Healthcare Industry Lacks Adequate Cybersecurity, Says FBI

By Jim Finkle | April 25, 2014

  • April 25, 2014 at 2:21 pm
    Agent says:
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    Brilliant conclusion FBI. Is it just now seeping down that Healthcare.gov is insecure and vulnerable to ID theft? Wow, give those agents a bonus. This has only been known for the best part of a year.

  • April 27, 2014 at 3:24 pm
    Cliff Kittle says:
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    Agent,

    Your comment is misdirected. If you are frustrated by the lack of attention being paid to security by the healthcare industry or the obvious truth of this report, don’t shoot the messenger.

    As the article states, analysts have been urging private sector healthcare to pay more attention to what they are doing in the way of strengthening their security posture and have witnessed little to no action being taken. The main reason is that healthcare is the most heavily regulated industry and has taken the compliance approach thinking that compliance to a regulation makes them safe from liability and provides necessary security.

    Until healthcare decision makers begin to understand the fallacy of that thought and pursue security to achieve compliance instead of the other way around, the FBI can do nothing other than warn them of the vulnerabilities they are facing.

    • April 28, 2014 at 9:27 am
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      I think I would trust Blue Cross site for cyber security over Healthcare.gov, wouldn’t you?

      • April 29, 2014 at 1:53 pm
        KY jw says:
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        I think the article and the report refer to providers, not insurers.

        • April 30, 2014 at 11:38 am
          Libby says:
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          There’s Agent’s sterling reading comprehension at work. LOL!!



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