Providers must confront radical change in shifting competitive landscape: experts
Jessica R. Towhey
Aug 09, 2023
Aging services and the long-term care sector will radically change over the next 10 years as the number of seniors seeking care grows exponentially, according to experts participating in a symposium focusing...
Why healthcare cybersecurity should be a top priority
Jul 17, 2023
In the healthcare sector, cybersecurity has quickly emerged as the most significant vulnerability. Skilled nursing facilities and other long-term care centers are especially vulnerable to cyberattacks...
Sophisticated cyber attacks expose vulnerable LTC data
May 01, 2023
Not long ago, Social Security numbers were highly valued commodities among cyberthieves. Today, the golden goose is a patient’s health record.
Consulate hit by Hive cyberattack, threatened with patient, staff data exposure
Jessica R. Towhey
Jan 13, 2023
Hackers have hit a major nursing home chain, potentially exposing a significant amount of patient and staff data in a brazen extortion attempt.
Ransomware attacks on healthcare organizations on the rise
Dec 29, 2022
Nearly twofold increase in annual number of attacks seen from 2016 to 2021, exposing information of nearly 42 million patients
Executives’ weak passwords lead to breaches in healthcare and other industries
May 26, 2022
Healthcare executives are increasingly exposing their companies to more breaches due to weak passwords, a new study reveals.
Worker data under threat: Another concern for providers desperate for staff
Dec 07, 2021
Legal experts insist the threat to healthcare providers relying more than ever on vendors for temporary help is very real.
Ransomware is rampant: Is your facility safe?
Sep 22, 2021
With ransomware attacks on long-term care facilities increasing, managers are asking, “Are we vulnerable too?” or even “Are we next?” According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, IT support...
Don’t sleep on HIPAA and cybersecurity
Neville M. Bilimoria
May 23, 2021
The recent events of the Colonial Pipeline gas shortage in the Southeast have highlighted a very real concern for our nation’s cybersecurity. Cyber criminals are still out there, and seemingly stronger...
Nursing homes’ security threatened by information posted to hacker website
Feb 19, 2014
Documents posted to a file-sharing website could have been used to steal medical record and credit card information from three nursing homes in New York state, according to a Tuesday report in the Wall...