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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
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
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
Whatever terminology you want to use for the hacking community – bad actors, cybercriminals, thorns in our side – the fact is that they are more sophisticated now than ever. And diligent. Recent years have seen both the proliferation of and gradual sophistication in their methods. They know that medical records are extremely valuable, and that the healthcare industry remains remarkably vulnerable. But where other sectors, such as financial services, have made substantial investments in security, healthcare still lags behind. The... [Read More]
by RSS Susan Biddle  |  Jul 08, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News