Healthcare IT Security

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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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

NIST Guide Focuses on Healthcare Wireless Network Security

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Clearwater Compliance announced its partnership with NIST and the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) to help organizations improve healthcare wireless network security. The partnership focuses on securing wireless infusion pumps....

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...

Identity Governance and Admin Protects HIT Infrastructure

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Gartner released its latest Magic Quadrant report that highlights the need for identity governance and administration (IGA), which is especially significant to HIT infrastructure when organizations have multiple information systems and a growing...

VMware Joins Intel Health IT Security Readiness at HIMSS17

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

At HIMSS17, VMware announced a new collaboration with Intel Health and Life Sciences to benefit healthcare organizations by understanding their current health IT security readiness. VMware now offers new services as part of Intel’s Healthcare...

Ruckus Expands Network Security with VMware, Lightspeed Systems

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Ruckus Wireless announced new integrations between its Cloudpath software and Lightspeed Systems and VMware software to offer better network security. Cloudpath allows organizations to establish policy-based security for wired and wireless networks....

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...


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