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USB Hardware Easily Subverted, Researchers Claim
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
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Security researchers say they can reprogram USB controller chips to hijack USB devices and connected computers.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 7/31/2014
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10 Health Apps That Might Make You Sick
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
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As government and industry groups debate the best way to oversee healthcare apps, some questionable software hits the market.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 7/31/2014
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Healthcare Security: CSOs Needed
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
Too many healthcare environments cling to insecure legacy systems and lax accessibility standards. It's time to enact strong security leadership.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 7/29/2014
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Insecure Communications Costly For Hospitals
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
Even one insecure text message can be expensive, as one North Carolina facility discovered. It's time for healthcare organizations to implement efficient, secure communication systems.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 7/28/2014
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When Patients Fear EHR
Mansur Hasib, Contributing Writer
Commentary
When patients believe paper medical records are safer and more private than electronic ones, their health can suffer.
By Mansur Hasib Contributing Writer, 7/28/2014
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Cyber Attacks Happen: Build Resilient Systems
Rutrell Yasin, Freelance Writer
News
You can't stop all attacks or build the perfect defense system. The higher-level objective is resilience.
By Rutrell Yasin , 7/25/2014
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Wearables In Healthcare: Privacy Rules Needed
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
Commentary
Johns Hopkins patient privacy violation didn't involve Google Glass or wearables but indicates why the healthcare industry must head off trouble with wearables in clinical settings.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 7/23/2014
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Web Tracking Advances Beat Privacy Defenses
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
News
Technologies such as canvas fingerprinting, evercookies, and cookie syncing prompt new call for privacy regulation.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 7/22/2014
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Meaningful Use EHR Audits: When, Not If
Paul Cerrato,
Commentary
So your organization has accepted the feds' financial incentive. Now it's time to prove you're entitled to it.
By Paul Cerrato , 7/22/2014
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IBM-Apple Deal: Healthcare iOS Nirvana?
David F Carr, Editor, InformationWeek Healthcare
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IBM and Apple hope to use existing partnerships with healthcare software vendor Epic Systems and doctors' love for their iPhones and iPads to build an iOS healthcare software empire.
By David F Carr Editor, InformationWeek Healthcare, 7/21/2014
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How E-Discovery Cuts Legal Costs For Novo Nordisk
Jonathan Malz, Litigation Attorney, Novo Nordisk
Commentary
Pharma giant boosts efficiency, reduces outsourcing labor with in-house technology that discovers and produces electronic information for legal purposes.
By Jonathan Malz Litigation Attorney, Novo Nordisk, 7/21/2014
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Healthcare IT Cloud Safety: 5 Basics
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
Healthcare is warming up to cloud services, and that means extra vigilance. Here's what you should be doing at a minimum to keep data safe.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 7/17/2014
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Data Breach Notification Law: Will Florida Lead?
Mac McMillan, CEO, CynergisTek
Commentary
Florida's stringent new breach notification law might encourage lawmakers to finally enact a federal standard.
By Mac McMillan CEO, CynergisTek, 7/16/2014
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Can Privacy Survive Social Networking?
Tonia Allen Gould, Founder & CEO, Tagsource
Commentary
Sgrouples shows social networking doesn't have to mean surrendering personal data.
By Tonia Allen Gould Founder & CEO, Tagsource, 7/14/2014
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Standardize EMRs, For Security & Safety's Sake
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
Commentary
Electronic medical records help healthcare organizations improve patient care, but lack of standardization could cause safety and security problems.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 7/14/2014
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HIPAA Compliance: What Every Developer Should Know
Jason Wang, Founder & CEO, TrueVault
Commentary
Apple Health and Google Fit have spurred a surge of interest in health apps. Here's what developers need to understand about HIPAA compliance.
By Jason Wang Founder & CEO, TrueVault, 7/11/2014
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How Public Cloud Could Revive VDI
Jasmine  McTigue, Principal, McTigue Analytics
News
Consumer-class cloud services force IT to get aggressive with endpoint control or accept that sensitive data will be in the wind -- or take a new approach, such as reconsidering virtual desktops.
By Jasmine McTigue Principal, McTigue Analytics, 7/8/2014
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HIPAA Complaints Vex Healthcare Organizations
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
Since 2013, complaints to the Department of Health and Human Services have risen regarding Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act violations.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 7/8/2014
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Florida Law Aims To Tighten Data Security
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
Florida's new data privacy law increases security accountability for all enterprises; healthcare providers could face greater burden to protect patients' personal information.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 7/7/2014
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Don't Set The CISO Up To Fail
Mansur Hasib, Contributing Writer
Commentary
More healthcare organizations are hiring CISOs -- a good thing. But bad management structure, insufficient resources, and poor understanding of risks often doom these newly appointed security executives.
By Mansur Hasib Contributing Writer, 7/7/2014
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