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Cybersecurity in Healthcare

Upgrading Healthcare Network Security to Protect Patient Data

March 12, 2018 - Last year, healthcare network data breaches hit an all-time high as cyberattackers targeted patient records. Entities need to gain more visibility and control over their networks and protect patient data by upgrading healthcare network security. The healthcare industry was the target of over 23 percent of all data breaches in 2017, according to a recent Ponemon Institute report. Healthcare...


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HIMSS Highlights Evolving HIT Cybersecurity Threats, Improvements

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

HIMSS released its 2018 Cybersecurity Survey and found that most healthcare organizations continue to experience significant security incidents. As HIT cybersecurity grows more advanced, the threats have evolved to challenge sophisticated cybersecurity...

How Artificial Intelligence Can Shape Health IT Infrastructure

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Artificial intelligence (AI) in healthcare has the potential to dramatically change the industry. AI can impact how patients are treated and cared for and can affect cybersecurity and analytics. Although the technology is still in its infancy...

Benefits of Using Patches to Protect Health IT Infrastructure

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Patches and updates are a necessary part of health IT infrastructure to ensure that all systems are functioning at their highest capacity and security gaps are closed. Healthcare organizations that do not patch their systems regularly can run...

Lack of Security Upgrades Threaten Health IT Infrastructure

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare organizations are spending more money upgrading their health IT infrastructure but may not be making the complementary digital security upgrades, according to a recent AJMC study. The study found that network attacks, while less frequent...

Proactive HIT Infrastructure Security Reduces Network Vulnerability

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Infrastructure technology is evolving quickly and organizations are subsequently faced with more sophisticated healthcare security threats. Simply monitoring and reacting to malware and other security threats are not enough to protect the network....

Verification, Automation Strengthen Healthcare Network Security

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Organizations going through a digital transformation are challenged when it comes to ensuring their healthcare network security can handle all the traffic and different devices connecting to it. Many organizations lack visibility and control,...

Healthcare SIEM Provides Security Through Event Data Monitoring

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare cybersecurity is more important than ever as organizations look for solutions that give them network visibility along with necessary control to defend against cyberattacks. Security information and event management (SIEM) in healthcare...

Medical Device Security Begins with Health IT Infrastructure

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

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...

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...

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