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How Developers Can Improve Healthcare Application Security

June 28, 2017 - 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 expected to continue rising, according to the SANS Institute. Patient personally identifiable information (PII) is valuable to hackers because healthcare information...


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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 platforms...

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 becomes.  DDoS...

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 consider threat...

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...

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 work? Bitcoin...

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 accountability...

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 precautions...

Lack of Data Decryption Could Endanger Network Security

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

In a recent study conducted by Ponemon, nearly two-thirds of organizations polled believed their organization could properly leverage data decryption technology in order to project against malicious network traffic.The use of of server socket...

Understanding Healthcare Infrastructure Security and HIPAA

by Elizabeth Snell

Creating strong healthcare infrastructure security requires covered entities to build a comprehensive understanding of many key areas, such as IT network security, physical infrastructure, and data storage options. With technological options...

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