Health InfoSec: The Wellbeing of the Healthcare Industry in the Era of Cyber-Attacks

The healthcare industry is going through a digital revolution. Hospitals pay more attention to technology than ever before. Both patients and professionals realize the benefits of telemedicine, mHealth, wearables, and smart devices and systems. Patient electronic medical records are entered online, letting patients access their own health data from home, helping doctors collaborate with each other remotely, and giving medical researchers access to millions of healthcare records.

But this transformation comes at the cost of security. Digital patient records have become a prime target for hackers due to the huge amount of sensitive information they contain. According to the newly released Study on Privacy and Security of Healthcare Data by the Ponemon Institute, nearly 90% of healthcare organizations experienced at least one data breach in the past two years, and 45% of them had more than five. Continue reading

Auriga Delivers Four Presentations at CEE-SECR 2016

secr_2016_bl-engOn October 28–30, Auriga’s experts took part in the 2016 Central & Eastern European Software Engineering Conference in Russia (CEE-SECR 2016). This year, Auriga again served as the sponsor of the event. Nearly 500 participants—experts from leading IT companies, tech entrepreneurs, investors, scientists, and IT students—met together at the Digital October Center in Moscow to share experiences and ideas and discuss the hottest topics of this year. Continue reading