Cybersecurity

Apr 23, 2018
A group called Orangeworm has been observed installing malicious software called a custom backdoor Trojan within large international corporations that operate in the health care sector in the United States, Europe and Asia, cybersecurity software company Symantec announced today. First identified…
May 7, 2018
Watch the video Health care is facing a period of unprecedented transformation as new entrants seek to disrupt the field and reduce friction for patients, providing an opportunity for hospitals and health systems to reimagine and redefine themselves for the future, AHA President and CEO Rick…
Apr 26, 2018
FDA Plans Cybersecurity ‘Go-Team’ to Strengthen Medical Devices The Food and Drug Administration is pushing manufacturers and health care providers to improve the cybersecurity of medical devices, a manifestation of the Internet of Things that can be notably vulnerable to attack, The Wall Street…
Apr 24, 2018
Cybersecurity is at top of mind for many organizations that work diligently to protect their intellectual property (IP) and consumers, and with good reason. On April 16, 2018, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a technical bulletin indicating…
Apr 20, 2018
The House Energy & Commerce Committee today requested information from stakeholders on the cybersecurity challenges presented by legacy health care technologies and medical devices, and potential policies to address them. “While health care cybersecurity is a complex, nuanced challenge with…
Apr 18, 2018
The Food and Drug Administration yesterday announced a firmware update to reduce the risk of rapid battery depletion and address cybersecurity vulnerabilities in certain Abbott devices that provide pacing for slow heart rhythms and electrical shock or pacing to stop dangerously fast heart rhythms.…
Apr 17, 2018
The Food and Drug Administration today released a plan to improve medical device safety. The plan calls for increased funding to develop an active surveillance capability for FDA’s National Evaluation System for health Technology (NEST) and conduct post-market studies to evaluate specific safety…
Apr 9, 2018
The Department of Health and Human Services’ Healthcare Cybersecurity Integration and Communications Center recently released an update on ongoing cyberattacks on health care and government organizations using a form of ransomware known as SamSam. According to the report, at least eight separate…
Apr 6, 2018
CORRECTED DOCUMENT - Corrects HHS notification from March 30, 2018
A recent wave of cyber “ransomware” attacks has impacted healthcare and governmental organizations throughout the country. The Health Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (HCCIC) has developed a new product describing the recent SamSam campaign and steps that healthcare organizations…
Apr 2, 2018
Daily cybersecurity intelligence reports distributed from the National Health - ISAC for AHA members March 2018 March 30, 2018 March 29, 2018 March 28, 2018 March 27, 2018 March 26, 2018 March 23, 2018 March 22, 2018 March 21, 2018 March 20, 2018 March 19, 2018 March 16, 2018 March…