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How to Protect Patient Healthcare Data from Shadow IT Threats

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Shadow IT is one of the most prominent threats to patient healthcare data because it often goes undetected unless the IT department has tools in place to flag and prevent the unauthorized use of third party apps and devices. Shadow IT...

Hacker-Based Cyber Defense Increases Healthcare Data Security

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Synack announced that its hacker-powered intelligence platform is now backed by Microsoft and HPE and has raised over $20 million in a Series C round of funding to add more advanced healthcare data security. The new investment will be...

Healthcare Blockchain Relies on Industry Standardization

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Healthcare blockchain is growing as organizations seek more secure ways to exchange information and conduct transactions with other entities. The enterprise blockchain market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 26 percent through 2025,...

HIMSS Analytics Highlights Health IT Mobile Security Concerns

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HIMSS Analytics released its 2017 Essentials Brief: Mobile Study, covering the use of mobile technology in hospitals. The market research report specifically focuses on the use of tablets and smartphones in U.S. hospitals. The continued...

How Evolving Endpoint Protection Platforms Secure Devices

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As healthcare organizations deploy more mobile devices into their health IT infrastructures, networks can become more vulnerable because malware has more opportunities to affect the networks. This is where evolving endpoint protection...

Staffing Top Challenge in SIEM HIT Infrastructure Adoption

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Security information and event management (SIEM) is an important aspect of HIT infrastructure security, but a recent study conducted by the Ponemon Institute found that over half of respondents were unsatisfied with the actionable...

Identity Governance and Admin Protects HIT Infrastructure

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Gartner released its latest Magic Quadrant report that highlights the need for identity governance and administration (IGA), which is especially significant to HIT infrastructure when organizations have multiple information systems and a...

VMware Joins Intel Health IT Security Readiness at HIMSS17

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At HIMSS17, VMware announced a new collaboration with Intel Health and Life Sciences to benefit healthcare organizations by understanding their current health IT security readiness. VMware now offers new services as part of Intel’s...

Extreme Networks Releases HIPAA-Compliant Network Management

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Extreme Networks announced the release of an optional network management add-on to its ExtremeManagement product portfolio, helping healthcare organizations stay HIPAA compliant for mission-critical networks. Announced at HIMSS17, the...

Ruckus Expands Network Security with VMware, Lightspeed Systems

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Ruckus Wireless announced new integrations between its Cloudpath software and Lightspeed Systems and VMware software to offer better network security. Cloudpath allows organizations to establish policy-based security for wired and...

How to Secure an Evolving HIT, BYOD Mobile Infrastructure

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Healthcare organizations have been exploring bring-your-own-device (BYOD) deployments in health IT infrastructure over the past several years, but many organizations have been hung up on challenges presented by security concerns of...

Major Vendors Form IoT Cybersecurity Alliance

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IBM, Nokia, AT&T, Palo Alto Networks, Symantec, and Trustonic announced the formation of the IoT Cybersecurity Alliance to research better ways to secure an IoT ecosystem and help solve IoT security challenges. The influx of...

DigiCert Releases Healthcare IoT Security Solution

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DigiCert announced the release of its DigiCert Auto-Provisioning solution to help appease the need for medical Internet of Things (IoT) device security. The tool provisions digital certificates at scale, regardless if an...

Blockchain Vendor Efforts Center on IoT in IT Infrastructure

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Last month, a group blockchain vendors came together to discuss a collective effort to address the challenges facing blockchain and Internet of Things (IoT) deployments in enterprise IT infrastructure. Vendors attending the meeting...

How Machine Learning Can Improve Healthcare Cybersecurity

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Machine learning in healthcare cybersecurity is expected to increase spending on big data, intelligence, and analytics, according to a report by ABI Research. Cyber threats are a constant concern for enterprises and are expected to cause...

IBM Watson, FDA Collaborate on Healthcare Blockchain Research

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IBM Watson Health and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have signed a collaborative research agreement with the goal of applying blockchain technology to define secure, efficient, and scalable health data exchange. IBM and the FDA...

PokitDok Receives EHNAC HIE, Healthcare Cloud Accreditations

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PokitDok has received accreditation from the Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC), the software development company announced earlier this week. The company met the requirements for both the Outsourced Services...

Ruckus, TrackR Release Wi-Fi IoT Device Tracking Solution

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Ruckus Wireless along with TrackR has announced a joint solution that leverages Bluetooth low energy (BLE) technology combined with Ruckus ZoneFlex across access points (APs) to enhance the indoor and outdoor location services of...

Health IT Infrastructure to Combat Growing Ransomware Threats

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Healthcare organizations are set to adopt anti-ransomware software and services as the threat of ransomware continues to be a top health IT security threat. The latest Markets and Markets research predicts that the ransomware protection...

Protecting Health IT infrastructure from DDoS Attacks

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The adoption connected medical devices and the Internet of Things (IoT) by healthcare organizations increases the responsibility for protecting health IT infrastructures against distributed-denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks...

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