Cybersecurity: Keeping Information Safe
Newswise — Just read the daily headlines to find them — cybersecurity breaches of healthcare organizations both large and small. Even the popular medical drama “Grey’s Anatomy” turned to ransomware when choosing a storyline plucked from real life. On the TV show, the fictional Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital staff members received a message on their computer monitors stating, “We own your servers. We own your systems. We own your patients’ medical records.” Then the perpetrators demanded a large sum of money in order for the hospital’s work to return to normal.
This type of security breach is exactly what Texas State University College of Health Professions researchers Dr. Alex McLeod and Dr. Diane Dolezel are hoping to resolve. While security breaches are becoming a prominent threat to the healthcare industry, explains McLeod, chair of the Department of Health Information Management and associate professor, the reasons why the breaches take place in this specific environment must be addressed.
Dr. Alex McLeod: (Texas State University College of Health Professions researcher)
Dr. Diane Dolezel: (Texas State University College of Health Professions researcher)
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