Health InfoSec: How to Stay Ahead of Cyber Threats

The healthcare industry was a major target for cybercriminals in 2015, the worst year in history for healthcare data breaches. Thus, it comes as no surprise that in 2016, information security is considered the top health IT concern. Patient data protection has become a critical business priority for all healthcare organizations, regardless of their size or scope, as every vulnerability puts their reputations and financial performance at risk. Continue reading

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

HL7 Security Issues – How to Protect Patient Data

With the rapid progress of informatization, data protection has come to the fore, and especially stringent requirements are rightly imposed for the protection of health information. The recently developed protocols already correspond to the new requirements. But what about long-in-the-tooth systems, dinosaurs of the times when no one thought that patient data would be of interest to hackers? Developers working with such systems cannot always use the latest versions of protocols; however, this does not mean that data protection is impossible. Continue reading

Can You Trust Outsourcing Companies with the Protection of Your Company’s Data?

Cybersecurity is one of the most serious business risks nowadays, and not just for IT companies but for any company on the market, as more and more companies are starting to use complex information systems, mobile technologies, and cloud and implement Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) practices.

Globally, cybercrime costs businesses $375 billion annually, according to McAfee’s report “Net Losses: Estimating the Global Cost of Cybercrime.” IBM estimated that a single data breach would cost a US company $3.5 million. The most targeted industries are finance and insurance, manufacturing, information and communication, healthcare, and retail and wholesale. Continue reading

All-Over-IP Expo: All You Need to Know about Video Surveillance, Information Security, and Related Software Development

Auriga experts participated in the international forum All-over-IP Expo 2014 that took place on November 19–20 in Moscow. The event included an extensive business agenda and an exhibition where over 150 large Russian and international companies—such as Microsoft, Panasonic, Honeywell, Geutebrueck, Sony, Siemens, and JVC—demonstrated their products and services in the areas of video surveillance, security, and IT. Continue reading