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Computer Theft Raises Health Data Security Concerns for 8K

Reading Time: < 1 minute  |  Published: November 2, 2017 in Industry News
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Recent cases of health data security incidents, some affecting PHI security, include device theft, and unauthorized employee access of patient data. Brevard Physician Associates announced on its website that it was burglarized on September 4, 2017, raising possible health data security concerns for 7,976 patients. The Melbourne,...

Cyber-attack cost Merck $135m in lost sales

Reading Time: < 1 minute  |  Published: October 27, 2017 in Industry News
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Pharmaceutical giant Merck & Co says a recent cyber-attack resulted in production shutdowns and cost it around $135m in lost revenue. Merck – known as MSD outside North America – said the attack had a particular impact on its ability to supply its human papillomavirus (HPV)...

Hackers Target Nation’s Schools

Reading Time: < 1 minute  |  Published: October 24, 2017 in Industry News
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Criminals make student data public in escalating demands for ransom; some districts pay up Hackers looking to exploit sensitive information for profit are increasingly targeting the nation’s schools, where they are finding a relatively weak system to protect a valuable asset: student data. Cyberthieves have struck more...