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Medical Device Security Begins with Health IT Infrastructure

November 9, 2017 - Medical device security complexities continue to plague healthcare as organizations look for health IT infrastructure solutions to exchange data over the network. As more medical devices connect to the network, the more complex securely exchanging data becomes. Rule and regulations can be implemented for connected devices, but proactively increasing network security and functionality is the...


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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,...

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...

Lack of Design Phase Involvement Threatens Medical IoT Security

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

A recent Deloitte poll identified that legacy and fielded medical Internet of Things (IoT) devices challenge provider connected device ecosystems, indicating that medical IoT security continues to test healthcare organizations. Thirty-six percent...

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...

Visibility, Automation Defend Against Network Security Threats

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Fluency announced the availability of its Security Analytics and Orchestration (SAO) solution version 5.5, adding further protection from network security threats in the wake of WannaCry. The solution uses focused analytics to help organizations...

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...

Microsoft Vulnerabilities May Still Impact Health IT Security

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

The Healthcare Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (HCCIC) released a statement warning healthcare organizations about further Microsoft vulnerabilities related to how WannaCry spread late last month, potentially impacting health...

Cybersecurity Task Force Urges IT Infrastructure Improvements

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

The Health Care Industry Cybersecurity Task Force recently released a report detailing how healthcare organizations can address the growing threat of cyber-attacks to health IT infrastructure. The report discusses the development of the Task...

WannaCry Ransomware Targeted Outdated HIT Infrastructure

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Late last week, many countries around the world fell victim to the WannaCry ransomware attack. The cybersecurity breach targeted healthcare organizations and made its way to the US, after first heavily affecting the National Health Service (NHS)....

Staffing Top Challenge in SIEM HIT Infrastructure Adoption

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Security information and event management (SIEM) is an important aspect of HIT infrastructure security, but a recent study conducted by the Ponemon Institute found that over half of respondents were unsatisfied with the actionable intelligence...

Major Vendors Form IoT Cybersecurity Alliance

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

IBM, Nokia, AT&T, Palo Alto Networks, Symantec, and Trustonic announced the formation of the IoT Cybersecurity Alliance to research better ways to secure an IoT ecosystem and help solve IoT security challenges. The influx of healthcare Internet...

DigiCert Releases Healthcare IoT Security Solution

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

DigiCert announced the release of its DigiCert Auto-Provisioning solution to help appease the need for medical Internet of Things (IoT) device security. The tool provisions digital certificates at scale, regardless if an organization’s...

How Machine Learning Can Improve Healthcare Cybersecurity

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Machine learning in healthcare cybersecurity is expected to increase spending on big data, intelligence, and analytics, according to a report by ABI Research. Cyber threats are a constant concern for enterprises and are expected to cause over...

Health IT Infrastructure to Combat Growing Ransomware Threats

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare organizations are set to adopt anti-ransomware software and services as the threat of ransomware continues to be a top health IT security threat. The latest Markets and Markets research predicts that the ransomware protection market...

Protecting Health IT infrastructure from DDoS Attacks

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

The adoption connected medical devices and the Internet of Things (IoT) by healthcare organizations increases the responsibility for protecting health IT infrastructures against distributed-denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks becomes.  DDoS...

IBM Watson Launches Healthcare AI Cybersecurity Beta Program

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

IBM has launched the IBM Watson for Cyber Security Beta Program with 40 organizations in industries including healthcare, insurance, and education. IBM Watson for Cyber Security program intends to address the security challenges organizations...

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