Hospital IT Systems At Risk for Denial of Service Cyber Attacks

Despite the minimal impact of this particular attack, in which cybercriminals flood an organization’s servers with data—including data from Internet of Things-connected devices—healthcare security experts warned that many health IT systems are vulnerable to future threats.

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2016 Convention: Privacy and Security Institute Presenters Discuss HIPAA, Enforcement Updates, Cybersecurity
Oct17

2016 Convention: Privacy and Security Institute Presenters Discuss HIPAA, Enforcement Updates, Cybersecurity

AHIMA kicked off the 88th Annual Convention and Exhibit on Saturday with the Privacy and Security Institute—which this year celebrates its 10th anniversary.

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Concerns About Ransomware Rise as Attack Rates Climb

A series of recent surveys point to challenging times ahead for healthcare providers who have neglected to take the proper steps to prevent a cybersecurity attack.

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Tips for Preventing and Responding to a Ransomware Attack
Apr01

Tips for Preventing and Responding to a Ransomware Attack

Having your health data held hostage sounds scary, but there are ways to protect your organization. A cybersecurity expert shares strategies for defending against a new breed of hackers.

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Slideshow: Tips for Preventing a Ransomware Attack
Apr01

Slideshow: Tips for Preventing a Ransomware Attack

Ransomware attacks—where hackers install malware that locks access to certain organization computer systems—have been in the news recently. Privacy and security consultant Tom Walsh, CISSP, recently shared his advice with the Journal of AHIMA.

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