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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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Using SD-WAN Management in HIT Infrastructure Networks

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Hughes Network Systems announced the release of its public-sector software defined wide area network (SD-WAN) to assist multi-site organizations manage their HIT infrastructure networks. The new SD-WAN solution is cloud ready, has higher network...

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....

WannaCry Ransomware Targeted Outdated HIT Infrastructure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)....

Internet of Things Ecosystems Mature Through Partner Programs

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Recent ABI Research found that partner programs and their member companies have Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystems with a high maturity grade. The increase in IoT maturity was largely impacted by partner programs that offered members access...

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 matter...

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 2022....

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 comes into...

Riverbed Acquires Xirrus to Strengthen SD-WAN Solution

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Riverbed Technology announced its acquisition of Xirrus to expand its software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) and cloud networking solution Riverbed SteelConnect. Riverbed hopes to offer customers unified connectivity and policy-based orchestration...

Healthcare Wireless Network Upgrades Needed for the IoT

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare wireless networks are the foundation of health IT infrastructure, supporting new and advanced infrastructure deployments. The increase in connected medical, Internet of Things (IoT), and mobile devices are pushing the WLAN market to...

Healthcare Network Management Crucial for Value-Based Care

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

The healthcare network management software market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 6 percent as healthcare organizations continue to embrace virtualized infrastructure technology. With organizations looking to embrace value-based care, properly...

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 used to...

Aruba Networks Deploys Mobile-First HIT Network Infrastructure

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Aruba Networks announced the deployment of its gigabit wireless network at Scarborough and Rouge Hospital to improve its HIT network infrastructure. The recently merged hospitals implemented the wireless network to bring users better network...

Software-Defined Networking Aids HIT Infrastructure Advancement

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare organizations are looking to software-defined networking (SDN) to reduce the size of their health IT network infrastructure and allow IT administrators to have more control over the networks. Research and Markets predicts that the...

Healthcare Wireless Network Deployments Facing Challenges

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare organizations traditionally have a difficult time deploying wireless networks due to the nature of healthcare facilities. With the rise of connected medical devices and IoT devices, it’s becoming more important for organizations...

IoT Sensors Critical to Successful Health IT Infrastructure

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

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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...

Software-Defined Networking Advances Health IT Connectivity

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare organizations are integrating health IT infrastructure solutions using virtualization to more easily manage processes and take the strain off network hardware. More organizations are also using software-defined networking (SDN) solutions...

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...

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