The ‘What Ifs’ of Microchipping Your Employees

The following is an excerpt of an article I wrote that first appeared on the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) website. The day has arrived. A Wisconsin-based tech company will soon offer its employees microchip implants. The company expects to chip more than 50 employees, allowing them to access technology with just a…

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Old Data, Current Risk: Why Protecting Historical Patient Data is Critical for Your Practice

A recent ransomware attack on a Texas clinic shows why caregivers have to make sure their data retention practices are just as clean as their treatment areas. The ransomware attack that hit Urology Austin in January of this year was notable for two reasons: first, it was one of the few ransomware attacks listed on…

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Are We Letting Criminals Inside Our Patient’s Bodies?

Implanted medical device hacks are so memorable because they’re so personal. You wouldn’t want something inside your body or on your skin to be remote-controlled by a criminal. Unfortunately, many types of these devices are broadly vulnerable to attack.  The above comes from a terrific article Wired magazine wrote on the need for enhanced security in the…

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An Explosion of Smart Medical Devices Could Blow Up Your Clinic’s Cybersecurity

Every day more medical innovations come on the market. These so-called “smart” devices collect, transmit and store huge amounts of personal data. They communicate and share this huge pool with more devices, networks and systems. Particularly concerning is the explosion of direct-to-consumer medical devices that are collecting and sharing huge quantities of data with unlimited,…

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What’s Your Patient Really Doing with that Smartphone in Your Office?

Do visitors to your medical office use smartphones? Even though you’ve posted ‘Please turn off your phone’ signs nearly everywhere? You’re not alone. Most health care organizations find themselves competing with technology for peoples’ attention. Of course, patients aren’t the only ones clicking, searching, scanning and snapping in medical settings. Nurses, doctors, assistants, vendors –…

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