Cybersecurity in Healthcare

Healthcare SIEM Uses Real-Time Data for Network Security

June 21, 2017 - 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 year, causing SIEM solutions to gain popularity in the healthcare vertical. The increased number of health IT systems deployed in health IT infrastructure...

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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WannaCry Ransomware Targeted Outdated HIT Infrastructure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...

Maturing IT Infrastructure Making a Mark on CIO Priorities

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Advancements in IT infrastructure are having an impact on CIO priorities, particularly with regard to new initiatives. The latest CIO survey conducted by Harvey Nash polled over 3,000 CIOs and technology leaders across all major industries...

Data Theft, Social Engineering Threaten Health IT Networks

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare chief information and information security officers indicate data theft and social engineering attacks are top network security concerns, according to new research. A survey conducted by the College of Healthcare Information Management...

Protecting Health IT Infrastructure with Government Resources

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Electronic health data is never fully protected and with the growth of health IT infrastructure, data is more susceptible to cyber attacks. Cybersecurity is a large part of any network, cloud, or wireless infrastructure and is necessary for all...


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