Healthcare Providers – Are You Prepared for Hackers to Tell Your Patients About Your Ransomware and Data Breach?

If you are a healthcare provider, you need to prepare yourself now for the new reality that, when hackers get into your network, they will contact your patients to put pressure on you to pay their ransom demands — usually after they have encrypted your network. Here is an example from a recent case that … Continue reading Healthcare Providers – Are You Prepared for Hackers to Tell Your Patients About Your Ransomware and Data Breach?

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?