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Legacy Security Systems Leave Healthcare IoT Device Vulnerable

November 2, 2018 - Healthcare organizations integrating more Internet of Things (IoT) devices into their network are also charged developing strategies for managing those tools that include tools, IT administrators, and end users. A recent Zingbox survey revealed that healthcare organizations may be overconfident in their IoT security because they lack visibility over their connected device...


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Healthcare Network Firewalls Include Next-Generation Features

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Organizations looking for healthcare network firewalls should consider the features that make each vendor unique, so they can select a solution that best meets their needs, according to Gartner’s latest Magic Quadrant...

Legacy Hardware Threatens HIT Infrastructure Security

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare organizations are facing a “perfect storm” when it comes to HIT infrastructure security, ERI Co-Founder and Executive Chairman John Shegerian said in a report. The growth in hardware hacking puts patient data at...

Using Threat Intelligence to Improve HIT Infrastructure Security

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Advancing healthcare technology means that IT infrastructure security threats are becoming more sophisticated. A better view of IT infrastructure and the ability to collect and analyze threat data using threat intelligence can give...

Preparing Health IT Infrastructure for Artificial Intelligence

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Artificial intelligence (AI) has been working itself into health IT infrastructure as organizations need more advanced technology to handle the growing amount of healthcare data. As AI becomes more of a reality, organizations have to...

Upgrading Healthcare Network Security to Protect Patient Data

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

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...

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...

Digital Transformation Strains Healthcare Network Security

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Digital transformation puts pressure on health IT infrastructure as organizations plan for assimilating new technology into their IT ecosystems. No matter which technology organizations choose to adopt, entities need to consider how these...

New IEEE Programs Improve Healthcare Data Security

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

The IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) released a collection of work that focus on data privacy as evolving technology puts organizations at risk for more sophisticated cyberattacks. Healthcare data security needs to be at the forefront...

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...

Health IT Infrastructure Automation Supports Tech Growth

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

With 2018 rapidly approaching, organizations are looking to continue their digital transformation by investing in advanced digital tools to increase workflow, improve patient care, and reduce IT costs. These complex digital tools may call...

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...

How Developers Can Improve Healthcare Application Security

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

The healthcare security breaches can be devastating to the industry. Healthcare application security is a particularly growing concern as entities continue to add apps to their health IT infrastructures. Medical identity theft is also...

How Evolving Endpoint Protection Platforms Secure Devices

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

As healthcare organizations deploy more mobile devices into their health IT infrastructures, networks can become more vulnerable because malware has more opportunities to affect the networks. This is where evolving endpoint protection...

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...

Lack of Threat Intelligence Tools Weaken Health Data Security

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Higher levels of EHR adoption and the increasing amount of data stored digitally make cybersecurity a top priority for health IT infrastructure. However, findings from a recent survey find that most health IT security professionals...

Data Theft, Social Engineering Threaten Health IT Networks

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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...

What Does Blockchain Mean for Health IT Infrastructure?

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

The healthcare industry continues to explore the value of blockchain technology for improving its approach to security and interoperability. Blockchain could be the future of electronic health information exchange, but how does it...

ONC Final Rule Key to Evolution of Health IT Infrastructure

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) recently issued the final rule updating the Health IT Certification Program to include Enhanced Oversight and Accountability providing oversight and developer...

Virtualization Growth Continues in Health IT Infrastructure

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

The projected growth of virtualization across enterprise industries indicates that server virtualization is potentially the future of health IT infrastructure, but healthcare providers will need to take a number of additional security...

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