A recent rise in ransomware attacks shines a spotlight on the importance of cyber security for healthcare providers and their practices.
Microwize Technology, a privately held healthcare IT consulting firm in Paramus, NJ, cautions healthcare providers of all sizes not to take security lightly, especially now. The steady increase of news articles describing cyberattacks and ransom payments should concern any business.
A serious security flaw called PrintNightmare in Windows 10 and other versions requires an immediate patch per Microsoft. The Print Spooler service can be exploited to allow attackers to install applications and view, modify, or delete data. New user accounts could also be created to allow access to bad actors.
The security flaw is present in multiple versions of the Windows operating system.
The first Thursday in May is World Password Day, a great reminder to review your passwords and practices. While all computer and mobile device users should think about security, it’s even more critical for the healthcare industry.
Too many people still rely on easy-to-remember words and dates for their logins. Being easy to remember can unfortunately make them easy to guess or crack.
It’s been demonstrated that healthcare providers can see patients who are at home (or anywhere). Moving Health Home, a coalition of healthcare companies including Amazon Care, is now educating and lobbying officials and policymakers in support of home-based care. The group supports increased coverage for home care services and bundled payments.
In addition to Amazon’s foray into healthcare,
Google and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) of the Department of Homeland Security warned users of the Chrome browser to update the application, as the latest update includes two security fixes to address high-severity zero-day vulnerabilities.
The security flaws “have been detected in exploits in the wild”
A warning advisory issued by the US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) on October 28, 2020 notes an increase in attacks on healthcare systems and providers. Co-authored by CISA, the FBI, and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the advisory warns that the three agencies “have credible information of an increased and imminent cybercrime threat to US hospitals and healthcare providers,”
PRESS RELEASE PR Newswire Apr. 19, 2020, 12:00 AM
PARAMUS, N.J., April 19, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Vosita Healthcare, Inc. https://vosita.com/ – a startup Telemedicine firm providing an online medical care appointment booking service for Telehealth appointments or standard office appointments. Vosita Healthcare Inc. President and CEO Robert Gabriel is donating the Telemedicine technology and software to conduct face-to-face Telemedicine visits to all USA qualified physicians so they can treat patients while staying socially distant.
When it comes to workplace efficiency, every little bit helps. With so many workers spending their day in front of a computer, it is more important than ever that we find a way to make computer usage as efficient as possible; technology can only help up to the user’s capacity. How, then, can we increase the user’s capacity?
Medical Practices are able to get hardware at no additional charge as a part of the Managed IT service that is offered by Healthcare IT leader, Microwize Technology.
Microwize Technology is offering Hardware as a Service (HaaS) Starting at $69/computer per month hardware will be included with Managed IT Service Provider (MSP) at no additional charge by Microwize Technology,