2019 witnessed an increase in cyber security awareness by the government, private organizations and the general public. People now care more about data security and hold organizations accountable when they fail to protect it. For this reason and many others, 2020 will be jam packed with cyber security conferences and events. For your convenience, Giva has compiled the following list of upcoming cyber security events happening in the United States:
LifeLabs, a Canadian owned and operated company, performs over 112 million laboratory tests to help diagnose, treat, monitor and prevent disease for Canadian patients across the country every year.
On Tuesday, December 18th, 2019, LifeLabs announced a data breach that could affect up to 15 million previous, current and future clients.
Whether it be for work, play, shopping, banking, business, getting our news and just staying in touch, Canadians are online everyday. The same digital infrastructure that enhances our quality of life can also leave us vulnerable. Data supplied by the Government of Canada states that cybercrime in Canada causes more than $3 billion in economic losses each year.
Employee error has long been acknowledged to be one of the main causes of healthcare security breaches. Still, a recent report by Kaspersky revealed that approximately one in four healthcare employees, ranging from doctors to admin staff, have never received cybersecurity training. Moreover, 11% of those that did receive training said that it only happened once during the on-boarding process.
The Medical Imaging and Technology Alliance (MITA) recently published a cybersecurity and risk management guidance for medical devices in an attempt to direct healthcare providers on how to deal with device related issues. It acts as a voluntary guide and outlines security features that have been integrated into medical devices. The standard, called the Manufacturer Disclosure Statement for Medical Device Security (MDS2), was developed by and with industry stakeholders in mind.
For two decades, Giva has been offering its cloud software Service Management Suite™ at an affordable price, with options that can accommodate teams, small and medium businesses and large enterprises. In spite of the industry's competitive nature, Giva plays a major role in its customers' growth and expansion projects by providing Agile customer service help desk, service desk, asset management, knowledge management and IT change management software. Here are just a few reasons why Giva could truly be the bridge to your breakout success.
The use of online health records has risen by 24 percent. A study conducted by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) has revealed many informative and significant results related to the personal use of online medical records. Below is a summary of the most significant three:
The Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) is an internationally accepted set of ITSM best practices. Businesses of different sizes and across all industries can implement ITIL to better their software management methods in a way that aligns with their core objectives. These practices educate organizations on how to use and manage their software to best suit their needs. Listed below are four advantages from which your business can benefit, if you apply the ITIL framework:
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In 2014, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) created a Cybersecurity Framework (CSF) that guides organizations in their journey towards developing secure computer systems. It sets a flexible foundation that all businesses can follow and sculpt to their needs. For this reason, it is extremely successful and is employed by a large number of organizations.
Recently, Verizon released the 2019 Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR), a study that aims to raise awareness on the changing data security threat landscape and provide actionable advice based on the results. The report's main focus is on classifying international threats based on types of threat actions and threat actors that are common in data breaches.