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Healthcare Cloud Security Relies on Infrastructure Visibility

April 17, 2018 - 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 the public cloud be HIPAA compliant if data was being stored in a third-party facility? HIPAA compliant cloud options have been made available over the past...


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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 and entities...

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 2008R2...

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 into...

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’ personal...

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 security...

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 security....

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 cybersecurity...

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 organization...

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 run...

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 less frequent...

Healthcare Blockchain Potential Impacts Future HIT Infrastructure

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Healthcare blockchain is expected to emerge as a valuable tool to add to health IT infrastructure in 2018. However, healthcare blockchain is still so new that the practical applications of the technology are unclear . The first healthcare blockchain...

Digital Transformation Strains Healthcare Network Security

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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 infrastructure...

New IEEE Programs Improve Healthcare Data Security

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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 of...

Securing Mobile Medical Apps on Devices Adds Flexibility

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More mobile devices are being introduced into health IT infrastructure environments. Organizations must find the right way to manage and monitor different mobile medical apps to ensure reliable and secure connections. Entities need tools to help...

Proactive HIT Infrastructure Security Reduces Network Vulnerability

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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 network....

Wi-Fi Alliance WPA3 Launch Improves Healthcare Network Security

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Wi-Fi Alliance announced security enhancements and new features for its Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) Wi-Fi CERTIFIED technologies. These upgrades will improve healthcare network security by refining configuration, authentication, and encryption...

HIT Infrastructure Security Upgrades Needed Against Botnet Attacks

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The US Department of Commerce and the Department of Homeland Security issued a draft report to help reduce HIT infrastructure security threats by strengthening networks against automated cyberattacks. The report identified automated botnets as...

Google, Microsoft, Apple Invest in Health Network Infrastructure

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The healthcare industry is in the midst of a digital transformation and the tech giants want in. As companies such as Google, Apple, Microsoft, and Amazon make strides in the healthcare industry, it’s more important than ever for healthcare...

Verification, Automation Strengthen Healthcare Network Security

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Organizations going through a digital transformation are challenged when it comes to ensuring their healthcare network security can handle all the traffic and different devices connecting to it. Many organizations lack visibility and control,...

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