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Cyber-Attacks on Medical Devices: More Common Than We Thought

Posted by Emerald Coast Medical Association on Jun 22, 2018 8:40:00 AM

Dick Cheney ordered changes to his pacemaker to better protect it from hackers. Johnson & Johnson had to warn customers about a security bug in one of its insulin pumps. And St. Jude spent months in 2017 dealing with the fallout of vulnerabilities in some of the company's defibrillators, pacemakers, and other medical electronics. You'd think by now medical device companies would have learned a lesson about electronic security on medical devices.

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Topics: Cyber Liability Insurnance

Cyber Insurance For Healthcare Providers

Posted by Michelle Flaat on Nov 17, 2017 3:43:48 PM

An attack surface is the sum of all the endpoints of entry that an attacker can breach your environment. In a healthcare setting, endpoints go well beyond workstations, laptops, PDA'S and cell phones to include digital medical devices and software.

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Topics: Cyber Liability Insurnance, Group Health Plan

Cyber Attacks in Healthcare

Posted by Julie Danna on Oct 27, 2017 4:33:25 PM

Last November I read an article that broke down the price of data on the black market. It estimated that a credit-card number is worth $1, a Social Security number is worth $3, and a medical record is worth $200. This really caught my attention and I wondered what the “value” differential was all about.

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Topics: Cyber Liability Insurnance, Group Health Plan

Cyber Liability Insurance: What it is and How to Get Help

Posted by Michelle Flaat on Sep 8, 2017 9:38:10 AM

According to the International Risk Management Institute, cyber and privacy insurance is a type of insurance designed to cover consumers of technology services or products. More specifically, the policies are intended to cover a variety of both liability and property losses that may result when a business engages in various electronic activities, such as selling on the Internet or collecting data within its internal electronic network.

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5 Misconceptions about Cyber Liability Exposures

Posted by Michelle Flaat on Apr 12, 2017 8:00:00 AM

There are many misinterpretations about cyber liability exposures. Are you comfortable that you understand and are covered for cyber liability exposures? These five misconceptions are the biggest mistakes organizations can make.

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Topics: Cyber Liability Insurnance

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