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Healthcare Data Security in the Age of Precision Medicine

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Pharmacogenomics, or the study of the human genome's response to drugs, originated in the late 1990s. It has continued to grow and culminated in what we call today precision medicine. Precision medicine includes the in-depth analysis of the genomic data and DNA sequencing files of an individual and his/her lineage for generations. This genetic information is used to select personalized treatment options.

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How Fax Machines Today Can Still Allow Cyber Attacks

How Fax Machines Today Can Still Allow Cyber Attacks

In August of 2018, a group of researchers at Check Point Research successfully breached a system of computers through a vulnerability in a Hewlett Packard printer and fax machine. The team sent a fax containing malware disguised as an image to the machine, which stored the document, and gave the researchers access to all the computers on the network.

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Hospitals Fail at HIPAA PHI Request Regulations

Hospitals Fail at HIPAA PHI Request Regulations

A recent Yale study revealed that a large number of American hospitals fail to provide patient records upon request. The research was based on simulated patients requesting medical records and was conducted in 83 of the best hospitals in the US, all of which have independent medical records request processes and medical records departments, reachable by phone.

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Upcoming Canada 2019 Healthcare Security and Innovation Events

Upcoming Canada 2019 Healthcare Security and Innovation Events

In 2018, Canada witnessed some revolutionary changes to its laws regarding healthcare and data security. However, a report released in 2018 revealed it was also the country with the third most cyber security breaches. Consequently, it is important that healthcare organizations keep working towards stronger security measures while simultaneously improving the patient experience. Giva has compiled the following list of upcoming events in Canada focused on healthcare security and innovation:

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Upcoming CIO Conferences in the US for 2019

Upcoming CIO Conferences in the US for 2019

As the increase in digital technology opens up new business potential, revenue and growth, the role of the CIO is becoming increasingly complex and integral. Consequently, it is crucial that CIOs hone required skills as well as remain up to date with the constant changes in technology. The following is a list of upcoming CIO events in the US for the year 2019:

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Upcoming Canada Cybersecurity Events for 2019

Upcoming Canada Cybersecurity Events for 2019

In recent years, Canada has been working towards making itself more secure and protected by enforcing new cybersecurity legislation and protocols. However, one of the main reasons why the public remains ignorant on such a vital issue is due to a lack of knowledge sharing. Consequently, annual summits and conferences provide a platform for the government and industry experts to educate and raise awareness. The following is a list of upcoming cybersecurity events happening in Canada in 2019:

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Upcoming 2019 Healthcare Security Events in the US

Upcoming 2019 Healthcare Security Events in the US

Cyber security is a growing concern for healthcare entities in the US. The fear of threats has encouraged healthcare providers to connect and collaborate to protect themselves and the data of their patients from attackers. The following healthcare security events are some great opportunities for collaboration on the issue:

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Upcoming U.S. Cyber Security Events for 2019

Upcoming US Cyber Security Events for 2019

2018 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, 2019 will be jam packed with cyber security conferences and events. The following is a list of upcoming cyber security events happening in 2019:

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Looking Back at 2018: 4 Valuable Lessons Learned in Healthcare Security

4 Valuable Lessons Learned in Healthcare Security in 2018

2018 was an eventful year for healthcare security. From the enforcement of new privacy laws to the amendment of existing ones, the international healthcare sector has experienced many changes. Telehealth is growing, new health record initiatives are being put in place and old ones are being updated. In spite of this, the industry still has a long way to go before it can be considered a secure place for data to be stored and managed. Below is a list of valuable lessons learned over the course of 2018:

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4 Cyber Security Predictions for 2019

4 Cyber Security Predictions for 2019

In spite of breakthroughs in technology and cybersecurity, 2018 witnessed a significant number of high-profile breaches. In response, the cybersecurity industry is evolving, with both users and providers becoming more security conscious. The following are 4 cybersecurity predictions that are expected to continue into 2019:

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