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Healthcare Network Firewalls Include Next-Generation Features

October 15, 2018 - 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 report. Gartner predicts that by 2022, 15 percent of enterprise firewall RFPs will include a requirement for the vendor to support and manage IaaS-native firewall...


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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...

Wi-Fi CERTIFIED WPA3 Improves Healthcare Network Security

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Wi-Fi Alliance announced the third generation of Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Wi-Fi Protected Access, WPA3, has been finalized. WPA3 improves on WPA2, which has been in use for over a decade, by simplifying security features as well as improving them....

Using Threat Intelligence to Improve HIT Infrastructure Security

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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...

EU Data Privacy Rule GDPR Impacts US Health IT Infrastructure

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The EU data privacy rule, General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), takes effect today and healthcare organizations need to be aware of the regulation changes to understand how their data exchange and access processes may be impacted....

Utilizing Healthcare Blockchain to Increase Identity Management

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Healthcare blockchain is being used for better interoperability and data exchange, and is also being leveraged for identity management so organizations can build a more solid digital trust. The strong demand for blockchain identity...

Healthcare Cloud Security Relies on Infrastructure Visibility

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Organizations have gone through different periods of trust with the healthcare cloud as the technology becomes a staple in health IT infrastructure. Providers were initially hesitant with cloud adoption. How could the cloud, especially...

Compliance Testing Remedies HIT Infrastructure Vulnerabilities

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Organizations expanding their IT environment are tasked with choosing tools that are in compliance with HIPAA and can be used securely and efficiently in a healthcare environment. HIT infrastructure vulnerabilities threaten patient data...

Windows Vulnerability Potentially Exposes Healthcare Networks

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Windows faces a further vulnerability as the latest update to the meltdown bug exposed further weaknesses in the Microsoft OS. Organizations need to make a further update to their endpoints and servers operating on Windows 7 and Windows...

Threat Intelligence Supports Advanced Health IT Security

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Health IT infrastructure technology continues to advance as organizations go through digital transformations. More advanced IT tools also means that entities are threated by more advanced cybersecurity attacks. Organizations need to look...

Managing Healthcare Apps for Better Mobile Device Security

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Over the past several years, mobile device management strategies have evolved as healthcare organizations figure out the best way to manage their mobile devices. Implementing mobile device security without infringing on users’...

Healthcare Mobile Content Management Supports Device Security

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New mobile devices are constantly being introduced into health IT infrastructure systems and organizations are responsible for making sure devices are totally protected. Mobile content management (MCM) in healthcare is one mobile device...

Upgrading Healthcare Network Security to Protect Patient Data

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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...

HIMSS Highlights Evolving HIT Cybersecurity Threats, Improvements

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HIMSS released its 2018 Cybersecurity Survey and found that most healthcare organizations continue to experience significant security incidents. As HIT cybersecurity grows more advanced, the threats have evolved to challenge sophisticated...

Health IT Infrastructure Requirements for AI Cybersecurity

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Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning are becoming more popular as healthcare organizations realize the potential applications in AI for providing better insight into data and improving patient care. AI can also be used to help...

Benefits of Using Patches to Protect Health IT Infrastructure

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Patches and updates are a necessary part of health IT infrastructure to ensure that all systems are functioning at their highest capacity and security gaps are closed. Healthcare organizations that do not patch their systems regularly can...

Lack of Security Upgrades Threaten Health IT Infrastructure

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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...

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