Healthcare


What the NHS could learn from 2017’s WannaCry attack

David Navin, head of healthcare and enterprise at Smoothwall, reflects on the lessons of the ransomware attack that affected more than 200,000 computers in over 150 countries and brought more than a third of NHS Trusts to a standstill. Read More

Why are hospitals such a major target for hackers?

The NHS was hit by the wave of ransomware attacks - dubbed WannaCry - last year and other hospitals around the world have been targeted. Why are they such a popular target and what can they do about it? Read More

NHS is “not alone” in its inertia post-WannaCry, says cybersecurity chief

“The Public Account Committee’s report into the NHS WannaCry cyber-attack highlights a lack of preparedness for attacks of this nature, but the NHS is not alone in this,” said Andrew Beckett, managing director of Kroll’s cyber security and investigations division. Read More

Pacemakers and other implanted medical devices present “life or death” cybersecurity risk

Part of the burgeoning internet of things trend, cardiac monitors, glucometers, insulin pumps and other medical devices are increasingly connected to wifi and equipped with sensors. Read More

Three data breaches that should alarm the healthcare industry

Traci Folse of mackeepersecurity.com revisits some recent healthcare breaches that should focus minds in hospital IT departments. Read More

Healthcare fire safety: The innovation that outperforms conventional smoke detectors on false alarms and early detection

More sophisticated smoke detection technology is lowering costs, offering earlier detection and reducing disruption during healthcare inspections and testing. Read More

Architect says sprinkler installation at Glasgow Hospital was used as an excuse to flout other building standards

An architect who helped design Scotland's largest hospital has warned that corners were cut in the construction of the 14-storey complex in the name of keeping costs down. Read More

NHS cyber-attack: cybersecurity experts reflect on the lessons

Several cybersecurity experts have shared with IFSEC Global their thoughts on the implications and lessons to draw from the global wave of ransomware attacks. Read More

US regulator and healthcare sector fear medical device hacks

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and medical device makers are expecting more hacking attacks, according to an in-depth piece published by The Hill. Read More

Goodbye passwords, hello heart monitoring? How doctors might one day check your vital signs to access your data

The electrical activity of the heart is being investigated as a potential form of verification by researchers. Read More



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