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Lack of Security Upgrades Threaten Health IT Infrastructure

February 20, 2018 - 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 than device or paper record theft, affected millions of patients and were more damaging overall. “This study's results showed that paper...


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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,...

Healthcare SIEM Provides Security Through Event Data Monitoring

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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 healthcare...

Modern Health IT Infrastructure Key to Health Data Security

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Protecting HHS data systems and beneficiaries from cybersecurity threats is one of the top threats the agency must overcome, according to OIG’s 2017 Top Management and Performance Challenges Facing HHS. The threats need to be addressed...

Medical Device Security Begins with Health IT Infrastructure

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Medical device security complexities continue to plague healthcare as organizations look for health IT infrastructure solutions to exchange data over the network. As more medical devices connect to the network, the more complex securely exchanging...

Healthcare BYOD Security Embraces Cloud, Biometric Authentication

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Organizations demand more flexibility from their healthcare mobile strategy as clinicians are able to access information in more convenient ways. However, entities need to be aware of how healthcare BYOD security affects the network. Bitglass...

Focusing on Healthcare Open Source Security Awareness

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Healthcare open source software is a way for organizations to stay flexible and involved with the development of future solutions. However, organizations need to be aware of potential healthcare open source security concerns. Flexera released...

Healthcare IoT Infrastructure Relies on Device-to-Cloud Security

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Samsung announced its ARTIK secure “s” systems-on-modules and services for the ARTIK IoT Platform to strengthen device-to-cloud security for organizations building their healthcare IoT infrastructure. The tool increases edge security...

How Visibility Provides Stronger Healthcare Cloud Security

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TrapX Security announced integrated cloud data support for its DeceptionGrid solution for Amazon AWS EC2 and KVM Open stack. The integration is a response to the cloud security challenges presented by public and private cloud across all industries,...

2018 EHNAC Accreditation Impacts Secure Data Exchange

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The non-profit standards development organization, Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC) announced the new versions of program criteria for its 18 accreditation programs impacting secure data exchange. Healthcare organizations...

HIT Infrastructure Consolidation Increases Efficiently, Security

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NIST released a new draft version of its Risk Management Framework for Information Systems and Organizations outlining how healthcare organizations can most effectively structure their HIT infrastructure. The draft guidance presents organizations...

Healthcare Industry Now a Leading Target for Cyberattacks

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Healthcare surpassed the public sector this year in reporting the greatest number of security incidents in Q2, according to a new study released by McAfee. The healthcare industry accounted for 26 percent of cyberattacks over between April and...

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