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Modern Health IT Infrastructure Key to Health Data Security

November 17, 2017 - 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 using health IT infrastructure tools to ensure HHS data is protected. The amount of healthcare data being stored is growing exponentially as organizations...


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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...

BYOD Policies Challenge Health IT Infrastructure, Data Security

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Bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policies are becoming more common but healthcare organizations struggle with BYOD policies and how to make sure data is secure on devices they don’t own. A recent Spok study polled over 350 healthcare leaders...

Threat Intelligence Adoption Tests HIT Infrastructure Security

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Large cyberattacks plague the healthcare industry as organizations are challenged with introducing and maintaining threat intelligence as part of their HIT infrastructure security. The Ponemon Institute’s second annual cybersecurity threat...

Connected Medical Devices Need Current HIT Infrastructure Security

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Organizations are adding more connected medical devices to their HIT infrastructure, which raises concerns about device security. A recent Research and Markets report predicted that the medical device security market will reach $28.9 billion...

Interoperability Stressed in Recent FDA Medical Device Guidance

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The FDA released a final guidance for smart and secure interactions among medical devices, emphasizing the importance of incorporating interoperability among devices in the design stage. “FDA intends to promote the development and availability...

Lack of Design Phase Involvement Threatens Medical IoT Security

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A recent Deloitte poll identified that legacy and fielded medical Internet of Things (IoT) devices challenge provider connected device ecosystems, indicating that medical IoT security continues to test healthcare organizations. Thirty-six percent...

HIMSS Finds Improved HIT Network Security Infrastructure

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Organizations need to enhance their HIT network security infrastructure as more advanced cyberattacks continue to threaten clinical data. HIMSS released its latest cybersecurity survey, which highlights the importance of cybersecurity to health...

Utilizing SIEM to Support Real-Time Cybersecurity Monitoring

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Organizations digitizing their health IT infrastructures are vulnerable to different cybersecurity threats. Network cybersecurity monitoring solutions, such as security information and event management (SIEM) solutions, can provide much needed...

Healthcare Cyberattacks Remain Persistent Despite Better HIT

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A recent KPMG survey found that the healthcare industry has experienced an increase in healthcare cyberattacks and data loss since 2015. The healthcare executives polled stated that while they are more prepared than ever, they still experienced...

Visibility, Automation Defend Against Network Security Threats

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Fluency announced the availability of its Security Analytics and Orchestration (SAO) solution version 5.5, adding further protection from network security threats in the wake of WannaCry. The solution uses focused analytics to help organizations...

Internet of Medical Things Security Gaps Threaten Health IT

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Organizations are rapidly adopting mobile devices, which requires them to consider Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) security and what steps need to be taken to secure the devices. Most IoMT devices, such as wearables and monitors, don’t...

Using Firewalls to Prevent Health Data Security Risks

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Outside attacks pose healthcare data security risks as organizations continue to digitize their IT infrastructures. The advanced technology being deployed needs to be protected, which is why network firewalls need to adapt to current and future...

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