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New York City Invests $52M in Healthcare Infrastructure Upgrades

January 7, 2019 - New York City is investing $52 million to upgrade healthcare infrastructure at the NYC Health + Hospitals/Metropolitan hospital in East Harlem. Of that investment, close to half will go to upgrading the emergency power system, which is critical to ensure the facility’s IT networks, computers, medical devices, lighting, and other essential functions continue to work in an...


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Wi-Fi CERTIFIED WPA3 Improves Healthcare Network Security

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Wi-Fi Alliance announced the third generation of Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Wi-Fi Protected Access, WPA3, has been finalized. WPA3 improves on WPA2, which has been in use for over a decade, by simplifying security features as well as improving them....

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...

Wi-Fi Alliance WPA3 Launch Improves Healthcare Network Security

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Wi-Fi Alliance announced security enhancements and new features for its Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) Wi-Fi CERTIFIED technologies. These upgrades will improve healthcare network security by refining configuration, authentication, and...

HIT Infrastructure Security Upgrades Needed Against Botnet Attacks

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

The US Department of Commerce and the Department of Homeland Security issued a draft report to help reduce HIT infrastructure security threats by strengthening networks against automated cyberattacks. The report identified automated...

How the Internet of Things Impacts Health IT Infrastructure

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

The healthcare Internet of Things (IoT) is expanding as organizations seek digital tools to help automate data collection. Adding more devices to the network impacts health IT infrastructure. The devices need to be connected to the...

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...

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...

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...

Hyper-Converged Infrastructure Improves Health IT ROI

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Chelsio Communications announced that its line of Terminator 5 & 6 (T5 & T6) 1/10/25/40/50/100 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) iWARP (RDMA/TCP) enabled unified wire adapters have been validated to support hyper-converged infrastructure with...

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...

Healthcare Blockchain Focus of New IEEE Standards Association

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

IEEE announced the launch of its latest IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) Industry Connections (IC) program: Digital Inclusion through Trust and Agency, which focuses on blockchain technology. The program will bring together subject...

IoT, BYOD Prompt Healthcare Cloud Security Market Growth

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

The healthcare cloud security market is growing as organizations continue to embrace cloud-based IT infrastructure solutions. According to a recent Markets and Markets report, the cloud security market is expected to rise steadily through...

How to Protect Patient Healthcare Data from Shadow IT Threats

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Shadow IT is one of the most prominent threats to patient healthcare data because it often goes undetected unless the IT department has tools in place to flag and prevent the unauthorized use of third party apps and devices. Shadow IT...

Hacker-Based Cyber Defense Increases Healthcare Data Security

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Synack announced that its hacker-powered intelligence platform is now backed by Microsoft and HPE and has raised over $20 million in a Series C round of funding to add more advanced healthcare data security. The new investment will be...

Utilizing Cloud Backup for Minimal HIT Infrastructure Downtime

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Backing up and recovering clinical data securely and easily during an outage is a top challenge for healthcare organizations.  Cloud backup and recovery solutions can bring security to health IT infrastructure by ensuring the latest...

Healthcare CIOs Target Data Security, Physician Satisfaction

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare CIOs center their focus on data security and physician satisfaction when deciding which mobile technology is most important for their health IT infrastructure, according to a new survey conducted by the College of Healthcare...

CMS to Update Infrastructure for Quality Payment System

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has selected Okta Identity Cloud to improve security, scalability, and user experience in its build up to the official start of the Quality Payment Program as part of MACRA...

New Data Security Prevents Healthcare Information Phishing

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Phishing attacks continue to be a significant threat to healthcare data security, and health IT vendors are working on new prevention techniques to combat them. Menlo Security is the latest vendor to produce new security architecture to...

Using Firewalls to Strengthen Healthcare Network Security

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Firewalls are the the first line of defense for securing healthcare network against the public internet. Firewalls are digital walls that stand between protected health data and potentially dangerous malware. Following an established set...

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