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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
Fortinet recently sat down with Derek Manky, Global Security Strategist at Fortinet, to learn about the biggest cybersecurity threats to healthcare in 2017. [Read More]
by RSS Derek Manky  |  Feb 06, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
HIMSS 2017 will be held in Orlando from February 19-23. Read this post to learn about Fortinet’s involvement in the convention. [Read More]
by RSS Susan Biddle  |  Jan 27, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
Recent DDoS and ransomware attacks have grabbed the attention of healthcare organizations around the globe. Read more to find out how. [Read More]
by RSS Susan Biddle  |  Dec 02, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
Healthcare security breaches can be extremely rewarding for cybercriminals. Read this post to find out why. [Read More]
by RSS Susan Biddle  |  Nov 08, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
An integrated security solution can help healthcare organizations manage their surplus of siloed technologies. Read this post to find out how. There was a time in the healthcare industry when the pulse oximeter was considered by many to be the most technologically-advanced product on the market. This device was designed to measure the oxygen saturation of blood and was not connected to wireless networks. [Read More]
by RSS Susan Biddle  |  Oct 05, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
The need for medical device security is growing alongside the medical device marketplace. Read this post to learn more. [Read More]
by RSS Susan Biddle  |  Sep 19, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
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 are able to successfully steal this data can profit in a big way as this data 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... [Read More]
by RSS Susan Biddle  |  Sep 12, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
Articles, blogs, and whitepapers written about the rise in cybercrime targeting healthcare have become routine even as they reflect a mounting threat to one of our most critical industries. Virtually anyone who has access to a computer and has a propensity toward criminal activity is now able to enter the global criminal marketplace and profit from malware proliferation. This trend continues to gain critical momentum, and has shown no sign of slowing down. Even worse, government agencies are unable to keep pace with the demand for prosecution and... [Read More]
by RSS Ryan Edwards  |  Jul 22, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
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 & News