As COVID-19 ravaged hospitals’ patient care units last year, opportunistic criminals saw an opportunity to pluck low-hanging fruit: Hacking groups decided to breach and ransom healthcare institutions during a time of global crisis.
Avanan announced the release of the company's 1H 2021 Global Phish Cyber Attack Report, which analyzes today’s threat landscape, phishing vectors, and industry-based attacks, exposing healthcare and manufacturing as two of the top industries being targeted by hackers in the first half of the year.
(ISC)² – nonprofit association of certified cybersecurity professionals – announced that its healthcare security and cloud security certifications have been approved by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) as prerequisites of employment for certain security workforce categories.
Let's discuss the current state of cybersecurity in the healthcare space, what increased infosecurity technology can do to help mitigate cyberattacks and tips for securing healthcare practices as the hybrid workforce continues.
As NHS England announced this week they will share more than 55 million patient's mental and sexual health and criminal and abuse records with third-party researchers, the question for other healthcare organizations becomes, are you doing the same, and how do you keep patient data safe?
When an employee or security can rapidly and effectively incapacitate and control a potentially violent subject without physical contact and without any effect on bystanders or lasting harm to the subject, virtually all potential catalysts of injury from violence are effectively eliminated.
Each year, National Missing Children’s Day draws attention to the importance of developing greater protection for vulnerable children. Since more than 40 percent of all infant abductions occur in hospitals, it is crucial for security officers and directors to continue augmenting safety protocols and systems to protect newborns and their parents.
ON DEMAND: Community healthcare facilities have unique security needs and for many organizations, physical security technology and training are new to this space. Security professionals in rural community healthcare clinics have to rely on instinct, behavior monitoring, body language, tone of voice and more to determine risk, deescalate situations and maintain the safety and security of staff, patients and visitors.