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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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