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Using Threat Intelligence to Improve HIT Infrastructure Security

May 31, 2018 - Advancing healthcare technology means that IT infrastructure security threats are becoming more sophisticated. A better view of IT infrastructure and the ability to collect and analyze threat data using threat intelligence can give organizations better insight into the kinds of cyberattacks they face and how to best handle them. Evolving cybersecurity attacks cause IT decision-makers to question...


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