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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
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
A number of Fortinet employees recently joined with thousands of attendees at the 2017 HIMSS conference in Orlando, Florida. These individuals were on hand to discuss the latest healthcare innovations, and to share information about Fortinet’s products and services with HIMSS17 attendees. We had a chance to sit down with several Fortinet Health IT and Security experts to hear what they had to say about the current healthcare security landscape and the products that Fortinet offers to combat evolving threats. Watch the videos (below)... [Read More]
by RSS Susan Biddle  |  Apr 26, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
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
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
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
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
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