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Network Infrastructure Complexity Cited as Security Challenge

February 12, 2019 - The complexity of the healthcare network infrastructure is a barrier to remediation and mitigation of security incidents, according to 166 health information security professionals surveyed for the 2019 HIMSS Cybersecurity Survey. Respondents were asked to rate various barriers to remediation and mitigation of security incidents, on a scale of 1 (no challenge) to 5 (extreme challenge)....


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HITRUST Unveils Tool to Assess Healthcare Supply Chain Risk

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The Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST) has unveiled as third-party assurance (TPA) risk triage methodology, which provides a framework for assessing the risk exposure of third-party IT relationships in the healthcare supply...

HHS Warns Health IT Infrastructure Could Put Patient Data At Risk

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Healthcare’s increasing dependence on interconnected health IT infrastructure, such as electronic health records and connected medical devices, could put sensitive patient data at risk, warned HHS in its quadrennial National Health...

HSCC Releases Medical Device Security Plan for Clinical Practice

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The public-private sector Healthcare and Public Health Sector Coordinating Council (HSCC) has released the Medical Device and Health IT Joint Security Plan (JSP), which contains recommendations for managing medical device security in...

Cynerio Gets $7M for Healthcare Internet of Things Security Product

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Cynerio, a startup providing cybersecurity for healthcare Internet of Things devices, has received an infusion of $7 million in its latest funding round. Investors in the most recent round are Accelmed, an investment firm focused on...

Healthcare Blockchain Projects Need to Factor In HIPAA Compliance

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Organizations need to consider the HIPAA compliance and state law implications of implementing a healthcare blockchain solution, advised Mirick O’Connell Partner Matt Fisher. A healthcare blockchain initiative raises issues under...

Network Management Makes Top 10 Cybersecurity Best Practices List

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Effective network management is one of the top 10 cybersecurity best practices for healthcare organizations laid out in a recent publication released by HHS and the Health Sector Coordinating Council. The four-volume publication, entitled...

Network Segregation Is Best Way to Thwart Ransomware Attacks

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Network segregation is the most important step a healthcare organization can take to thwart ransomware attacks, commented Kaspersky Lab Senior Security Researcher Brian Bartholomew. “Anything critical should not be directly...

Healthcare Organizations Need Backup Data Centers for Emergencies

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Healthcare organizations should have primary and secondary data centers for redundant operations in the event of a disaster or downtime, advised consulting firm Crowe. These primary and alternative processing sites should be ready for use...

Greater Medical Device Connectivity Prompts FDA Process Revision

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The FDA is updating its voluntary 510(k) approval process to take into account growing medical device connectivity and interoperability, the agency announced Nov. 26. The FDA explained that the 510(k)-approval process, which dates from...

Majority of Healthcare CIOs Lack Strong Trust in Data Integrity

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More than half of healthcare CIOs lack strong trust in their data integrity, but three-quarters of healthcare organizations plan to invest in improving their data integrity, according to a survey of 85 healthcare CIOs and other senior...

Healthcare Infrastructure Security Frameworks Support Innovation

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Healthcare infrastructure security framework are growing in importance as organizations trust PHI to digital tools. As more information is stored digitally, cyberattacks are more common and are evolving as technology solutions become more...

Legacy Security Systems Leave Healthcare IoT Device Vulnerable

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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...

Secure Communication Requires Functionality and Smooth Integration

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Healthcare organizations are introducing increasing numbers of network connections into their health IT ecosystems. As a result, secure communication becomes a high priority for health IT departments. Each organization has unique needs...

Cloud-Based Identity and Access Management Increases Flexibility

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Organizations are leaning towards healthcare identity and access management (IAM) solutions as they continue to add cloud-based services and mobile devices to their IT infrastructure. Research and Markets predicts that the IAM market...

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

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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...

Hurricane Season Threatens Healthcare Disaster Recovery Plans

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Nearly 50 percent of healthcare organizations have doubts in their disaster recovery solutions as hurricane season begins to threaten the US, according to a DrFirst survey. Hurricane Florence is about to make landfall on the East Coast...

ClearDATA Expands HITRUST Coverage for Google, Amazon, Microsoft

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ClearDATA announced its HITRUST Common Security Framework (CFS) Version 9.1 for its mulitcloud solutions including Amazon (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform. The expanded CSF 9.1 covers 36 privacy and security regulations...

Increasing Healthcare Cloud Security with Bring-Your-Own-Key

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Organizations are constantly looking for ways to gain more control over healthcare cloud security. Putting PHI into the hands of cloud service providers (CSPs) involves a high level of trust. CSPs understand the need for heightened...

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