Allscripts EHR Ransomware Attack is Huge–How Will it Impact Healthcare Practices?

See recommendations below On January 19, 2018, cybercriminals were successful in a ransomware attack on Allscripts, an electronic healthcare record (EHR) provider for healthcare providers across the United States. The attack encrypted some of Allscripts systems and prevented those healthcare providers who use those systems for their EHRs from being able to access their patient records. Not … Continue reading Allscripts EHR Ransomware Attack is Huge–How Will it Impact Healthcare Practices?

WHAT DOES CFAA MEAN AND WHY SHOULD I CARE? A PRIMER ON THE COMPUTER FRAUD AND ABUSE ACT FOR CIVIL LITIGATORS

[Originally published in Volume 63, No. 1, Autumn 2011 issue of the South Carolina Law Review] “Every battle is won before it is ever fought.”[1] I…. Introduction II… Litigation Attorneys Must Understand the Need to be Prepared for the Computer Fraud Issues Their Clients Will Face “Everything has a computer in it nowadays.” Fraud—What is … Continue reading WHAT DOES CFAA MEAN AND WHY SHOULD I CARE? A PRIMER ON THE COMPUTER FRAUD AND ABUSE ACT FOR CIVIL LITIGATORS

3rd Annual Health Care Cyber Security Symposium

The North Texas Crime Commission, Cyber Crime Committee and the Honorable Sharen Wilson, Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney proudly present the 3rd Annual Health Care Cyber Security Symposium on Friday, March 31, 2017 from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm at the University of North Texas – Health Sciences Center in Fort Worth, Texas. Tickets start … Continue reading 3rd Annual Health Care Cyber Security Symposium

Are Smaller Healthcare Practices Required to Report a Ransomware or Potential Data Breach?

Does the HIPAA Breach Notification Rule apply to all Covered Entities and Business Associates, Even Smaller Ones? To many of you reading this post this question seems ridiculous. You know the answer. However, I get asked this question so frequently that I decided to answer it with a blog post to save time next time … Continue reading Are Smaller Healthcare Practices Required to Report a Ransomware or Potential Data Breach?

Why is Healthcare Data So Valuable to Cyber Criminals?

Healthcare data is one of the most desirable forms of data for cyber criminals to steal because its value on the cyber black market — the Dark Web — is much higher than most other forms of data. While there are several reasons for this, the recent study Your Life, Repackaged and Resold: The Deep … Continue reading Why is Healthcare Data So Valuable to Cyber Criminals?