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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Our recent blog posts have focused on malware, and more specifically ransomware, as a primary threat vector currently plaguing healthcare.  This week, we turn our spotlight on users and the challenges of coping with behavioral threats.  Scott Whyte, senior vice president of growth and innovation at ClearDATA, says that tactics like social hacking – for example, using popular social tools to impersonate a person of authority to convince users to divulge data – will become even more common. This points to an uncomfortable... [Read More]
by RSS Susan Biddle  |  Jun 17, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
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by RSS Susan Biddle  |  Jun 10, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends