Defending online privacy in healthcare

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Bert Mesko

[By Bertalan Mesko MD PhD]

An overwhelming majority of healthcare organizations have been victims of cyber-attacks. As digital health spreads from wearable devices on our body to implantables inside it, cyber threats can become painfully real.

What can we do to protect against them today?

Assessment

Let’s see some other dangers facing our health information, and a few easy tips you can use to boost your privacy levels quickly. Arxan recently surveyed trends and dangers threatening the privacy of healthcare data.

Conclusion

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One Response

  1. Watch Your PC/Phone/Tablet Camera and Mic!

    The taped-over camera and microphone jack are usually a signal that someone is concerned, perhaps only vaguely, about hackers’ gaining access to his or her devices by using remote-access trojans — a process called “ratting.”

    Remote access is not limited to ratters: According to a cache of National Security Agency documents leaked by Edward J. Snowden, at least two government-designed programs were devised to take over computer cameras and microphones.

    Noah

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