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Modern Health IT Infrastructure Key to Health Data Security

November 17, 2017 - Protecting HHS data systems and beneficiaries from cybersecurity threats is one of the top threats the agency must overcome, according to OIG’s 2017 Top Management and Performance Challenges Facing HHS. The threats need to be addressed using health IT infrastructure tools to ensure HHS data is protected. The amount of healthcare data being stored is growing exponentially as organizations...


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Focusing on Healthcare Open Source Security Awareness

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare open source software is a way for organizations to stay flexible and involved with the development of future solutions. However, organizations need to be aware of potential healthcare open source security concerns. Flexera released...

WPA2 Vulnerability Threatens Healthcare Network Security

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

CERT Coordination Center (CERT/CC) released an announcement warning organizations about a wide-spread WPA2 protocol vulnerability. This vulnerability can access devices and WiFi access points (APs) to steal data or infect a protected network,...

How Visibility Provides Stronger Healthcare Cloud Security

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

TrapX Security announced integrated cloud data support for its DeceptionGrid solution for Amazon AWS EC2 and KVM Open stack. The integration is a response to the cloud security challenges presented by public and private cloud across all industries,...

HIT Infrastructure Consolidation Increases Efficiently, Security

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

NIST released a new draft version of its Risk Management Framework for Information Systems and Organizations outlining how healthcare organizations can most effectively structure their HIT infrastructure. The draft guidance presents organizations...

Healthcare Industry Now a Leading Target for Cyberattacks

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare surpassed the public sector this year in reporting the greatest number of security incidents in Q2, according to a new study released by McAfee. The healthcare industry accounted for 26 percent of cyberattacks over between April and...

Successful Network Management Requires Visibility, Automation

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare organizations are introducing more devices and solutions into their health IT infrastructure architecture, which makes network management, visibility, and automation more important than ever. Extreme Networks announced the release...

Threat Intelligence Adoption Tests HIT Infrastructure Security

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Large cyberattacks plague the healthcare industry as organizations are challenged with introducing and maintaining threat intelligence as part of their HIT infrastructure security. The Ponemon Institute’s second annual cybersecurity threat...

VMWorld 2017 Highlights Collaboration for Innovation

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

LAS VEGAS — VMworld 2017 kicked off with a keynote address from VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger that touched on several major themes working through the health IT infrastructure industry. Major points included the expectation end users have as...

VMware, Amazon Launch Collaboration of VMware Cloud on AWS

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

LAS VEGAS — VMware kicked off VMworld 2017 by announcing its strategic alliance with Amazon Web Services (AWS), bringing VMware Cloud to AWS. The initial partnership announced last October is currently available in the AWS US West Oregon...

HIMSS Finds Improved HIT Network Security Infrastructure

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Organizations need to enhance their HIT network security infrastructure as more advanced cyberattacks continue to threaten clinical data. HIMSS released its latest cybersecurity survey, which highlights the importance of cybersecurity to health...

Backup and Disaster Recovery Evolves with HIT Infrastructure

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Backup and disaster recovery solutions are one of the more important aspects of HIT infrastructure, as they help prevent organizations from losing valuable patient data in the event of a cyberattack. Gartner released its latest Magic Quadrant...

Utilizing SIEM to Support Real-Time Cybersecurity Monitoring

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Organizations digitizing their health IT infrastructures are vulnerable to different cybersecurity threats. Network cybersecurity monitoring solutions, such as security information and event management (SIEM) solutions, can provide much needed...

Asset Tracking Significant to IoMT Availability, Security

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

As healthcare organizations continue to adopt Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) devices, their many uses become more apparent. Connecting medical devices to the network not only allows them to transmit clinical data, but it also gives organizations...

Healthcare Cyberattacks Remain Persistent Despite Better HIT

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

A recent KPMG survey found that the healthcare industry has experienced an increase in healthcare cyberattacks and data loss since 2015. The healthcare executives polled stated that while they are more prepared than ever, they still experienced...

Internet of Medical Things Security Gaps Threaten Health IT

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Organizations are rapidly adopting mobile devices, which requires them to consider Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) security and what steps need to be taken to secure the devices. Most IoMT devices, such as wearables and monitors, don’t...

Using Firewalls to Prevent Health Data Security Risks

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Outside attacks pose healthcare data security risks as organizations continue to digitize their IT infrastructures. The advanced technology being deployed needs to be protected, which is why network firewalls need to adapt to current and future...

BCM, Disaster Recovery Give Visibility During Data Breaches

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Business continuity management (BCM) and disaster recovery are two tools that work together to detect data breaches and ensure workflows remain uninterrupted. According to the Business Continuity Institute, BCM is the “holistic management...

Healthcare SIEM Uses Real-Time Data for Network Security

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare security information and event management (SIEM) allows organizations to analyze security data in real-time to detect cyberattacks the moment they occur providing more advanced network security. The HIPAA omnibus rule was updated last...

Healthcare PCs Reduce Secure Login Times, Improve Patient Care

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare organizations continue to digitize their health IT infrastructure, which calls for more advanced tools for clinicians that reduce secure login times. HP Senior Director of Worldwide Healthcare Reid Oakes told HITInfastructure.com why...

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