See how many healthcare data breaches have been reported so far in 2017, how many are due to hacking, what areas are lacking in security protection, how many ransomware attacks have targeted healthcare and more.
In the wake of the widespread ransomware attack launched last Friday that has quickly spread worldwide, the Dept. of Health and Human Services (HHS) sent an email reminder to healthcare organizations, urging them to adhere to the Office for Civil Rights’ (OCR) ransomware guide published last year.
The FBI has issued a private industry notification to the healthcare industry, warning organizations that attackers are actively targeting FTP (File Transfer Protocol) servers to access protected health information.
The Office for Civil Rights is conducting audits of healthcare providers and business associates. The goal is to assess HIPAA compliance efforts and discover new security risks.