The recent cyber attack on Singapore Health Services is an example of the complexities of securing healthcare records. Add to that the recent debate on the security and privacy of the government’s My Health Record, and the warning signals are clear – healthcare providers need to be prepared for data breaches and possible public scrutiny. Read our in-depth article on the SingHealth breach and what that means for Australian healthcare providers. Read the article.
The second quarterly OAIC Notifiable Data Breaches report has been released and healthcare providers were the largest source of reported data breaches (20% of all notifications). For the healthcare industry, 75% of cyber incidents resulting in a breach were due to stolen credentials, phishing or other hacking. Read the OAIC report.
In a review of the first half of 2018, nation-backed cyber-criminal activity stole the spotlight, with Russia and China the most prominent cyber actors. The Q2 2018 Cyber Threat Insights report addresses some of these significant global incidents, including attacks against military/defence targets. The report also features a special report on recent cyber events affecting the healthcare industry, and includes mention of Australia’s PageUp data breach. Read the BDO report.
BDO and AusCERT Cyber Security Survey coming in September
The third annual BDO and AusCERT Cyber Security Survey 2018/2019 opens on September 11 and a link to complete the survey will be sent directly to BDO’s cyber security subscribers. Aimed at key IT security influencers and decision makers in SMEs, not-for-profits and government organisations, the survey is an opportunity for businesses to ask critical questions about their cyber security environment. Read the 2017/2018 survey report.