place now says Stuart Robb.