Privacy and Security

Ransomware Attacks Will Be More Devastating and Widespread

Ransomware Attacks Will Be More Devastating and Widespread

An analysis of how unprepared businesses are to fight back against the continued problem of ransomware is featured in the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report. Ed Amoroso, CEO of TAG Cyber and former CISO at AT&T, predicts ransomware attacks will be even more […]

CMS reaffirms its ban on texting physician orders, clarifies patient information exchange

CMS reaffirms its ban on texting physician orders, clarifies patient information exchange

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services clarified its position on texting in a new memo to state surveyors this week, noting that while texting physician orders is still prohibited, exchanging patient information on a secure platform is permitted. The clarification comes weeks after the […]

Data breaches rising because of lack of cybersecurity acumen

Data breaches rising because of lack of cybersecurity acumen

“Organizations are feeling the pain of the cybersecurity skills shortage, and the situation is getting worse.” View More

2017 Health Data Breach Tally: An Analysis

2017 Health Data Breach Tally: An Analysis

“Compared to the mega-breaches that hit the healthcare sector in 2015 and 2016, the top 10 breaches reported for 2017 were far smaller. The 10 largest incidents of 2017 reported so far affected a combined total of just 2.6 million individuals. And as of Dec.” […]

I’ m not ready to break up with Google

I’ m not ready to break up with Google

Originally published @ www.studyingsocialmedia.com Last week Wednesday’s class conversation began around SOPA . . . this week Google took center-stage as the current news topic of interest. The release of Google’s proposed privacy policy gave those of us with Google accounts plenty to consider.  The discussion made me […]