Institute issues guidance for protecting medical device systems from ransomware

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ECRI Institute yesterday released guidance to help hospitals protect their medical device systems from ransomware attacks. The report provides recommendations for adapting general cybersecurity principles to the particular requirements of medical device systems, including do’s and don’ts for quickly... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tag: Cybersecurity

On Guard for Cyber Attacks

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The recent worldwide ransomware attack proves just how important cybersecurity is for hospitals. While many entities around the world saw their operations temporarily crippled by the attack, thankfully, few U.S. hospitals were successfully breached. That speaks to the tremendous efforts the field has made... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tag: Cybersecurity

HHS updates ransomware guidance for health care organizations

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The Department of Health and Human Services last night issued updated ransomware and cyber threat guidance for health care organizations. Ransomware attacks, a type of cyberattack in which the actors demand the payment of ransom to regain access to a victim’s data, were reported Friday by companies and... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tag: Cybersecurity

England's National Health Service, others report ransomware attacks

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Hospitals and other clinical services in England’s National Health Service today reported a ransomware attack, a type of cyberattack in which the actors demand the payment of ransom to regain access to a victim’s data. “This attack was not specifically targeted at the NHS and is affecting organizations... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tag: Cybersecurity

President issues executive order on cybersecurity, critical infrastructure

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President Trump yesterday issued an executive order on strengthening the cybersecurity of federal networks and critical infrastructure, which includes hospitals and health systems. Among other provisions, the order calls for each federal agency to use the Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tag: Cybersecurity

NIST issues draft guidance on securing wireless infusion pumps

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The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence, part of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, has released draft guidance to help health care organizations secure wireless infusion pumps. Developed in collaboration with the health care community and manufacturers, the guidance uses... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tag: Cybersecurity

FBI director encourages close collaboration to combat cyberattacks in health care

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FBI Director James Comey today encouraged hospital and health system leaders to work closely with the FBI on reporting cyberattacks. “We will be open and honest with you and treat you as what you are: victims,” Comey said at the AHA Annual Membership Meeting. He said collaboration between the hospital and... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tag: Cybersecurity

AHA cybersecurity training for hospital leaders

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Whether it’s phishing attacks, malware and ransomware, encryption blind spots, cloud threats or a breach inadvertently triggered by an employee, hospitals and health systems need to be aware of cybersecurity risks that can cause them harm. Failure to detect an attack can cause a hit to the bottom line and... read more

Topic: Quality and Patient Safety
Tag: Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity

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America’s hospital and health systems must be prepared to battle viruses every day – and that includes the malicious malware viruses attacking hospital computers, networks, and connected devices.

While no economic sector is immune from attacks, criminals increasingly seek to infiltrate critical hospital... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tag: Cybersecurity

FBI Director Comey to address AHA annual meeting

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Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey will share his perspectives on the cyber threat landscape for health care and prevention strategies as a keynote speaker Monday, May 8 at the AHA Annual Membership Meeting. For more on the meeting, May 7-10 in Washington, D.C., and to register, visit ... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tag: Cybersecurity

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