Tampa General Hospital is facing at least three proposed federal class action lawsuits filed in recent days following the nonprofit Florida healthcare provider's disclosure late last month of a data theft incident that affected 1.3 million patients and employees.
Citing several growing concerns, Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., on Tuesday sent a letter quizzing Google CEO Sundar Pichai about how the tech giant is applying privacy, trust and ethical "guardrails" around the development and use of its generative AI product, Med-PaLM 2, in patient care settings.
A ransomware attack has forced a California-based hospital chain to divert ambulances from its emergency rooms and cancel appointments for services. The group of 17 hospitals, 166 outpatient clinics and various doctor practices is still recovering after an IT systems shutdown.
Ten Eleven Ventures' Alex Doll sees privacy and device management as the hottest areas for security startups and cloud companies as "coming from behind." Advancements in privacy-enhanced technologies have allowed for searchable encryption, meaning that entire databases can be locked down.
TikTok will know within a month the outcome of an Irish investigation into whether the short-form video app violated the privacy of underage users. The investigation stalled after other European national privacy enforcers raised objections to the Irish Data Protection Commission's draft decision.
Public details have been scant so far from two medical care providers about recent major hacks that compromised the personal information of an unconfirmed number of patients. But that hasn't stopped the push by class action attorneys, who are already filing lawsuits.
Organizations are struggling to protect their growing data sets that exists on multiple clouds and locations. It's also in different formats and generated by various business units using different technologies. Fragmented and Siloed data poses challenges to data governance, security and privacy. Besides, there are...
Atlanta-based trust intelligence firm OneTrust has balanced growth and profitability and now plans to use its $150 million funding round to boost its financial controls and processes and recruit a majority independent board to prepare for an eventual initial public offering, said CEO Kabir Barday.
A Tennessee-based cardiac care clinic is notifying more than 170,000 patients and others that hackers may have stolen their sensitive personal and medical information in a cyberattack detected in April. The Karakurt cybercrime group claimed credit for the hack a month later.
ISMG's Healthcare Security Summit 2023, held in New York City on July 18, brought together leaders from the cybersecurity and healthcare industries to engage in a dynamic exchange of ideas and address pressing challenges faced by the healthcare community.
A security researcher recently found a database exposed to the internet containing sensitive information on independent school students and faculty including financial data, salary, professional details, health information and child abuse reports. The security lapse affected nearly 700,000 records.
In the latest weekly update, ISMG editors discuss the surging number of MOVEit breach victims and the state of ransomware innovation, why the federal government warned healthcare firms about the use of web trackers, and how the DOJ is expanding its "whole of government" approach to fight ransomware.
Unintended bias in artificial intelligence tops deliberate misuse when it comes to the privacy concerns around use of facial recognition in public areas, with data handled by AI, according to Harry Boje, data protection and privacy officer at Paydek.
Toronto, Canada-based CardioComm Solutions Inc., which sells cardiac monitoring and electrocardiogram software globally, said it is dealing with a cyberattack that could affect the company's business operations "for days and potentially longer."
OneTrust hauled in $150 million a year after laying off 950 employees but had to slash its valuation by $800 million to seal the deal. The Atlanta-based company intends to use the proceeds to accelerate its growth and fulfill customer demand for trust intelligence software.