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As the major data breaches affecting healthcare organizations continue and new security concerns around the "Internet of Medical Things" emerge, the presence of healthcare IT professionals at Black Hat is timely. It’s becoming clear that we’re quickly moving into a much more dangerous environment for healthcare where security needs to be top of mind. Jonas Tichenor talked to Fortinet’s senior systems engineer for healthcare, Robert Marcoux, earlier today about Black Hat, healthcare, and our ability to mitigate... [Read More]
by RSS Chris Dawson  |  Aug 06, 2015  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
This year’s Black Hat keynote speaker, Jennifer Granick, gave her talk to applause yesterday rather than the boos and/or skepticism that have greeted other recent speakers. In a nutshell, she delivered a powerful call to action to preserve the hacker ethic, keep the Internet open, and make way for innovation and the hands-on exploration she called tinkering.  At the same time, she was clear that security is critical to this openness and to building safe places that respect and protect our privacy. It was a great message and interesting... [Read More]
by RSS Chris Dawson  |  Aug 06, 2015  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
Healthcare organizations have taken more than their fair share of security hits lately. The  bad news continued this week with yet another data breach announcement for Medical Informatics Engineering, an Indiana-based healthcare software company, and an FDA warning to stop using Hospira’s Symbiq medication infusion pump. The data breach involved 3.9 million people, exposing names, addresses, Social Security numbers, and other protected health information. The company reported the breach late last month but news of the nearly 3-week... [Read More]
by RSS Chris Dawson  |  Aug 04, 2015  |  Filed in: Industry Trends