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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: Security Q & A
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
The healthcare security market is flourishing due to a number of recent trends. Read this post to find out more. [Read More]
by RSS Susan Biddle  |  Oct 21, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
This is a guest post from Erik Devine, CISO, Riverside Healthcare. Healthcare security requires a delicate balance: IT must secure sensitive patient information across numerous devices, but without compromising the user experience. As soon as care is compromised, any given security program has failed. At Riverside Healthcare, a comprehensive hospital and wellness campus, we understand how difficult it is to maintain that balance. That’s why our preferred approach is to stay in the background – doing our due diligence on the security... [Read More]
by RSS Erik Devine  |  Jul 15, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
This is a guest post from Erik Devine, CISO, Riverside Healthcare. In a complex healthcare system, ensuring data security can be difficult. Today, the threats are numerous and always evolving. From our vantage point at Riverside Healthcare, a 325-bed acute hospital with connected senior care centers and a wellness center, security presents a lot of moving parts. It’s difficult to identify our vulnerabilities, much less address them. That’s where a partner like Fortinet becomes so crucial. Fortinet understands that healthcare... [Read More]
by RSS Erik Devine  |  Jun 24, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
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
It’s difficult to overemphasize just how vulnerable many healthcare organizations are to cyber attacks. The healthcare industry as a whole simply hasn’t adopted the sorts of protections, best practices, and security awareness as other markets like finance or defense. One has to look no further than the biggest data breaches so far in 2015 - Healthcare is at the top of the list. Why is healthcare such a big target? The Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) recently published a primer on healthcare cybersecurity and identified... [Read More]
by RSS Ryan Witt  |  Jun 22, 2015  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
What’s the first rule of IT in healthcare? According to Frank Nydam, Senior Director of Healthcare Solutions for VMware, it’s “Don’t get in the caregiver’s way.” Unfortunately, this is often easier said than done, as the industry quickly moves to a more digital and for the time being increasingly complex health information system. Add to this the obvious concerns about security and regulatory compliance and it’s clear that creating systems that are transparent to the caregiver, highly efficient from... [Read More]
by RSS Ryan Witt  |  Jun 03, 2015  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
Recently, I wrote about the three vectors of a healthcare cyber attack. This is the third of a three-part series examining each vector in depth with some new perspectives here at HIMSS. Recently, I’ve been writing about the three vectors of a healthcare cyber attack. Last week, I introduced the idea of the Internet of Medical Things when I talked about connected medical devices. These devices sit in hospitals and doctors’ offices, clinics and nursing homes. They range from IV pumps to CT scanners. They are, however, just the tip of... [Read More]
by RSS Ryan Witt  |  Apr 16, 2015  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
Our healthcare systems, from EHR to medical devices, are more vulnerable than many of us realize. And the stakes are too high to ignore. Even within the healthcare industry, few people realize just how vulnerable many of our systems are to cyberattack. We talk about protected health information (PHI) and HIPAA compliance, we worry about penalties under new Omnibus rules and the HITECH Act, but few organizations see themselves as targets for the sophisticated attacks that have wreaked havoc for the likes of Home Depot and Sony. We’re just... [Read More]
by RSS Ryan Witt  |  Feb 04, 2015  |  Filed in: Industry Trends