healthcare


The healthcare industry requires technology that can keep pace with the speed at which medicine is evolving in order to provide patients with the best possible care. Additionally, this technology must meet HIPAA compliance standards to secure protected health information (PHI) from the growing number cyberattacks targeting the healthcare industry. This comes at a time when more devices than ever are accessing healthcare providers’ networks, including the proliferation of connected medical devices in the Internet of Medical Things (IoMT), and... [Read More]
by RSS Trish Borrmann  |  Aug 18, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
There have been countless ideas about how the cloud could transform the healthcare space and patient care. As healthcare cloud adoption has grown, however, the initial focus has largely been on its ability to store massive amounts of data and expedite the exchange of patient health information. These two capabilities have primarily been harnessed through medical research and electronic medical records (EMRs). The big data analysis and storage capacity that cloud computing provides has made new forms of medical research possible, while EMRs have... [Read More]
by RSS Susan Biddle  |  Aug 14, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
On the anniversary of the World Wide Web release to the public this week, we are taking a closer look at how web use has irrevocably changed and modernized some of the key industries shaping our lives today, and what this change means for our global cybersecurity. [Read More]
by RSS Anthony Giandomenico  |  Aug 04, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
Due to the sensitive information housed within medical records (Social Security numbers, addresses, medical claim data etc.), healthcare has always been one of the most frequently targeted industries by cybercriminals. Hackers who successfully steal this data can profit in a big way, as it has high value in the cybercrime black market. As digital capabilities grow within healthcare, so too do the number of vulnerabilities. This upsurge in capabilities and targets can largely be credited to the rise of the Internet of Medical Things (IoMT),... [Read More]
by RSS Susan Biddle  |  Aug 02, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
According to a report posted by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, 87 percent of office-based physicians had adopted some form of electronic health record (EHR) as of 2015. This is more than double the 42 percent that had done so when data was collected in 2008. Along with an increase in EHR adoption, we have also witnessed a global healthcare revolution in data collection and research. Access to such data improves the care and quality of life of those individuals these institutions serve. The challenge... [Read More]
by RSS Susan Biddle  |  Jul 19, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
Information governance is nothing new, but for it to be effective, it requires understanding, flexibility, and collaboration between a variety of teams and departments. Fortinet’s Susan Biddle offers her insights into the role of information governance in organizational security and how healthcare organizations can adapt. Can solid information governance boost security for an organization? If so, in what ways? Security is all about protecting the critical assets and intellectual property of an organization, while maximizing their value.... [Read More]
by RSS Darlene Gannon  |  Jul 12, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
Today’s healthcare networks are intricate ecosystems of different networks comprised of a wide variety of connected devices and moving data, but they weren’t always this open. The industry as a whole has had to rapidly shift gears. Healthcare data now flows faster than ever, and it isn’t slowing down. As a result, the role of the healthcare chief information officer (CIO) has had to expand and adapt. As networks expand and connected devices permeate the healthcare landscape, the CIO will continue to play an increasingly important... [Read More]
by RSS Susan Biddle  |  Jun 22, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
Nine out of ten healthcare organizations have suffered a breach in the past two years, according to a new Ponemon study, and the data shows that these breaches could be costing the industry upwards of $6 billion. When analyzing the sources of these breaches, it should come as no surprise that criminal attacks represent more than half of the total as healthcare records provide a treasure trove of valuable data. The remainder of the breaches tends to result from internal issues like employee mistakes, third-party snags, and stolen connected devices. While... [Read More]
by RSS Susan Biddle  |  Jun 16, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
Healthcare systems are consistently a preferred target of cybercriminals. Today, whenever a cyberattack occurs, healthcare networks seem to be right in the crosshairs. There are reasons for this. Historically, healthcare networks have been reasonablely easy to break into. Despite the implementation of new EHR systems and critical infrastructure for healthcare data exchanges, healthcare generally hasn’t kept up with other vertical markets in terms of security, creating “low-hanging fruit” for would-be attackers. These networks... [Read More]
by RSS Susan Biddle  |  Jun 01, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
This past February, thousands of healthcare IT professionals gathered in Orlando for the 2017 HIMSS conference to get an expansive view of the current healthcare landscape. Fortinet was also in attendance, presenting as well as walking the floors of the conference to connect with other vendors and discuss how their solutions can help clinicians and IT professionals keep their organization’s network secure. During our time at HIMSS, we spoke with customers, prospects, and of course, Fortinet employees. In this video gallery we will hear... [Read More]
by RSS Susan Biddle  |  May 04, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends