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Back in February, more than 40,000 healthcare IT professionals, vendors, clinicians, and executives from around the world gathered in Orlando for the 2017 HIMSS conference. Fortinet, as well as its employees and customers, were once again in attendance to learn about the current state of the healthcare industry. We caught up with two Fortinet customers, Tom Stafford, Vice President & CIO of Halifax Health, and Josh Kinsler, Security Engineering Manager at Community Health Network, to hear what’s on the minds of today’s CIOs and... [Read More]
by RSS Susan Biddle  |  Apr 18, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
On February 21, Hussein Syed, Chief Information Security Officer at Barnabas Health System, and Ladi Adefala, Senior Security Strategist at Fortinet, led a roundtable discussion at HIMSS17 about the evolving challenges of securing the next-generation healthcare enterprise. The session was geared toward providing attendees with information around the current threats targeting the healthcare industry, how organizations can align security to the progressive business model, and the emerging trends in security practices that are protecting organizations... [Read More]
by RSS Susan Biddle  |  Apr 05, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
More than any other database containing sensitive information for a large quantity of people, electronic health records (EHRs) are an especially attractive target for hackers. The patient data they hold can be used for financial gain, as recent reports show that stolen healthcare databases are being sold on the deep web for as much as US$500,000. But we’ve also seen a number of instances where large data breaches have occurred at the hands of state actors looking to collect data for espionage purposes. No matter the reasoning behind... [Read More]
by RSS Susan Biddle  |  Mar 21, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
Recent cyber attacks on the NHS and other healthcare systems have brought potential ramifications into the limelight. Read this post to find out more. [Read More]
by RSS Claire Silcock  |  Mar 10, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
In the all-out war for data, the healthcare industry is getting hit the hardest. Experian’s fourth annual 2017 Data Breach Industry Forecast states that healthcare organizations will be the most targeted sector for attack, with new and sophisticated attacks emerging. If healthcare organizations and their IT teams aim to keep data safe, they need to take a step back to assess the overall security landscape and the security processes currently in place on a macro level. [Read More]
by RSS Susan Biddle  |  Mar 03, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
Tags: IoT healthcare
X-ray image of installed pacemaker showing wire routing - Image from Wikipedia A few days ago, journalists reported a man had been charged with arson using data retrieved from his own pacemaker (see here). One article showed a "funny" image of a man's chest with stitches to insert or access the pacemaker. This, and the comments, led me to some research on pacemakers. No, you don't need to open the patient to retrieve data from the pacemaker Pacemakers transmit data over radio frequencies. They typically use the 402-405... [Read More]
by RSS Axelle Apvrille  |  Feb 27, 2017  |  Filed in: Security Research
According to IBM’s 2016 Cyber Security Intelligence Index report, cyber criminals attacked healthcare more than any other industry last year, with more than 100 million healthcare records being compromised. As the use of IoT devices continues to grow in hospitals, we talked to Roger Bailey about the risks, and how to secure these increasingly distributed healthcare environments. Q&A with Roger Bailey, Sales Engineer at Fortinet How is IoT growing in the world of healthcare? There are two sides to IoT in hospitals – the customer... [Read More]
by RSS Darlene Gannon  |  Feb 23, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
Healthcare systems spanning the globe are recognizing the potential of digital technologies and looking to leverage them to develop new business models, new revenue streams, and a better customer experience across the industry.   When speaking about “digital” technologies impacting the industry in 2017, we at Fortinet are focused on four principal technologies that are most responsible for change:   Cloud IoT Ubiquitous Broadband Data Analytics   We recently sat down at HIMSS17 in Orlando,... [Read More]
by RSS Susan Biddle  |  Feb 22, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
This Global Healthcare Threat Telemetry report examines the threat landscape of the global healthcare industry in Q4 2016. It is based on threat telemetry obtained by FortiGuard Labs’ research group from sensors located at 454 healthcare companies located in 50 countries around the globe. FortiGuard Labs, and its more than 200 researchers and analysts located around the world, logs over 400,000 hours of threat research every year by monitoring and analyzing threat telemetry gathered from over two million sensors. The resulting threat intelligence... [Read More]
by RSS Gavin Chow  |  Feb 21, 2017  |  Filed in: Security Research
The healthcare industry continues to ride the digital wave to improve patient care and organizational efficiency in addition to reducing costs. Hospitals and health systems are relying on electronic health records (EHRs), the cloud, and the Internet of Things (IoT) more than ever. While these technologies are convenient, efficient, and enable a higher degree of patient-centric care, they can be jeopardized by cybercriminals. Stolen patient data can easily be sold on the dark web to criminals looking to extort money, commit identify fraud, spearphish,... [Read More]
by RSS Susan Biddle  |  Feb 20, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News