Dark Reading is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them.Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

Comments
Cybersecurity & Healthcare: Does Cybersecurity Act Help or Hurt?
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
ChloeMica
50%
50%
ChloeMica,
User Rank: Apprentice
2/17/2016 | 3:18:41 AM
Re: Bankers and financiers have a direct understanding of risk, healthcare pros see risk differently
Improving operational efficiency and reducing cost, while also improving the quality of care is a global healthcare challenge.

Creative Peptides
royhugginsms
50%
50%
royhugginsms,
User Rank: Apprentice
2/13/2016 | 4:01:36 PM
Bankers and financiers have a direct understanding of risk, healthcare pros see risk differently
Firtly, thank you for this essay. It hits a lot of my frustration points, most especially the fact that committees trying to develop best practices could never keep up with security needs.

As a health care guy (mental health) who spends a lot of time consulting and training other health care pros on security in their small practices, I can say that we don't have a solid idea of risk management as a paradigm for protecting information. We work with risk all the time in clinical contexts, e.g. risk of self-harm or risk that certain activities or treatments could result in harm to a client/patient.

The idea of information security, however, is entirely grounded in "best practices" for us. Clinicians look to professional organizations for these best practices, and those orgs have little-to-no idea how to manage them.

When administrators try to advise and guide clinicians according to regs like HIPAA, we often chafe against it because those administrators are usually focused on the concept of "compliance," which feels antithetical to the concept of "care."

My point is: I think healthcare will continue to have significant security issues until healthcare professionals and security professionals learn to understand each other, much like healthcare pros and attorneys have managed to do over the years. 

 
RetiredUser
50%
50%
RetiredUser,
User Rank: Ninja
2/12/2016 | 3:01:40 PM
Red Tape, Red Coffers
I pretty much agree with you here.  And, oh God - I actually read the whole subsection on Healthcare, including a good portion of the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2015.  What is it about formal Government process that just screams bleeding coffers from the outset?  Not to mention the muddled standards that are hard-to-read and inspire reactions of "yeah, obvious" and "in what world are you living".  

In the time it took to draft the Act, the game changed.  In the time it takes to pass the Act, the game will have changed again.  In the time it takes to form committees, auditing teams, processes, checks and balances...  

You called it: Healthcare needs to treat security the way Financial institutions (finally) are starting to.  Don't look to Government standards or regulations; get on the ball and hire the right InfoSec resources who are current, relevant and part of the hacking landscape.

As always, the distance between the Red Tape lovers and the tech community is light-years apart.

  


Edge-DRsplash-10-edge-articles
7 Old IT Things Every New InfoSec Pro Should Know
Joan Goodchild, Staff Editor,  4/20/2021
News
Cloud-Native Businesses Struggle With Security
Robert Lemos, Contributing Writer,  5/6/2021
Commentary
Defending Against Web Scraping Attacks
Rob Simon, Principal Security Consultant at TrustedSec,  5/7/2021
Register for Dark Reading Newsletters
White Papers
Video
Cartoon
Current Issue
2021 Top Enterprise IT Trends
We've identified the key trends that are poised to impact the IT landscape in 2021. Find out why they're important and how they will affect you today!
Flash Poll
Twitter Feed
Dark Reading - Bug Report
Bug Report
Enterprise Vulnerabilities
From DHS/US-CERT's National Vulnerability Database
CVE-2020-36289
PUBLISHED: 2021-05-12
Affected versions of Atlassian Jira Server and Data Center allow an unauthenticated user to enumerate users via an Information Disclosure vulnerability in the QueryComponentRendererValue!Default.jspa endpoint. The affected versions are before version 8.5.13, from version 8.6.0 before 8.13.5, and fro...
CVE-2021-32606
PUBLISHED: 2021-05-11
In the Linux kernel 5.11 through 5.12.2, isotp_setsockopt in net/can/isotp.c allows privilege escalation to root by leveraging a use-after-free. (This does not affect earlier versions that lack CAN ISOTP SF_BROADCAST support.)
CVE-2021-3504
PUBLISHED: 2021-05-11
A flaw was found in the hivex library in versions before 1.3.20. It is caused due to a lack of bounds check within the hivex_open function. An attacker could input a specially crafted Windows Registry (hive) file which would cause hivex to read memory beyond its normal bounds or cause the program to...
CVE-2021-20309
PUBLISHED: 2021-05-11
A flaw was found in ImageMagick in versions before 7.0.11 and before 6.9.12, where a division by zero in WaveImage() of MagickCore/visual-effects.c may trigger undefined behavior via a crafted image file submitted to an application using ImageMagick. The highest threat from this vulnerability is to ...
CVE-2021-20310
PUBLISHED: 2021-05-11
A flaw was found in ImageMagick in versions before 7.0.11, where a division by zero ConvertXYZToJzazbz() of MagickCore/colorspace.c may trigger undefined behavior via a crafted image file that is submitted by an attacker and processed by an application using ImageMagick. The highest threat from this...